Chi Onwurah MP launches £10,000 competition for local schools

Chi Onwurah, Member of Parliament for Newcastle Central, has today launched a competition for schools based in her constituency to win money from a pot of £10,000.

Schools based in Newcastle Central will be able to bid for the money, with up to £3,000 available for any one school. The competition will be judged by a local expert team assembled by Chi composed of experienced educational professionals under the leadership of Alderman Margaret Carter.

To submit a bid, schools should email chi.onwurah.mp@parliament.uk with one A4 page  which sets out how much money is being bid for, how it will be used and what it will achieve. The deadline for submissions is Friday 2nd of March. Chi wants the money to be used to improve opportunities and experiences for young people in her constituency.

The money for the competition has come from the LEOCoin Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the development of digital currencies and actively promotes and champions their use in all walks of life.

The Foundation pledged to donate £10,000 to a school nominated by the winner of a prize draw at a Parliamentary event. The draw was won by Ms. Onwurah, who said she would divide the money between schools in her constituency.

Ms. Onwurah commented:

“I benefited from a comprehensive, inspirational and free education for which I will always be grateful and I continue to champion Newcastle schools in Parliament.

“I am delighted with this opportunity to provide funding and support to schools in my constituency and look forward to seeing which projects are successful.”

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