Disadvantaged children and young people will benefit from a grant totalling £30,000.

The Waltham Forest Dyslexia Association in Walthamstow was given the money as part of a three-year grant from the BBC Children in Need small grants programme.

The project tutors young people with dyslexia in Waltham Forest, allowing them to build on their literacy skills, self-esteem and to develop a sense of pride.

Lois Hood, chairman of trustees at Waltham Forest Dyslexia Association, said: “Funding from BBC Children in Need means so much to us.

“We are thrilled to be able to support children and young people across Waltham Forest and help them build on their literacy skills and develop self-confidence.”

This is the third funding allocation out of six by BBC Children in Need this year. BBC Children in Need is investing more than £925,000 across 14 different Waltham Forest projects.

Grants over £10,000 per year by BBC Children in Need fall under the main grants programme, where projects are supported for up to three years. The smaller grants programme, such as for the Waltham Forest Dyslexia Association, includes grants up to and including £10,000 per year for up to three years.