BBC Children in Need has announced that it has awarded a new grant totalling £28,590 to a local project working with disadvantaged children and young people in Basildon.
The new funding will enable the project to provide services to young people in the area and means that the charity now has more than £138,000 invested locally.
Carers Choices has been awarded a three-year grant of £28,590 to provide a variety of weekly activities for young carers in Basildon. Funding will provide arts and crafts, sports and cooking actives to young people with the aim of developing their self-confidence and create positive relationships with peers and family members.
Paul Ramsden, Chief Executive at Carers Choices commented: “We are thrilled to receive funding from BBC Children in Need.
“With new funding we can continue reaching out to young carers across Basildon and help to develop their self-confidence and create friendships within the local community.”
Across Basildon, BBC Children in Need is currently funding 3 projects to a value of £138,111.
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.