Groups who work with children invited to funding event

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Groups that work with children or young people who are disadvantaged or from deprived areas are being invited to find out about funding from BBC Children in Need.

A free information event is taking place on Wednesday, March 15, from 1pm to 2.30pm at North Tyneside VODA in North Shields.

Children in Need awards grants to groups supporting children and young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress or abuse; physical or learning disabilities; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and those who are living in poverty or areas of deprivation.

Small grants of up to £10,000 per year (for three years) and main grants (over £10,000 a year) are available.

Places are limited. To book a place contact VODA on (0191) 643 2626 or email admin@voda.org.uk

North East Regional Officer Jacqueline Robson said: “We think people will be surprised to find out the range of projects that Children in Need can support.

“Recent grants we’ve made range from funding for riding lessons for children with disabilities to a music project to engage young people from a deprived area.

“We’ve also recently supported a peer support group for children with obesity, a bereavement support group for young people and sensory facilities for children with learning disabilities.

“We’re really keen to meet groups and organisations that fit our criteria in the North Tyneside area and to offering advice and guidance on our application process.”

VODA’s funding adviser, Frank Gillender said: “This session will give people the chance to hear directly from the funders about the projects they are looking to support and about the application process.

“It’s a great chance to increase the chance of funding success.”