BBC Children in Need Funding Two Ealing Charities

Castlebar Special School and Home-Start Ealing given over £100,000

BBC Children in Need Funding Two Ealing Charities

Two Ealing based charities working with disadvantaged children and young people had been given funding by BBC Children in Need.

Castlebar Special School and Home-Start Ealing have been awarded new grants totalling £111,417.

The new funding awards - made possible following BBC Children in Need’s 2019 Appeal in November - means that the charity now has more than £514,000 invested locally in twelve projects.

Castlebar Special School will use a three-year grant of £81,417 to provide a holiday activity programme for children and young people with a range of special educational and complex needs across Ealing. Funding will provide young people with the opportunity to meet new friends, develop their overall mental and physical wellbeing.

Home-Start Ealing has also benefitted in this latest round, receiving a three-year grant of £30,000 to provide weekly group support sessions for families with young children, who are living in deprivation and social Isolation. Funding will allow the project to deliver a core network of support for families with children.

Susan Porter, Manager at Home-Start Ealing, commented, “This means we can continue to provide support for families across the local area, and give them the skills they need to help build positive family relationships.”

Speaking of the new grants, Elizabeth Myers, Head of Impact (South and North) at BBC Children in Need said, “During these difficult times we are proud to support projects and local charities that provide a safe and positive environment for children and young people. At BBC Children in Need we are committed to improving the lives of vulnerable young people right across the UK, and it’s projects like these that continue to make a difference in the local community.”

In addition to these grants, BBC Children in Need has launched two dedicated COVID-19 Response Programmes, following The Big Night In appeal on 23 April, which brought BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief together for the first time. These new grant programmes have been developed in response to the current crisis to support local charities and organisations across the UK who are providing essential help to children and young people in urgent need of support and funding has already begun to be distributed. For more information on these funding programmes please visit the BBC Children in Need website.

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June 24, 2020