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Cancer charity receives major grant from Children in Need

By Staff Reporter

A CHARITY has been awarded more than £110,000 to help children in Moray who have been affected by cancer.

CLAN Cancer Support will receive £111,429 over three years to deliver a support service for children and young people affected by the disease, or by a family member’s diagnosis.

Through a bespoke support service, including therapeutic one to one sessions, group work and activities, young people will be more able to cope, develop their confidence, and improve their relationships.

The award was the first grant allocation of the year made by BBC Children in Need and means the charity now has more than £451,000 invested across Moray.

CLAN's head of income generation and business development Fiona Fernie welcomed the announcement.

She said: "We're delighted to hear that we’ve been awarded funding from BBC Children in Need that will enable us to continue our vital support service for the next three years, for children and young people affected by cancer or a family member’s diagnosis with cancer."

BBC Children in Need’s chief executive Simon Antrobus added: "As always, thanks must go to our generous supporters and fundraisers – we are only able to make these much needed awards because of them. Each project will go on to make a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in communities across the UK who really do need our help, so thank you for making these grants possible."

BBC Children in Need awards grants at six points during the year and funds two types of grants, 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. The Small Grants Programme supports projects for up to three years, and includes grants up to and including £10,000 per year.

Alongside these, the fund has re-opened Curiosity – a partnership with Wellcome – which awards grants to organisations using inspiring science activities to create change for disadvantaged children and young people. The deadline for applications is April 12 and more information on Curiosity and how to apply is available on BBC Children in Need’s website.

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