A CHARITY in Glastonbury has received £45,000 to run a new 'Creative Community' project.

Children's World, a charity focused on helping children - particularly those with special needs, was awarded the money from the Coronvirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Their 'Creative Community' project also received £4,000 from the Comic Relief Covid-19 Community Fund and £2,500 from the Wessex Water Recovery Fund.

Somerset County Gazette: Children's World, Glastonbury

Charity director, Kirsten Lindrop, said they were "thrilled" to receive the grants.

"We can’t wait to start working alongside our community of Somerset families and organisations and children and young people to design, develop and deliver new types of the performance based activities that Children’s World is famous for," she said.

"Our community is likely to face issues due to the pandemic for some time, so it is brilliant news that we will be able to work alongside the people we support, to make sure we provide the fun and educational activities that they will get the most out of.”

Children’s World will be asking families and young people across Somerset to take part in the project at every step of the way and will start consulting with them this month, using questionnaires, social media and meetings.

To find out more, and take part visit childrensworldcharity.org