BBC Children in Need Grant for Exciting Two Year Digital Project

BBC Children in Need Grant for Exciting Two Year Digital Project

The Nerve Centre is one of four local organisations to be awarded a grant of £109,120 from BBC Children in Need in the Charity's latest funding allocation.

The funding will provide the costs of a Programme Manager and sessional freelance trainers to deliver a series of music and digital technology workshops in nine Neighbourhood Renewal Cultural Hubs across the county.

The grant will give children and young people the opportunity to create music, games, films and animations, gain qualifications and new skills, manage events, and perform. The children and young people will be able to develop their confidence and self-esteem, and make new friends as well as being empowered and inspired to take the next step into a career in the creative industries.

Other recipients of BBC Children in Need grants include The Verbal Arts Centre NI, Ballymagroarty Hazelbank Community Partnership and Kinship Care Northern Ireland.

David Lewis, Director of Communications & Digital Content at the Nerve Centre said: 'Here at the Nerve Centre, we know that not all children and young people are able to access the technologies and support needed to create music, games and films so we want to offer the opportunity to get involved in the creative industries to as many young people as possible. We are absolutely delighted to be awarded with a grant from BBC Children in Need that will enable us to do so.'

Speaking of the new grants, Paddy Sloan, BBC Children in Need National Head of Northern Ireland said: 'BBC Children in Need is delighted to be funding great projects that are making a really positive difference to children and young people across Northern Ireland.

'Here in Derry/Londonderry, projects like the Verbal Arts Centre and the Nerve Centre are building confidence and creating opportunities for young people not only to have a great time, but also to develop their skills and aspirations.'

BBC Children in Need's Chief Executive, David Ramsden added: 'Put simply, these grants are made possible by our amazing supporters. Thank you, everybody should feel incredibly proud of the difference they are making to young lives.'

BBC Children in Need awards funding at seven points throughout the year, with more announcements to come throughout 2016. The news means that BBC Children in Need now funds 24 in Derry/Londonderry with more than £1.3million hard at work to benefit local young lives.

BBC Children in Need relies on the support and creativity of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK who donate their time, money and energy to help raise millions for the Charity. Whether raised by baking cakes, going on rambles, putting on quizzes or taking part in dress up days, every penny goes towards supporting projects right here in Northern Ireland and across the UK.

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