A KEIGHLEY project has won Children in Need funding.

Highfield Community Association has been awarded £29,932, over three years.

Its programme will provide social, emotional and mental health support to teenage girls.

Sessions will be held twice a week and the young people will also be able to take part in a two-day residential.

A spokesman said: “The early-intervention support will provide the young women with positive influences, encourage them to develop or enhance skills and empower them to reach their potential.”

BBC Children in Need has awarded a total of £79,192 to groups working with disadvantaged children and young people in Bradford district, as part of its latest small grants programme.

The amount invested in the district since the programme began now stands at over £2.2 million.

Simon Antrobus (pictured), chief executive of BBC Children in Need, said: “We’re delighted to be able to award these grants, thanks to the generosity of the British public. This funding will give disadvantaged children and young people the chance to overcome the challenges in their lives and to reach their full potential.”

For more details about the grants programmes, visit bbc.co.uk/pudsey/grants.