Centre Spot awarded large grant by BBC Children in Need for Leg Up Project

Leg Up Project, Friar ParkCentre Spot CIC has been awarded a three-year grant of £90,832 to provide peer mentoring and training opportunities to young people living in areas of deprivation. Through the programme of support the project will support the young people to make positive life choices and provide the young people with better coping skills for the future.

Emmanuel Abbeyquaye, Director at Centre Spot CIC said of the funding award: “Thanks to this funding we will be able to support disadvantaged young people to gain a host of skills that will positively impact their lives for the future. In addition, the programme will support the young people to reach their full potential and raise their aspirations. Thank you BBC Children in Need.”

Speaking of the new grants, Christina Jobe, BBC Children in Need Officer for the Central Region said: “All of the projects we fund work to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people, and these recently awarded grants to Centre Spot really will go on to change young lives in the area. These grants simply wouldn’t be possible without the support of our incredible fundraisers, so thank you to everyone who have made these grants possible.”

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, wearing pyjamas to school or having a song and dance, 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.