Two Blackpool groups dedicated to helping the most vulnerable young people across the Fylde coast have been awarded hundreds of thousands in funding from Children in Need.
N-compass North West Limited was awarded a grant of £107,522, over three years, to deliver a counselling service to vulnerable children and young people who are at risk of self-harming.
The service will be delivered in schools in Fylde and Wyre, and will also provide school holiday and community based support.
The Blackpool Citizens Advice Bureau was awarded a grant of £130,721, over three years, to deliver social welfare advice sessions to disadvantaged young people across Blackpool.
Help will be provided with homelessness, benefits, housing, debt, family, work and education.
Tracy Hopkins, CEO of Blackpool Citizens Advice Bureau said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded this grant from Children in Need which will enable us to provide support to some of the most vulnerable young people in the town. A big thank you to everyone that has made this possible.”
Isabel Farnell, regional head of the North at BBC Children in Need said: “It’s fantastic news that we have awarded new funding to n-compass North West Limited and Blackpool Citizens Advice Bureau in Blackpool.
“Over the coming months, these projects will work with disadvantaged children and young people in local communities to make a tangible and lasting difference to their lives.”
To find out more about any of BBC Children in Need’s grant programmes, and for information on how to apply for funding, visit www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/grants.