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BBC Children in Need to attend funding workshop in Kendal

Pudsey_2016[O]rganisations across Cumbria who wish to apply for BBC Children in Need funding are being invited to attend a free funding workshop, organised by Cumbria CVS, at Kendal Town Hall on Thursday 8th June 2017. Organisations that are interested in attending the event are asked to book their place between 10am and 3pm.

The funding workshop is open to organisations that are delivering services within Cumbria.  Those that attend will have the opportunity to find out more about BBC Children in Need’s funding programmes and the application process, from the Charity’s Regional Officer, Kalima Patel.

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

The Charity funds two types of grants; both of which are open to applicants; our Main Grants Programme is for grants over £10,000 per year to support projects for up to three years. Meanwhile, a Small Grants Programme includes grants up to and including £10,000 per year, 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.

Across Cumbria, BBC Children in Need currently funds 31 projects across Cumbria, to a value of £1.9million. One of those projects is Kendal-based project, Sight Advice South Lakes, which receives a grant of £49,252, over three years, to provide a range of support and activities for children and young people with visual impairments, to help them maintain their independence, develop their social skills and improve their relationships.

Kalima Patel, Regional Officer for BBC Children in Need in the North said: “The funding workshop is a great opportunity for organisations to learn more about our grants programmes and discuss their ideas on how they want to make a difference to disadvantaged children and young people in Cumbria. If you are working with children and young people in the area, I’d encourage you to register your place and come along to the workshop.”

Organisations that are interested in attending the event are being asked to register their place by emailing [email protected] or calling 01768 800350. BBC Children in Need will also be attending further funding workshops organised by Cumbria CVS later in the year including funding surgeries at St Michael’s Church, Workington on Thursday 6th July.

Full details on grants can be found at the BBC Children in Need website; Alternatively, your local BBC Children in Need office can be reached on 0303 0837875 to talk through any questions regarding your application.

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