Ahead of BBC Children in Need’s Appeal show on Friday 15th November, the charity has awarded a grant of close to £107,000 to The Fed.
A delighted Lucy Edwards, The Fed’s Trusts, Foundations and Bids Fundraiser, said:
“Our Children’s Centre is constantly expanding its services – last year we supported 339 children, a figure which is always increasing.
“This grant – to be utilised over a three-year period – will fund a Play Leader, who will co-ordinate all of the Centre’s activities – such as our weekly Mums & Tots group, and a Support Worker to help deliver support for children living with disabilities, neglect, abuse or poverty.
“We also still have additional fundraising to undertake for our essential staff, the Children’s Centre running costs and activities. This grant also won’t cover any of our other Community Services, including our volunteer network and mental health support groups.”
the grant will also deliver two out-of-school sessions each week, and a number of school holiday playschemes to help children develop positive relationships and improve their emotional wellbeing.
Children in Need’s Regional Head, Elizabeth Myers, said the charity was ‘looking forward’ to seeing the work that The Fed would carry out in the future.
“It’s always a great privilege to award new funding to projects doing fantastic work in their communities,” she said.
“We look forward to seeing the positive impact that the Federation of Jewish Services will have on the children and young people that they support over the coming years.”
Raphi Bloom, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at The Fed, was equally pleased with the recognition, with an eye on the ever-growing level of support that The Fed provides.
“We are delighted that The Fed have received such a generous grant from Children in Need,” he said.
“As demand for our services grow, we are constantly seeking ways to raise more money from a diverse range of sources and we are thankful to Children in Need for recognising the value of our work.”
“As the children who we support get older, they encounter new challenges. Their needs increase hence our own need for continued support, to support them.
“Our close alignment with BBC Children in Need, and their ongoing support for The Fed, constitutes a real expression of trust in the work we are doing.”