Evolve directors were delighted to hear that Project HE:RO™ has won its third award in recognition of the impact it has on improving the lives of children. HERO has already won an award in a competition “to make Bradford a healthier place” and an UnLtd Millennium Award for the Project HE:RO™ concept.
Evolve director Graham Morgan received a Social Future Awards from UnLtd and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The Social Futures Award provides funding and support to entrepreneurial individuals living in Bradford with innovative ideas and solutions to the challenges that face their local communities.
Although HERO was devised to combat inactivity and obesity amongst children headteachers have been delighted to report additional benefits from the programme in terms of improved attendance, attainment, aspiration and behaviour for their young learners.
UnLtd is a charity which supports social entrepreneurs – people with vision, drive, commitment and passion who want to change the world for the better. They provide a complete package of funding and support, to help individuals make their ideas a reality.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is a British social policy research and development charity that funds a UK-wide research and development programme. It seeks to understand the root causes of social problems, to identify ways of overcoming them, and to show how social needs can be met in practice.
Graham was also awarded a £10,000 cash prize along with his trophy and this will be spent on creating marketing and promotional resources to further spread the benefits of Project HE:RO™ to more children and help them lead happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives.