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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-16-06

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Local project celebrates getting grant from BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need has awarded a total of ₤26,801 in new funding to a local group working with disadvantaged children and young people across Southport. This is the 3rd time that BBC Children in Need has awarded new funding to projects across the UK this year, with further funding to be allocated throughout 2017. This latest boost of funding, from the Charity's Small Grants programme, brings the total currently invested across Sefton to more than ₤598,000.

Phoenix Community and Youth Project has been awarded ₤26,801, over 3 years, to deliver life skills sessions to learning disabled children and young people in Southport. The sessions will teach the young people essential skills in things such as finance, independent travel, healthy eating and relationships to make it possible for them to live independently of their parents/carers and reach their full potential.

Raymond Moore, Project Manager at Phoenix Community and Youth Project said:- "We're extremely pleased to hear that we've been awarded with funding from BBC Children in Need, that will enable us to run this project for the next 3 years. A big thank you to everyone that has made this possible."

Speaking of the new grant, Isabel Farnell, BBC Children in Need Regional Head of the North said:- "It's always a pleasure to award funding to projects such as Phoenix Community and Youth Project that are making a tangible difference to children and young people in Southport. The competition for our grants is always extremely high but their application really demonstrated the impact that it would have on the young people that need it most in the local area."

BBC Children in Need's Chief Executive, Simon Antrobus added:- "At BBC Children in Need the grants that we award, no matter how big or small, support some of the most disadvantaged children and young people in communities across the UK. Our grants work with projects that make a positive difference and transform young lives, which would be impossible without generous donations from the UK public."

BBC Children in Need awards grants at 7 points during the year and funds 2 types of grants, both of which are open to new or existing applicants. A Main Grants Programme is for grants over ₤10,000 per year to support projects for up to 3 years. Meanwhile, a Small Grants Programme includes grants up to and including ₤10,000, and has been refreshed to support projects for up to 3 years. Projects working with children and young people facing any kind of disadvantage can find out more on how to apply for funding on the BBC website.

BBC Children in Need relies on the support and creativity of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK who donate their time, money and energy to help raise millions for the charity. Whether raised by baking cakes, going on rambles, putting on quizzes or taking part in dress up days, all the money raised helps make a difference.

 

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