CASH windfalls totalling £355,590 are winging their way to deserving charities for disadvantaged and disabled youngsters across the district, it has been announced.

BBC Children in Need is giving fresh funding to four projects in the Bradford district, bringing to a total of £1.3 million the money invested by the TV charity in 22 similar projects across the district.

Those who will benefit from this round of giving are the Bradford Bulls Foundation based at Odsal, the Outlook Trust for the Visually Impaired in Shipley, Step 2 Young People's Health Project in Bierley and E:MERGE UK in Laisterdyke.

The Bradford Bulls Foundation will get £109,571 to support its Extra Time With the Bulls programme which gives youngsters the chance to take part in sports, physical activities and team building during after-school sessions.

Its chief executive Mark Winder said: "BBC Children in Need is a fantastic charity and The Bradford Bulls Foundation are delighted to be awarded a grant in support of our work in the communities of Bradford.

"This grant will go towards helping the Bradford Bulls Foundation continues to make a positive difference in Bradford.”

The Outlook Trust for the Visually Impaired will get £59,400 to fund six outdoor adventure weekends and a week-long residential in the summer holidays for children and young people who are visually impaired.

The project will offer opportunities to the children that they may not normally be able to access including: gorge scrambling, sailing, kayaking, horse riding, cycling and canoeing.

Trustee Jeff Davies, Trustee at the Outlook Trust for the Visually Impaired said of their third such grant: "We are extremely delighted to hear that our support from BBC Children in Need will continue.

"The Outlook Trust for the Visually Impaired is invaluable to the young people who we support. Thanks to BBC Children in Need and to all of the people who fundraise and donate."

The Step 2 Young People's Health Project will also receive a grant of £125,960 to provide young person and family counselling for children and young people living in some of Bradford's poorest areas.

The project has been receiving support from BBC Children in Need for eight years and in that time has worked to support many young people through emotional trauma.

"We're delighted that Children in Need is continuing to fund our intense work with more than 100 young people and their families," said project co-ordinator Liz Robinson.

E:MERGE UK will get of £60,659 to run its Integration and Leadership through Sport project to children and young people living in diverse and disadvantaged communities in Bradford.

This scheme aims to bridge social barriers and bring young people together through sport, enabling them to develop new skills and build friendships.

Andy Sykes, its community hubs project leader, said: "We are excited by this opportunity to develop our sports based work with young people across Bradford, and to how we can together transform lives and bring communities together through sport.

"A big thank you to all who have made this happen."

Speaking of the new grants, Elizabeth Myers, BBC Children in Need Regional Head of the North said: "All of the projects that we fund make a tangible difference to young lives, and these new additions are no exception. In the months ahead they’ll work closely with some of the young people in West Yorkshire that need it most.

"To all our fundraisers who have made these grants possible, a very big thank you."

BBC Children in Need's Chief Executive, David Ramsden added: "Put simply, these grants are made possible by our amazing supporters. Thank you, everybody should feel incredibly proud of the difference they are making to young lives."

Bradford Council's executive member for health and social care, Councillor Ralph Berry welcomed continued support for the city from Children in Need.

"These are all really good causes and it's good news which will make a lot of difference to a lot of young people.

"And congratulations to those people who put forward these successful bids together.

"It's important that we get as much of this sort of investment into Bradford as possible," he said.