A BIRKENHEAD project working with disadvantaged youngsters in Birkenhead has been handed £10,000 from BBC Children In Need.

Back in the Game CIC will use the grant, allocated from the charity's Small Grants programme, to deliver a summer holiday football programme.

Young footballers will be able to enjoy football activities which will help improve their life skills, develop confidence and self-esteem while reducing isolation during school holidays.

Director at Back in the Game CIC Andy Edwards told the Globe: “With this new funding from BBC Children in Need we’ll be able to provide a programme of football activities to children in our local community.

"A big thank you to everyone that has made this possible.”

So far BBC Children in Need has invested more than £741,000 across 15 projects in Wirral.

Elizabeth Myers, Regional Head of the North at BBC Children in Need said: “We’re delighted to be funding Back in the Game CIC in Birkenhead, and look forward to seeing the positive difference and lasting impact that this project will have on young people living in the community in the coming months.”

For more information about BBC Children in Need’s grant programmes and how to apply visit

bbc.co.uk/pudsey/grants