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Charity for young people receives three-year grant from Children in Need

PUBLISHED: 06:33 12 April 2018

Dan Mobbs, chief executive of Mancroft Advice Project in Norwich.
Photo by Simon Finlay

Dan Mobbs, chief executive of Mancroft Advice Project in Norwich. Photo by Simon Finlay

Archant Norfolk

A Norfolk charity has been awarded more than £123,000 in BBC Children in Need funding.

Mancroft Advice Project (MAP) has been allocated a three-year grant to deliver counselling sessions for young people affected by abuse.

The advice project which has centres in Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Attleborough, King’s Lynn and North Walsham.

This is the first funding round of the year from Children in Need, with additional funding to be allocated to projects across the UK throughout 2018.

Through the sessions, MAP counsellors will support young people to reduce their anxiety and distress and increase their confidence, well-being and self-esteem.

Clare Franklin, development manager at MAP, said: “A huge thank you to everyone at BBC Children in Need for their support. With this funding we will be able to support young people to increase their understanding of themselves, to increase the quality of their lives with greater prospect of a happier future.”

MAP have been given a three-year grant of £123,781 each year.

Across Norfolk, Children in Need is currently funding 31 projects to a value of £2 million.

Melinda Connelly, regional head of the central region at BBC Children in Need, said: “We are delighted to be announcing the first allocation of funding for 2018. All of the projects we fund work to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people, and these recently awarded projects really will go on to change young lives in the area.

“These grants simply wouldn’t be possible without the support of our incredible fundraisers, so thank you to everyone who have made these grants possible.”

BBC Children in Need’s chief executive, Simon Antrobus, said: “A huge thank you to our generous supporters, it’s wonderful to be able to award this new funding to projects working with disadvantaged children and young people in local communities right across the UK. The money so generously donated makes it possible for us to find much needed projects like these, making a positive difference to young lives.”

To find out more about any of Children in Need’s grant programmes or for information on how to apply for funding, visit bbc.co.uk/pudsey/grants

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