Children In Need cash benefits Scottish projects

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Organisations working with young people across Scotland benefit from Pudsey and co. 

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12th May 2015 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

Children in Need has announced grants to six organisations and is urging even more to apply following 2014's record-breaking appeal night.

In the latest round of small grants allocations, cash has been given to six different groups.

These include Women’s Aid Wigtownshire in Dumfries and Galloway, which has secured £7,651 to take 91 children and young people on a series of trips over the course of the year.

Other awards went to Our Place Our Families in Renfrew, which will receive almost £10,000 for a 13 week programme of play and sports activities for 300 children and young people.

The funding for sports coaches, youth workers, travel, snacks and day trip means that children who could not otherwise afford to take part have the same opportunities to get involved in youth activities over the summer holidays.

Mary Duffy, head of BBC Children in Need in Scotland, said: “Our small grants are all about supporting projects where a relatively small amount of money can make a big difference.

“They are a great option for smaller community projects which allow children to have fun and make friends in a safe environment.

“We want to give even more of these awards in our next round, and are keen to hear from projects that could benefit from grants of up to £10,000. Even if you don’t have a lot of experience of applying for funding, please get in touch and we can help.”

Children in Need issues both new and continuation grants, meaning that even if a project has had a grant from the charity in the past, they may be eligible for further funding.

Small Grant applications are open to any group working to benefit the lives of those under 18, and there are four opportunities to apply throughout the year – the next deadline falling on 1 June.