Charities urged to apply to Children in Need for funding

Web bbc children in need announces total of 49 1m for 2014 appeal

Grant applications are open after the fundraising pulls in over £49 million in 2014

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8th July 2015 by Paul Cardwell 0 Comments

BBC Children in Need is calling on Scottish charities to apply for a share of £49.1 million raised last year.

Over £1.7m in new funding has already been shared by 25 Scottish projects with more promised over the coming months.

Charities, which help disadvantaged children and young people, are asked to apply for a grant on the BBC Children in Need website.

The Small Grants Programme is for grants up to and including £10,000 to support projects for one year and the Main Grants Programme is for grants over £10,000 per year to support projects for up to three years. 

BBC Children in Need now funds over 200 projects working in Scotland, with a total value of more than £13 million.

We want to keep on funding great projects so if you meet our eligibility criteria, we want to hear from you!

Examples of the new funding include £85,004 to Edinburgh Cyrenians, which will be used to work with looked-after young people, and to provide mediation and support for children and families.

Not only will the project improve relationships with families, but attendees will grow in confidence, while increasing their skills in communication and conflict resolution.

Elsewhere, The Fuse Youth Cafe Glasgow will receive £105,200 to establish a healthy living project in the city’s east end. 

The projects will include both exercise sessions and classes in cooking and healthy eating, and are expected to benefit some 50 local young people.

Mary Duffy, national head of BBC Children in Need in Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be awarding this new funding which will go on to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.

“The support we get each year is staggering and we hope that everyone involved feels proud of what they have made possible. Thank you.

“We want to keep on funding great projects so if you have a project that works with disadvantaged children and young people and you meet our eligibility criteria, we want to hear from you!” 

Chief executive for BBC Children in Need, David Ramsden, added: “Once again the public have done themselves proud. 

“This is a tremendous result and will allow us to continue our vital work to help benefit disadvantaged young lives. 

“Last year alone we helped change the lives of some 480,000 children and young people, and couldn’t have done so without your support.”