Meadow Well Connected in North Shields has received a grant of £30,000 over three years from BBC Children in Need.
The money will fund Connected Kids Club – its affordable after-school club – and help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the area. The club for ages eight to 13 provides a safe, welcoming space and it works towards helping each child realise their potential through fun activities and trips, homework help, sports activities, cookery and other skills development and meeting new friends.
It has been operating for more than six years and the demand for places is very high.
With the support of BBC Children in Need, Meadow Well Connected will be able to continue reaching out to the young people in North Shields by funding qualified play workers, who will be able to support the children and help them design their own programme of activities and events.
Read more here or contact Meadow Well Connected on 0191 341 0033 for more information.