We’re delighted to announce that SHINE has made the shortlist for this year’s prestigious Charity Awards, the longest-running awards scheme in the charity sector. SHINE has been shortlisted in the grantmaking and funding category for our Let Teachers SHINE competition.
Let Teachers SHINE was created in 2012 to find the next big ideas to transform outcomes for disadvantaged students. Each year we identify 10 creative, passionate teachers working on the frontline of educational disadvantage, and give them the funding and support they need to make an impact at scale. It begins with an annual national competition of ideas from teachers, and offers around ten grants of up to £15,000. Around three of these teachers are offered further funding of up to £20,000 to expand their ideas into other schools, either locally or regionally. Those that are identified as having potential for fast growth are then supported with additional funds, and business and legal support to scale up and roll out.
The independent panel were impressed by the programme’s aims to develop a pipeline of innovative and high-impact projects, and to identify projects that are easily replicable and scalable. Charity Awards judge, Danielle Walker Palmour, described Let Teachers SHINE as “a good solid programme addressing real needs and filling a gap, with good planning and development”.
The 10 category winners will be announced at a ceremony and dinner on Thursday the 9th of June, at the Mermaid Theatre in London’s Blackfriars.