BBC Children in Need is encouraging organisations in Burnley to apply for funding as it looks to increase its support in and around the town.
The children’s charity is especially looking for projects in the Trinity, Bank Hall and Rosehill areas of the town to get in touch.
We want to be making a difference to as many young lives as possibleCat McIntyre, Regional Officer at BBC Children in Need
The organisation issues both new and continuation grants, meaning that even if a project has had a grant from the charity before they could still be eligible for further funding.
Speaking about the area Cat McIntyre, Regional Officer at BBC Children in Need, said: “We want to be making a difference to as many young lives as possible.
“From our existing work in Burnley and the data we have available we know that local areas, especially those that we have pinpointed, would benefit from our funding.
“We’re open to hearing from both new and former grantees, and hope to hear from more organisations in the future.”
The charity has already pledged £380,000 into the area, supporting seven different projects including a grant of £117,453 over three years to Participation Works North West, who run the Space Youth Bus in the town.
Lynne Blackburn, Director of Participation Works has seen first hand the difference that funding can make.
She said: “Our current grant allows the Space Youth Bus to travel around the area to work with young people who need it the most.
“Not only are we seeing attendees growing in confidence and self-esteem, but we’re also noticing improved engagement with education.
“We’re hugely grateful to the charity’s support, and would recommend other local projects to apply for a grant.”
Full details on the grants and how to apply can be found on the charity’s website at bbc.co.uk/pudsey or alternatively you can call the local BBC Children in Need office on 0161 335 6128.