BBC Children in Need has awarded £66,983 to YMCA Crewe, over three years, to deliver a programme of support called GLOscape, (Growth, Life and Opportunity), to homeless young people in the area.

The project will run sports and physical activity sessions, will provide one on one life coaching, and will offer the opportunity to take part in training, work and vocational activities.

The programme of activities will help the young people to set and achieve goals, gain transferable skills, build their confidence and raise their aspirations for the future.

Crossroads Care Cheshire, Manchester and Merseyside has been awarded £101,144, over three years, to deliver support, training and activities to young carers living in East Cheshire.

The project will give the young people the opportunity to take part in one to one support sessions, peer led support groups, a range of training and workshops, and social activities to improve their confidence and self-esteem, develop their emotional health and wellbeing.

Attending the project also helps to ensure that the children and young people are able to have time away from their caring responsibilities to enjoy childhood and have fun with their friends.

Pete Halliwell, Locality Manager at Crossroads Care Cheshire, Manchester and Merseyside said: “We’re over the moon to hear that we’ve been awarded further funding from BBC Children in Need that will enable us to continue our work for a further three years and provide vital support to children and young people in East Cheshire with caring responsibilities.”

Speaking of the new grants, Isabel Farnell, Regional Head of the North at BBC Children in Need said: “It’s fantastic news that we have awarded new funding to YMCA Crewe and Crossroads Care Cheshire, Manchester and Merseyside.

"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.”

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To date the UK public has raised £950 million for children and young people facing disadvantage across the UK.