THREE Cumbrian projects that work with disadvantaged children and young people have received grants totalling more than £300,000.

Among those to have received funding from BBC Children in Need is Young Cumbria, which has landed £122,837 over three years to offer a programme of support for vulnerable children and young people in West Cumbria.

The service will offer emotional and practical support to young people, which will help to improve mental health, reduce the need for crisis support and help to raise young people’s aspirations.

Lynsey Crosthwaite, director of services at Young Cumbria, said: “It’s fantastic news to hear that we have been awarded this funding.”

“It will enable us to provide a vital service to vulnerable young people in our local community for the next three years.”

Aspatria Dreamscheme also received a three-year cash boost of £117,936, to deliver a youth club five days a week for disadvantaged children and young people. And Carlisle Mencap, will receive a three-year grant of £71,922.