Pudsey Bear is helping to improve life chances for young Salfordians thanks to an £87,000 grant from Children In Need.
The money will go towards Together Housing Group’s Grow Programme, a series of six-month activity plans run by Newground to help participants improve their life skills. Activities include budgeting, confidence building, sexual health and employability skills such as CV writing.
Also included are mentoring sessions and visits from motivational speakers for 65 young people over the three-year programme.
Jean Thompson, Newground’s Employment and Enterprise Manager, said: “The Grow Programme has enjoyed tremendous results in the past and has made a significant contribution to improving people’s life chances across the Together Housing Group.
“We’re tremendously grateful to have been successful in be granted money from the Children In Need fund and we’re looking forward being able to help young people in Salford realise their true potential.
“Pendleton Together, and the other partners in the £650million Creating a New Pendleton PFI project, are making a huge difference in the city and we are hoping to build on its amazing success.”
BBC Children in Need funding relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK who donate their time and money to support the Appeal.
Whether it’s cake sales, spending the day in fancy dress or putting on a quiz, every penny of the money raised goes towards supporting projects across the UK.
All grants go to projects working with children and young people living in the UK who may be affected by homelessness, neglect, abuse or poverty, or those who have faced challenges in their lives such as serious illness, disabilities and psychological disorders.