The BBC’s Children in Need Small Grants programme has announced the most recent recipients of its awards, and the list includes three organisations in Cornwall.

A total of £81,935 will be coming to the county, for projects working with disadvantaged children and young people.

4Elements CIC in Pool has been awarded £30,000 over three years, ot provide music and media workshops for young people in the local community.  Funding will encourage attendees to build positive relationships with their peers, increase emotional resilience and help to raise aspirations.

Cornwall Music Service Trust in Truro will use funding of £27,950 to provide music therapy sessions to children and young people living with life threatening health issues. That money will help to provide an environment where participants can increase self-esteem, improve emotional wellbeing and reduce isolation in the community.

Gareth Churcher, of Cornwall Music Service Trust, said: “We are so thankful to receive funding from BBC Children in Need and can’t wait to see how the funds will make a difference to the community and to the children and young people we continue to support.”

Callywith College in Bodmin will receive £23,985 over three years to provide a range of physical activity opportunities for young people.


Children in Need is currently funding 26 projects, with a total value of £1,517,668.

BBC Children in Need currently awards grants at six points during the year and funds two types of grants. Our Main Grants Programme is for grants over £10,000 per year to support projects for up to three years. Meanwhile, our Small Grants Programme supports projects for up to three years, and includes grants up to and including £10,000 per year.

You can find out more on the BBC CiN website where the next round of funding is open. The next deadline is 2 September, and following that, 2 December, with winners announced 2 months after the deadlines.