7 August 2020
Shoreham Port have solidified their commitment to supporting Shoreham Academy’s Gateway Centre by committing to the significant annual donation of £20,000 for the next five years, as part of their Community and Stakeholder Request (CSR) funding. As a Trust Port, the Port strives to support their stakeholders and give back to the local community that it serves, often providing time, resources, and in some cases, financial help, to organisations that align with their CSR criteria.
Established by Shoreham Academy five years ago, The Gateway Centre is a school provision that aims to support the most vulnerable young people aged 10-16 within the local areas of Shoreham, Southwick and Fishersgate. The facility provides a supportive environment for students who, due to experiencing deprivation or mental health issues, find mainstream school challenging, and enables access to closer staff teaching, support and guidance. Students are therefore able to gain the key qualifications, high levels of attendance and most importantly, confidence, to secure further study, a future that otherwise would not be possible.
Jim Coupe, Principal at Shoreham Academy commented “We are extremely grateful to Shoreham Port for financially underpinning the future of the Gateway Centre for the next five years. Their generous donation of £20,000 this year will enable us to continue supporting the most vulnerable young people within our local community, which is especially important in the aftermath of Covid-19. Thank you to the team for their continued support which is helping transform the lives of our students.”
Emily Kenneally, Communications & Stakeholder Manager commented “The Gateway is a crucial facility for vulnerable, local young people to gain an education, and ensuring the centre remains open is a cause our CSR group fully support having seen first-hand the fantastic provision they provide. We hope that by contributing other business will follow suit and invest in the future of their nearby communities.”