Local Lambeth projects awarded £60,000 from BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need has announced that it has awarded new grants totalling £60,000 to local projects working with disadvantaged children and young people in Lambeth. The grants have been allocated through the charity’s Small Grants Programme.

The new funding will enable the projects to provide services to young people in the area and means that the charity now has more than £2.6million invested locally. This is the second funding allocation of the year, with additional funding to be allocated to projects across the UK throughout 2019.

One project which has been awarded funding is 3 Pillars Project CIO. It will use a three-year grant of £30,000 to provide a rugby mentoring programme in Lambeth and Croydon for young people who have been through the justice system. Funding will allow young people to get involved in sports and become part of a team, while building leadership skills and developing self-confidence and self- discipline.

The Advocacy Academy will use a three-year grant of £30,000 to deliver the Social Justice Leadership Fellowship – a residential programme giving young people of lived experience of injustice the skills, the experience, and the confidence to tackle some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century and create positive, lasting change in their local communities.

Amelia Viney, Founder & Chief Advocate at The Advocacy Academy commented: “Funding from BBC Children in Need means so much to us! We can’t wait to put the funds to work and encourage young people to get involved in the project and make positive changes in society.”

Speaking of the new grants, Clare Cannock, Regional Head of South at BBC Children in Need said: “We are so pleased projects like these are able to benefit from our small grants programme and make a difference in the local community. The generosity of the British public allows us to make these grants possible and make a positive impact to the lives of children and young people.”

BBC Children in Need’s Chief Executive, Simon Antrobus added: “Thanks to our generous supporters, our Small Grants programme can and does make a significant and lasting impact on young lives.  Each project will go on to make a positive and lasting difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the heart of local communities up and down the UK, so thank you for making these grants possible.”

Across Lambeth, BBC Children in Need is currently funding 43 projects to a value of £2,602,460.

BBC Children in Need currently awards grants at six points during the year and funds two types of grants, both of which are open to new or existing applicants. Our Main Grants Programme is for grants over £10,000 per year to support projects for up to three years. Meanwhile, our 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.

BBC Children in Need relies on the generosity and creativity of the thousands of supporters and fundraisers who raise millions of pounds for the charity every year. To date the UK public has raised over £1 billion for children and young people facing disadvantage across the UK.

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