First Give has given over £165,000 worth of grants to charities and has reached over 30,320 students. Just some of the amazing numbers behind the project.
(Over academic year 2017/2018)
charities at School Finals
community judges volunteered their time
worth of grants to local charities
raised by students themselves for charity
What students say:
88% of students say they are more aware of how they can help others through social action
89% of students say they are more open to the ideas, cultures, values and beliefs of others
88% of students say they are more likely to give to charity
75% of students say they are more likely to volunteer for a charity in the future
73% of students say First Give improved their teamwork skills
64% of students say they are more confident in other areas of life such as interviews
Students at Sydney Russell Sixth Form represented anti-gang violence charity GAV (Growing Against Violence). For their social action they invited students from Year 9 to debate the motion: This house would make joining gangs illegal. Not only did the class win the £1,000 First Give grant for GAV, they requested that the money to be spent on delivering workshops in their school, increasing the impact in their school community.
“Our social action was much more dedicated to raising awareness in our school than raising money, because we knew that the charity would prefer us to make a difference to young people’s lives directly”
Sydney Russell Sixth Form
Where we work
Mae rhaglen First Give yn gweithredu o fewn ysgolion yn Ne Cymru ac yn medru cael ei gyflwyno trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg o fis Medi 2019. Dewch yn ôl yma mewn cwpwl o fisoedd ar gyfer ein safle we hollol ddwyieithog!