Children In Need funding surgery in March

By GEM Staff Reporter in Charity

The BBC’s Children in Need charity has announced that projects requiring funding are invited to discuss their ideas at a forthcoming event.

Projects working with disadvantaged children and young people across the Vale are being invited to attend a funding surgery in Barry, organised by BBC Children in Need in collaboration with Glamorgan Voluntary Services.

The funding surgery will be held at Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Barry, from 10am to 5pm on Thursday, March 2.

BBC Children in Need supports projects that work with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and under living in the UK affected by illness, distress, abuse, or neglect; behavioural or psychological difficulties; disabled children and young people and those living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

Organisations that are interested in applying for funding will need to forward a project proposal outline (no longer than one side of A4 paper), preferably by e-mail, to dave@gvs.wales. Applications must be received by Friday, February 24. Successful applicants will be advised of their appointment time by Tuesday, February 28.

James Bird, National Officer for BBC Children in Need Wales, said: “We want to give projects working with disadvantaged children and young people, who may be looking for funding, the opportunity to discuss their ideas in a face to face setting.

“We know from our existing work in the Vale that local projects could benefit from BBC Children in Need funding, so I’d encourage any interested projects to apply for an appointment and find out more.”

The charity funds two types of grants; both of which are open to applicants. A Small Grants Programme includes grants up to and including £10,000, which supports projects for one year, while the Main Grants Programme is for grants over £10,000 per year to support projects for up to three years. All projects funded by the charity must demonstrate a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged young people, under the age of 18.

Those unable to make the surgery can view full details on how to apply for BBC Children in Need grants via; www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey.

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