28th Jun, 2022

Castle Wood School receive huge cash boost from Children in Need to support disabled youngsters

A COVENTRY school has received a cash boost to help support disabled children and their siblings living in the city.

In its first funding round of 2017, BBC Children in Need has announced a boost of £89,779 to boost Castle Wood School’s Saturday sessions.

The fortnightly club works to support children with disabilities to gain independence, improve their social and communication skills and offer the opportunity to take part in activities they might not otherwise be able to do.

The three-year grant will allow children to play in a safe, secure, and inclusive environment.

Sue Ramble, admin assistant at Castle Wood School, said: “We are very grateful to BBC Children in Need for this funding.

“BBC Children in Need has been supporting Castle Wood ‘Out of School Care’ since 2013 and to secure funding for another three years is amazing.

“It really will go on to make an enormous difference to their lives.”

BBC Children in Need awards grants at seven points during the year, both of which are open to new or existing applicants.

A main grants programme is for grants over £10,000 per year to support projects for up to three years.

Meanwhile a Small Grants Programme includes grants up to and including £10,000, and has been refreshed to support projects for up to three years.

Melinda Connelly, BBC Children in Need regional head, said: “All of the projects we fund work to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.

“Projects like Castle Wood School will go on to change young lives in the area.”

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