THREE community groups in Bradford have been awarded more than £29,000 in funding thanks to Children in Need.

The groups work with disadvantaged children and young people in the district.

Horton Park Primary School in Canterbury has received £9,840 to deliver a series of holiday activities for children from deprived areas.

It will include music, dance and drama activities to help them develop their skills, gain confidence and make friends.

Salma Rahman, headteacher at Horton Park, said: “The funding will provide our children with the opportunity to access high quality holiday provision during key times of the year.

“The school is situated in an area of high deprivation and this grant will enable children to participate in many cross curricular activities at a very low cost.

“Through our creative and innovative approach, we will be able to reinforce positive behaviour and attitudes at all times, as well as providing a platform for children to work collaboratively as a team.”

Exceed Alliance, based in All Saints Road, off Great Horton Road, has been handed £9,850 for holiday and weekend activities for deprived young people in the BD7 and BD8 postcodes.

The plan aims to build children’s confidence and self-esteem, and get them engaging in their local community.

Bowling-based BD4 Community Trust has been given £9,607 to deliver a programme of early years activities for local children from deprived backgrounds.

It aims to prepare them for school, make friends, and boost confidence and self-esteem.

Melanie Astin, family support worker at BD4 Community Trust, said: “We’re really pleased to have been awarded with this funding from BBC Children in Need.

“With this we’ll be able to help give the children that we work with a positive start in life and prepare them for going to school.”