Embrace Arts awarded £75,000 by BBC Children in Need

Posted by pt91 at Dec 05, 2014 05:28 PM |
University’s arts centre receives funding for new Inclusive Youth Arts Project

University of Leicester arts centre, Embrace Arts, has been awarded a grant of £75,000 over three years by BBC Children in Need.

The grant will fund an Inclusive Youth Arts Project and help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in Leicester.

The grant will support Embrace Arts’s inclusive practice, a welcoming place to learn, play, create and discover, open to all. Their Inclusive Youth Arts Project will offer bespoke, quality, regular arts activities for disabled children and their siblings enhancing their access to arts. Delivering 60 weekend sessions over 3 years for small groups of 6 children with disabilities and complex needs, the project aims to increase confidence and self-esteem of disabled children within Leicester and Leicestershire. It will also enrich the social life of participants enabling them to make new friendships and connections outside their school.

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.

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