BBC Children in Need awards ₤106,000 in
new funding to Southport
BBC Children in Need has awarded Southport a further
₤106,863 to support a project working with disadvantaged children and young
people in the Town. This latest boost of funding, from the charity's Main Grants
programme, brings the total currently invested in Sefton to more than ₤769,000.
The newly awarded grant comes as BBC Children in Need celebrates its highest
ever fundraising total; ₤60m was raised during the charity's 2016 appeal. The
record breaking total is the culmination of the efforts of every single person
across the UK who supported the charity in 2016. The money raised will go
towards projects that work with children and young people who are affected by a
range of disadvantages including those affected by homelessness, neglect,
deprivation and poverty or young people who are encountering a serious illness
or bereavement. In the last year alone BBC Children in Need has been able to
positively impact over 480,000 young lives in communities throughout the UK.
Home Start Southport and Formby will use the grant, over 3 years, to deliver
the 'Play to Learn' project to children who are facing a range of disadvantages
and live in an area of deprivation. The funding will enable the project to train
volunteers who will work with children and their families in their own home to
deliver play and early years learning activities which will help to encourage
positive relationships between parent and child, develop the children's
emotional health and wellbeing and improve their development.
Annie Ives, Manager at Home Start Southport and Formby said:- "It's
fantastic news to hear that our funding from BBC Children in Need will continue
for a further 3 years. With this we'll be able to continue working with some of
the most isolated children in our community and make a positive difference to
their early year's development."
Speaking of the new grants, Isabel Farnell, BBC Children in Need Regional Head
of the North said:- "We're delighted to be supporting Home-Start Southport
and Formby which will work with disadvantaged children and young people in the
local community and make a difference to their lives."
Speaking of the news, Simon Antrobus, Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need
said:- "These grants would not have been possible had it not been for the
incredible support shown across the UK in 2016. To everyone who fundraised and
donated in 2016, thank you, the money raised really will go on to make a huge
difference to children and young people throughout the UK who need it most."