Funding for young carer summer holiday activities in York from BBC Children In Need.

York Carers Centre is grateful to have been awarded funding from BBC Children In Need for our young carer services.

The three-year grant of £24,660 will be used to deliver a six week summer holiday activity programme to young carers from York. The project will help to combat isolation and loneliness, enabling the young people to have fun and build friendships, whilst building confidence and self-esteem and encouraging them to reach their potential.

Chief Executive of York Cares Centre Carole Zagrovic has said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded with this new grant from BBC Children in Need. Children and young people with caring responsibilities lead quite emotionally complex lives as their responsibilities have an impact on their education, childhood and friendships which can leave them feeling very isolated. Our project helps to combat these issues, by improving their emotional resilience and life skills and raising their aspirations for the future.”

York Mind has also benefited in this latest round receiving a grant to deliver peer support group sessions for young people are experiencing difficulties with their mental health.

Speaking of the new grant, Elizabeth Myers, Regional Head of the North at BBC Children in Need said: “It’s always a real privilege to award new grants to projects like York Carers Centre and York Mind, which demonstrate how our small grants programme makes a positive difference to children and young people’s lives.”