Children in Leeds set to make a splash with charity boost

Children in Need mascot Pudsey Bear.
Children in Need mascot Pudsey Bear.
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Projects working with disadvantaged children and young people in Yorkshire will get a boost of £167,472 from BBC Children in Need.

The charity is helping to fund 149 projects in Yorkshire, with more than £16.6 million invested to benefit young lives in the area.

Bramley Baths will receive £6,500 of funding to help provide swimming lessons for children with Down Syndrome in Leeds.

Elizabeth Myers, regional head of Children in Need in the North of England, said: “At BBC Children in Need we fund projects making a tangible difference to young lives.

“These projects in Yorkshire are a great example of one of our small grants in action.

“These include anything up to £10,000 across one year and can really demonstrate how relatively small sums of money can have a huge impact.”

BBC Children in Need’s chief executive, David Ramsden, said: “These grants are all made possible by the amazing work of our supporters.

“Whether you’ve dressed up, baked cakes or thrown yourself into a sponsored challenge, every penny raised really helps make a difference to young lives.”

For more information about the Small Grants funding, visit the website at