NORCAS in Norwich, Norfolk are delighted to announce that BBC Children in Need has awarded them a grant of £96,078 over 3 years. This grant will fund the Young Peoples Affected Other Service and help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in Norwich and Great Yarmouth.
This grant has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the public. £31.1 million was raised on Appeal night 2013 and BBC Children in Need have since announced that this total has risen to a record breaking £49.6 million.
Funded until 2017 the NORCAS Young Peoples Affected Other Service will work with young people aged 7 – 17 who are affected by parental alcohol and drug misuse in the Norwich and Great Yarmouth areas.
With the support of BBC Children in Need, NORCAS Young People’s Affected Other Service will be able to reach out to the young people in Norwich and Great Yarmouth by funding this specialist youth service. Working along side existing services, NORCAS will provide 1 to 1 support, structured group sessions and activity days to increase resilience, reduce harm, risk and improve the wellbeing of Young People.
Kate Lawrence NORCAS Team Manager said; “We could not reach out to the young people in Norwich and Great Yarmouth without the support of BBC Children in Need. This grant will go on to change the lives of so many young people and give them the support they need. We will be recruiting shortly and more details about the Younger People’s service will follow soon.”
BBC Children in Need funding relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK who donate their time and money to support the Appeal. Whether it’s cake sales, wearing pyjamas to school or having a song and dance, every penny of the money raised goes towards supporting projects across the UK.
All grants go to projects working with children and young people living in the UK who may be affected by homelessness, neglect, abuse or poverty, or those who have faced challenges in their lives such as serious illness, disabilities and psychological disorders.