Grants not limited to £10,000, says Children in Need

Statements last week were incorrect, says spokeswoman

Organisations applying for the Children in Need summer grants round will not be restricted to awards of £10,000, the charity said yesterday.

Applicants working with children and disadvantaged young people have until 15 July to apply for grants at any level in the charity's first summer application round.

Statements last week by a representative of the charity that awards would be limited to £10,000 were incorrect, a spokeswoman said yesterday.

"We've never put a maximum limit on our grants," she said. "They vary from small sums to larger amounts over one, two and three years."

Children in Need raised £36m in 2008 and distributed £14.8m in May this year in 422 grants ranging from £600 to £183,000. One hundred and fifty-eight (37 per cent) of the grants were for £10,000 or less, and 264 (63 per cent) were for more than £10,000.

The spokeswoman said it was not possible to say how much would be distributed in total in the July round. The next Children in Need appeal will be in November.

For more information about applying, email pudsey@bbc.co.uk or call 020 8008 3174.

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