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AICO Community Awards 2024

AICO Community Awards 2024

We are delighted to share that one of the fabulous projects we nominated to receive an AICO Community Award 2024 has been shortlisted and invited to the 2024 award ceremony.

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Lintel Trust first came into contact with the STEAM Club in 2022, when they applied for funding from our small grant programme. We were impressed with their approach, how much the club is led by what the children are interested and how proactive they are in addressing inequality.

The STEAM Club is held at Netherholm Community Hall, supported by Netherholm Area Association, Thenue Housing Association and Glasgow Kelvin College. They have received funding from a variety of sources including the National Lottery Awards for All, the Co-op and other funders but, like most groups, need continued funding to continue delivering the club. Last , they were awarded funding from SafeDeposits Scotland, after receiving the most nominations at a Lintel Soup fundraising event.

The club is run by volunteers Frank and Joan Soutar, and assisted by science tutor Alisdair Gray and early years tutor Hazel Leggat. 

The young people, aged between 7 and 13, learn about 3D printing - designing products of their choice using high tech printers purchased by local community group the Netherholm Area Association, engage in fun science projects and enjoy craftwork including painting the 3D models.

STEAM Club is making a significant impact on the lives of young people in the community. Being shortlisted for the AICO Community Award 2024 is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in the club.

The approach of letting the children lead and explore their interests is commendable, as it not only fosters their curiosity but also empowers them to realize their potential regardless of their background. The support from organizations like Lintel Trust, the Netherholm Area Association, Thenue Housing Association, and Glasgow Kelvin College is invaluable in creating this enriching environment for learning and creativity.

It's heartening to hear about the diverse activities the club offers, from 3D printing to science projects and craftwork. These experiences will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on the young participants, opening up new avenues of learning and discovery.

Congratulations to the STEAM Club on being shortlisted, and best wishes for the upcoming award ceremony! The recognition is well-deserved, and I'm sure the club will continue to inspire and make a difference in the lives of many more children in the community.

Aico Community Awards 2024