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Devon gets Children in Need boost
Ten charities across Devon have been awarded BBC Children in Need grants totalling more than £204.000. Find out how the money you helped to raise in 2007 is being spent.
BBC Children in Need has announced a record-breaking £20 million worth of grants to projects across the UK which will positively change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.
In South West England, 78 projects are receiving a total of £2,006,513 from the charity including 10 based in Devon, which will share grants worth £204,088.
The latest grant allocation, the first of two this year, was made possible thanks to a predicted income of over £36 million from the 2007 Children in Need appeal.
The £19,089,771 total raised on the night of the appeal, has been boosted by additional donations from fundraisers, schools and businesses.
Music therapy at Honeylands
Every penny raised by the thousands of supporters across Devon who 'did something different' during the appeal, is being put to good use.
Since November, the BBC charity has received thousands of applications for funding.
The projects selected all work with children and young people who may be affected by homelessness, neglect, abuse or poverty, or those who have encountered serious illness, disabilities and psychological disorders.
Every part of the UK gets a share of the money raised. Grants range in size from £300 to the largest single grant of £144,130.
"Every single grant will make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK," explained David Ramsden, chief executive of BBC Children in Need.
"We can only do this due to the amazing energy and commitment of our fundraisers and donors."
Where the money went in Devon
Pathfield Playscheme, Barnstaple: £11,220
A play scheme which operates every Saturday at the local special needs school and during school holidays. It takes children aged between five and 18 who cannot be integrated into mainstream play schemes.
Bank Youth Project, Ashburton: £20,490
The Bank project provides safe and stimulating youth activity sessions as well as information and advice sessions for young people in the rural town of Ashburton.
Hollow Lane Club, Exeter: £14,081
The grant will go towards staffing for two summer schools for children aged between three and 19 who have special needs.
Honeylands Children's Centre, Exeter: £12,500
Honeylands uses music therapists to work with children aged between four months and five-years-old who have severe and complex special needs or palliative conditions.
Torridge Voluntary Services, Bideford: £94,940
This project will provide a new drop-in service in Bideford and extend respite provision to twice monthly to cope with the increasing number of young carers.
Plymouth Tuition Services: £2,462
Funding will help set up an allotment project at five school locations, where children who are excluded from school can grow fruit, vegetables and flowers.
Torridge Special Friends, Bideford: £7,711
The Special Friends charity will run a specialist holiday play scheme for children with disabilities in the Torridge and Holsworthy area.
Country Holidays For Inner City Kids, Tavistock (CHICKS): £22,893
CHICKS provides free respite holidays for socially and economically disadvantaged children, young carers, children in care and abused children from across the UK.
Friends & Families of Special Children, Plymouth: £14,000
Your donations will help provide activities for children with special needs and their carers and would enable the core services to continue.
North Devon Display Gymnastics Club: £3,791
The club will use the grant to buy specialised gym equipment for young people with special needs including severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders.
The 2008 BBC Children in Need Appeal will take place on 14 November.
BBC Children In Need is a registered charity, number 802052
last updated: 10/04/2008 at 15:50