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A Helping Hand – The Kids Like Us Bursary Fund

As Kids Like Us continues its support of twice-exceptional young people, we work with children and families from all backgrounds.

Many of these children come from disadvantaged backgrounds, and need financial support to access services that they require. Without the help that we can offer these children can find themselves isolated in their school environment, held back from achieving their full potential. Twice-exceptional young people who lack the support to embrace their twice-exceptionality and to develop the skills and strategies are often left anxious, depressed, and at a distance from those their age.

Reaching out and lending a helping hand to these children is a priority for us, and that’s why we established the Kids Like Us Bursary Fund. This is a dedicated bursary fund that manages and distributes funds to young people who need financial support to help them access their learning. The fund is governed by a separate Board, and follows an application process – the first steps of which can be found on our Bursary Fund page. Accounts are prepared by Pitcher Partners.

Through our bursary fund, we look to fund the equivalent of 20% of the value of our services to students experiencing financial hardship.

Over the course of 2015, your donations funded over $10’000 of support to the young people of our area, and we look set to be able to offer the same and more in 2016.

Donations to our bursary fund contribute where they’re most needed, ensuring that these twice-exceptional young people are able to achieve their highest goals in school and later life. All contributions are gratefully received.

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