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Ballee and Harryville children celebrate 45,961 grant award

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Ballee and Harryville children celebrate 45,961 grant award thumbnailChildren celebrate with Pudsey after hearing Ballee and Harryville Community Enterprises to to receive 45,961 to deliver a weekly mother and toddler group and creative classes to local children over the next three years. GB13982 p9

A PROJECT working with disadvantaged children and young people in Ballymena has been awarded a grant of 45,961 by the BBC's Children in Need.
It is included in the charity's first grant round of 2017 which saw Northern Ireland receive more than 845,000 in new funding.
The new funding means that more than 738,000 is now invested in County Antrim providing services to disadvantaged children in the area.
BBC Children in Need awards grants at seven points during the year, with additional funding to be allocated during the year ahead.
Over a period of three years, Ballee and Harryville Community Enterprises in Ballymena will deliver a weekly mother and toddler group and creative classes to local children.
The sessions will provide social and play opportunities that will help to develop friendships, skills and encourage healthier lifestyles.
Nikella Holmes, Community Development Officer at Ballee and Harryville Community Enterprises said: "We're delighted to have been awarded with this funding from BBC Children in Need.
“With it we'll be able to work with some extremely disadvantaged families in the area and make a lasting difference."
Speaking of the new grant, Fionnuala Walsh, BBC Children in Need Interim National Head of Northern Ireland said: "It's great to be awarding further funding in Northern Ireland to support projects like Ballee and Harryville Community Enterprises in Ballymena, where children are helped to manage and overcome big challenges in their lives.
“These grants are only made possible thanks to the incredible support we get from fundraisers each year."
BBC Children in Need's Chief Executive, Simon Antrobus added: "Having just joined the Charity I have already seen the tremendous difference that our funding makes.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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