A children’s charity based in Skipton has been awarded a £15,500 grant over two years by the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales.
Skipton Extended Learning for All (SELFA) is a children's charity providing a range of activities for vulnerable, disadvantaged and disabled children who live in the Skipton and Craven area of North Yorkshire.
The grant from the Foundation will contribute towards the salary of the SELFA Coordinator. The Foundation focuses on funding core costs, such as salaries and rent that allow charities to continue to deliver services to disadvantaged and vulnerable people in their communities.
Emma Pears, SELFA Coordinator said:
We are delighted with the grant from the Lloyds TSB Foundation. It will allow us to expand the work we do with vulnerable and disadvantaged children in North Yorkshire, to give them new experiences which often leads to an increase in self-esteem and aspirations, better behaviour, and a lasting effect on children’s social skills and future interests.”
Peter Ellis, the Foundation’s Grant Manager for the North East and North Yorkshire said:
During 2011, the Foundation awarded £1.5 million to 53 charities across the North East that work with disadvantaged people to help them play a fuller role in their communities. I hope this success will be replicated in 2012 and urge any charity seeking funding in the region to see if you are eligible to apply for a grant on the Foundation’s website.”