New grants totalling almost £60,000 have been awarded to two local projects working with disadvantaged children and young people in Wycombe.

A total of £59,865 was awarded by Children in Need’s Small Grants Programme to the Youth Enquiry Service and the Wycombe Child Centre.

The Youth Enquiry Service will use the three-year grant it has received of £30,000 to provide free, confidential counselling to young people in High Wycombe. It will help provide young people with a safe place to develop their emotional wellbeing and self-belief.

The Wycombe Child Contact Centre has received a grant of £29,865 to provide a dedicated space for children and young people to enjoy time with a parent that they are not currently living with. The centre aspires to build positive relationships between children and their non-resident parent.

Across Buckinghamshire, BBC Children in Need is currently funding 10 projects to a value of £531,286.

Mik Horswell, Chairman of Trustees at Wycombe Child Contact Centre, said: “We are so pleased to receive funding from BBC Children in Need. Funding means we can continue to support children and young people in the local area and provide a space for them to interact with parents and build relationships.”

Pam Bacon, BBC Children in Need Regional Officer of the South and West, said: “BBC Children in Need is committed to improving the lives of children and young people and its projects like this that help make that happen. With each grant round we are always looking to fund new projects that make lasting impact on young lives. If you work with disadvantaged young people and think your organisation could benefit, we encourage you to get in touch.