Hillhouse WINS SANTANDER GROWTH AWARD
Hillhouse based in Kilmarnock received a Santander award of £10,000 to fund a member of staff to train our volunteers
Set up in 1975 to support families experiencing financial hardship by providing them with children’s clothing, toys, equipment and baby starter packs (known as Bairns Boxes), free of charge. Hillhouse will use the award to help grow the enterprise and expand the number of people we help in Ayrshire.
Hillhouse was named as one of the winners of Santander’s Social Enterprise Development Awards (SEDA) which supports social enterprises and trading charities looking to grow their business and improve their local community. The annual award scheme has awarded 101 social ventures across the UK this year with funding of almost £1million.
Sarah Hall from Hillhouse said “It was great to hear we’d been chosen to receive an award as it will help us to develop the skills of our volunteers..”
Steve Pateman, Head of UK Banking at Santander, said: “SEDA was set up to help social ventures with the potential to grow and we’re delighted to be able to support Hillhouse and the valuable work they do in their community. Our congratulations go to them and all the 2015 winners.”
Alongside the prize money, Hillhouse will have access to a business support package from Santander which includes business webinars, funded internships and networking events to meet with other social entrepreneurs in the region.