BBC Children in Need Grant for Science Activities

WYC has been awarded a three-year grant of more than £45,000 to engage young people with science.

As part of a Curiosity, joint funding programme by BBC Children in Need and Wellcome we will be able to help young people in Warrington take part in science activities.

The project will deliver engaging and visual sessions with hands-on experiments and creative artwork.

Simon Antrobus, chief executive of BBC Children in Need said: “We are delighted to be awarding funding to projects like Warrington Youth Club through our Curiosity programme.

“Our first round of funding showed us that science can be fun and engaging for disadvantaged children and young people, but most importantly, can make a positive difference to their lives.

“We hope that through this latest round of funding, children and young people will have more opportunities to encounter, learn and enjoy science in their everyday lives.”

Dr Anita Krishnamurthi, head of education and learning at Wellcome, added: “In a science-dependent world, it is essential that young people see science as a vital tool they can use in their lives – and do not face barriers to engage with it.

“Wellcome is delighted to partner with BBC Children in Need on Curiosity as it aims to reach a diverse group of young people at this critical intersection of youth work and science learning.

“In addition to supporting disadvantaged young people, this initiative will help us to better understand the role science can play in youth programmes.”

BBC Children in Need currently funds seven projects in Warrington to a value of more than £500,000.

Go to our Support Us page for information on how you can support WYC.  For information on Wellcome visit www.wellcome.ac.uk/ or BBC Children in Need visit www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/