Donnelly urges community projects to apply for Children In Need

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Thursday, April 17th, 2014
SDLP Slieve Gullion councillor Geraldine Donnelly has urged community groups and people in the area to get involved in Children in Need projects that can offer support to children and young people who need it most. Councillor Donnelly urged people to seek to draw down some of the £3m funding from BBC Children in Need that will be spent right across Northern Ireland. Speaking to Newry Times, she said, “Children in Need is currently funding 236 projects in towns and villages working with children and young people who need a bit of support in order to get the best out of life. “They may be sick or living in poverty; they may have been abused or neglected or have a disability or be dealing with other challenges that the groups we fund can help them to overcome. “This year over £3m will be spent on projects working with disadvantaged children and young people. I’m urging everyone who is involved in community projects, no matter how small your project, to take the opportunity to secure some funding to support positive outcomes for children and young people in the Newry and Mourne District Council area,” she continued. “There will be a Children in Need outreach session in Ballybot House, Newry on April 30th from 10am until 1pm to encourage new applications and to explain how its grant strategy works out in practice. “This public session will be a chance to talk specifically about your project to one of the Children in Need charity staff and gain help and advice with the application process. Donnelly added, “If you have any queries, please drop, call or email the Newry SDLP office, where we will be happy to help with information about the application process.”
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