Thank you to BBC Children In Need!

Date: 
8 August, 2017

WOMEN'S Aid in Ballymena has been given almost £98,000 to support a project working with children and young people - thanks to BBC Children In Need!

The grant will be used, over three years, to provide individual and group support sessions to children and young people from the area, as well as those in Antrim, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey, that have been affected by domestic violence. 
The £97,957 project will provide individual and tailored support to children in their homes to build their resilience and coping skills and improve confidence and self-esteem.
Rosemary Magill, CEO at Women's Aid ABCLN said: "It's fantastic news to hear that we've been awarded this new funding from BBC Children in Need, which will enable us to work with some of the most vulnerable children and young people in our area."
This latest boost of funding, from the charity's Main Grants programme, brings the total currently invested in County Antrim to more than £780,000.
The newly awarded grant comes as BBC Children in Need celebrates its highest ever fundraising total; £60m was raised during the charity's 2016 appeal.
The record-breaking total is the culmination of the efforts of every single person across the UK who supported the charity in 2016. 
In the last year alone BBC Children in Need has been able to positively impact 480,000 young lives in communities throughout the UK. 
Fionnuala Walsh, BBC Children in Need Interim National Head of Northern Ireland, said: “I am delighted that we are able to award funding to projects such as Women’s Aid ABCLN in Ballymena which is doing impactful work with children and young people affected by domestic violence. “We award grants to projects that are delivering positive outcomes for children and young people, and the Women’s Aid ABCLN project is a good example of this.”