Official Grant Making Partner
Anyone who selects ‘The Kiltwalk’ during registration will have their funds distributed by our Official Grant Making Partner – The STV Children’s Appeal.
As our Official Grant Making Partner, the STV Appeal distribute all funds raised by walkers who simply choose ‘The Kiltwalk’ as their charity during registration.
Why support the STV Children’s Appeal?
One in four children in Scotland now live in poverty with over 220,000 young people affected. Some families are forced, every day, to make the heartbreaking decision between heating their house and buying food.
The STV Children’s Appeal is committed to helping children and young people affected by poverty. Every pound raised stays here in Scotland and makes a real difference by providing practical help like food and warm clothes; creating opportunities for training and employability; and enabling social and emotional support for those who need it most.
In just eight years, thanks to fundraising events like the Kiltwalk, the Appeal has raised over £19 million, making 1,102 big and small awards across all 32 local authority areas in Scotland and providing much needed support to over 79,000 children.
How does the money help?
£20 can provide a food parcel for two families. Many smaller projects supported by the Appeal distribute food parcels to destitute families across Scotland
£200 can provide children’s beds, a washing machine or a cooker for a grandparent who finds themselves looking after grandchildren because their parents can’t. The Appeal helps Kinship Care groups who offer support to grandparents in this situation.
£500 can provide help with housing, employment and life skills support to young people who are either homeless, in threat of homelessness, or coming out of care. Many projects funded by the Appeal offer counselling and support to children who would otherwise drop out of the system.
You can help make a difference – all you have to do is sign up, choose ‘The Kiltwalk’ as your charity, put on your walking shoes and join our fight against child poverty in Scotland.
Thanks for your support!