BBC Children in Need has committed more than £6,000 in new funding to a local group working with disadvantaged young people across Caerphilly.
The latest boost from the charity’s small grants programme brings the total invested locally to more than £17,700.
StreetGames UK has received £6,020 in new funding to provide school holiday health and fitness sessions for children and young people living in areas of deprivation in Caerphilly and Merthyr.
The project, ‘Fit and Fed’, consists of a free activity programme delivered daily during school holiday periods. The project will offer children and young people free physical activities accompanied by a nutritious lunch.
Fit and Fed will help the children and young people become more physically active, learn more about healthy eating and grow in confidence.
Paul Roberts, Head of Programmes at StreetGames UK, said: “The new funding from BBC Children in Need will allow us to run a programme designed to inspire children and young people living in areas of deprivation during the school holidays.
“We will work in partnership with Communities First, Caerphilly Healthy Schools and Sports Development teams, 3Gs, United Welsh and Merthyr’s Youth and Housing services to ensure the children get active and socialise whilst accessing free nutritious meals.”
Jemma Wray, BBC Children in Need National Head of Wales, said: “In the coming months, StreetGames UK will be working hard to help disadvantaged children and young people in Caerphilly, helping them to overcome the challenges they face in their young lives. All thanks to our supporters who donate their time, money and energy to help raise money for the charity and make this all possible.”