How your money benefits children

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CHILDREN In Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a childhood which is safe, happy and secure, allowing them the chance to reach their potential.

The charity provides grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged.

It is local to people all over the UK and supports small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices.

The grant programmes are open all year round for applications, with a focus on allocating the money to deserving projects four times a year.

To find out more about grant programmes, to apply for a grant, or to hear how some children’s lives have been changed for the better, visit www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/grants .

Every penny you raise or donate will go towards helping disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK.

Children in Need is able to make this promise because it uses investment income and Gift Aid to cover all running costs.

So far you have helped to raise more than £600 million and the British public never cease to amaze with fabulous fundraising events and generous donations.

However, there are still so many children who need your help.

This year’s appeal is this Friday, November 18, and promises to be bigger and better than ever before so make sure you get involved and help to make a difference to children who need help the most, especially in such tough economic times.

Just £30 could help for a child suffering from extreme trauma to have a two-hour session with a therapist.

For more information visit www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey .