The Hunter Foundation Supports the Year of Young People 2018

The Hunter Foundation (THF) has launched a '100 Disrupters' competition to support the Year of Young People 2018 in Scotland.

Open to any young person up to the age of 26, THF will award 100 grants of £1000 to individuals or groups who are positively disrupting Scotland.

From the '100Disrupters' competition, THF will then build a content rich platform to showcase all 100 ambitions and ensure all of Scotland can witness those ambitions either attempted or realised.

We are looking to back young people with massive ambition and the courage to take that ambition on. Whether that's one mighty sporting challenge, changing their communities, building the next Facebook, a nascent Rabbie Burns or promoting a charity or cause that can change the face of Scotland, we want to support their ambition.

As a fundamental, Scotland's young people need a voice and a channel to ensure they are the next generation of leaders and importantly, that they are not just heard but their ideas embraced.

Ambition is taking on a challenge you may not fulfill but giving it a go anyway. As John Wayne said, 'courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway'. We hope 100 disrupters will!"

Sir Tom Hunter, founder of THF

As well as being an open competition to any young person or group up to the age of 26 who is resident in Scotland, THF is partnering with a range of organisations to encourage young people to apply, including The Wood Foundation's Youth & Philanthropy Initiative, Young Scot, Prince's Trust, Young Enterprise Scotland, Street Soccer, Who Cares Scotland and the Children's Parliament. All partners will be invited to judge the winning entries.

Applications - either via a one page of script or a one minute video message - outlining a group or individual's ambition should be emailed no later than April 30th to:

THF will then let all winners know directly by close of play 30th May if they have been successful as well as publishing the '100 disrupters' winning ambitions on:

  • Investor In People
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland
  • Investors In Young People
  • Family Friendly Working Scotland

About YES

Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start
their journey.

Our Mission is to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise.

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.

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Young Enterprise Scotland
Rouken Glen Centre
Rouken Glen Park
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United Kingdom

+44 (0)141 406 7722
0141 406 7722

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