Seahouses gets £30,000 grant

Seahouses Development Trust has been awarded £30,000 over three years to deliver youth club sessions for disadvantaged children and young people.

Friday, 8th June 2018, 8:39 am
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The funding has come from BBC Children in Need’s small grants programme.

The youth club sessions will offer the young people a safe environment where they will be able to have fun with friends, gain advice and guidance and partake in activity sessions to develop new skills.

The project will also run sessions throughout the school holidays and offer trips to various places across the region to challenge the young people and give them the opportunity to explore new places.

All of the activities will help to build confidence and self-esteem, raise the young people’s aspirations for the future and encourage them to reach their full potential.

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Shirley Wright, project manager at Seahouses Development Trust, said: “The children and young people that we work with live in an area of Northumberland which is rurally isolated, meaning there aren’t many opportunities for them to learn new skills or meet with their friends, so we’re delighted that this funding will enable us to support them for the next three years.”

Hadston House Youth and Community Project, near Amble, has been awarded £28,500 over three years to deliver a junior youth service, run activity sessions, and hold skills workshops.

Isabel Farnell, regional head of north at BBC Children in Need, said: “With this new funding, Hadston House Youth and Community Projects and Seahouses Development Trust will be able to make a tangible difference to disadvantaged children and young people’s lives.”

BBC Children in Need’s Chief Executive, Simon Antrobus added: “We’re delighted to be able to award these grants, thanks to the generosity of the British public. This funding will help to support disadvantaged children and young people right across the UK, giving them the chance to overcome the challenges in their lives and to reach their full potential.”

BBC Children in Need awards grants at seven points during the year and funds two 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 three years.

Meanwhile, its Small Grants Programme supports projects for up to three years, and includes grants up to and including £10,000 per year. Both of these programmes are currently open to applications.

To find out more about any of BBC Children in Need’s grant programmes or for information on how to apply for funding visit bbc.co.uk/pudsey/grants.