One in a Million is one of many projects in the UK who have received a grant in the first of four rounds made possible by the generous support of the public in 2008, which amounted to a record breaking Appeal Night total of £20,991,216!
One in a Million is a Bradford based charity using sports, arts, media and enterprise as a means to engage, enthuse and empower disadvantaged and disaffected children and young people. From starting in 2005 with 7 young people attending a football session, presently we are working with between 500 and 750 children and young people each week. With the support of BBC Children in Need, One in a Million will be able to continue reaching out to the children and young people of Bradford, particularly Bradford South where our Sports Development worker will mentor, coach and provide support to children in need.
Wayne Jacobs (One in a Million Co-Founder and Assistant Manager of Bradford City FC) said “The grant will enable us to positively impact so many Children and Young people and change their lives by giving them the support they need.”
David Ramsden, Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need, said “Our grants are made possible by the amazing generosity of the public. They make it possible for us to help such great projects as One in a Million continue to help change young lives for the better.
Since November 2008, the BBC Charity has received thousands of applications for funding. These are rigorously assessed and considered in the months leading up to April 2009, by eight committees who pass on their recommendations to the Trustees of the Charity.
All grants go to projects working with children and young people who may be affected by homelessness, neglect, abuse or poverty, or those who have encountered serious illness, disabilities and psychological disorders.
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One in a Million is a Bradford based Charity working in the inner city using Sports, Arts and Enterprise as a means to engage and enthuse children and young people struggling to overcome issues of crime, poverty, exclusion, drugs, solvent abuse and obesity.
We were founded in 2005 and began delivering football projects to 7 young people from the Canterbury estate. Presently, we create safe, fun and positive environments through our activities with more than 750 children and young people per week. The majority of whom live in the top 1% most deprived areas in the UK.
Our aim is to support some of Bradford’s most vulnerable children in gaining educational qualifications and social skills for life. Through this we help each child and young person involved understand that each and every one of them has value, they have something to offer and they are all 'One in a Million'.