BBC Children in Need 2007
What your donation could pay for
BBC Children in Need funds a diverse range of projects across the UK and people might be surprised by the breadth of work supported.
Every organisation that applies for a grant has to clearly demonstrate how their project will change the lives of children and young people for the better.
The grant money can fund specific activities (e.g. respite holiday, summer play scheme, musical workshop, or sailing lessons); services (e.g. counselling, advice, supplementary education, youth outreach, mentoring); or can buy something very tangible (e.g. equipment, toys). A grant might also pay the salary of a vital member of staff.
The following examples have been taken from projects funded this year.
£5 could buy cot bedding for very young children affected by poverty, homelessness, family breakdown, or domestic abuse.
£10 could pay for a young athlete who has had an organ transplant to enter the British Transplant Games and receive a commemorative medal.
£15 could pay for a tutor to provide one hour of supplementary education at an after-school club catering for disadvantaged children from minority ethnic communities.
£30 could buy a pair of riding boots for an organisation supporting mentally and physically disabled children.
£60 could pay for a counselling session for children whose parents are separating or divorcing.
£100 could subsidise a child's place on holiday play scheme, allowing them to play and make friends despite financial hardship.
£350 could pay for the training of a bereavement counsellor to work with young people.
£1,000 could buy a year's worth of arts and crafts resources for an after-school club catering for children living below the poverty line.
£9,000 could pay for a specially-designed rock climbing wall for children with special needs.
£12,000 could pay the salary of a part-time social worker providing specialist support to young people with cancer or leukaemia.
£18,000 could pay the salary of a runaway phone-line supervisor.
£20,000 could pay the salary of a psychotherapist who will deliver counselling and support to young children who have experienced the trauma of rape, sexual abuse or sexual violence.