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Worthy winner will use KCOM grant to help youngsters thrive


A Hull school that helps children with special educational needs is to benefit from a KCOM community grant

Northcott School is one of three charities to be awarded £1,000 as part of KCOM’s latest round of grants.

Katherine Johnson, headteacher at Northcott School, said: “Northcott School is thrilled to have been awarded a grant from the KCOM community grants scheme.

“Our school community has communication and interaction needs and can experience sensory issues. This grant will allow us to transform a space to provide essential sensory equipment and outdoor learning opportunities.

“We are very grateful of the support of companies like KCOM who allow schools to provide additional resources and experiences for our pupils.”

The north Hull school caters for children aged from five to 16 with a high majority of pupils on the autistic spectrum with additional sensory needs.

Northcott was one of three charities chosen by public vote to be awarded a quarterly grant with the Friends of St Anne's and the RSPCA Hull & East Riding branch also receiving £1,000.

Brendon Smurthwaite, KCOM’s community coordinator, said: “We’re absolutely delighted Northcott School will now be able to buy new sensory equipment that will help youngsters to learn and have fun. It’s a fantastic school that does brilliant work.

“Our community grants scheme has gone from strength to strength since we opened it up to public voting and this time we received a record number of votes with more than 2,300 people supporting their chosen cause.

“For those groups who didn’t quite make it this time, there will be another round of grants opening for nominations in the new year.”

The next round of KCOM community grants opens for nomination on 1 January, 2020, with the public vote starting on 10 February.

For more details on how to enter visit here

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