Three projects in Waltham Forest are set to receive a huge cash boost from Children in Need.

A total of £305,264 has been allocated through the charity’s main grants programme, and means that along with other projects, the BBC Children in Need currently has more than £1.1 million invested in the area.

The Lloyd Park Children’s Charity in Walthamstow will receive a three year grant of £72,300 to provide information, support and access to essential items for parents of babies of young children living in poverty.

Kiran Support Services in Leyton will use a three year grant of £114,612 to provide a refuge support service for children who have experienced domestic violence.

Finally, YMCA St Paul’s Group in Surbiton will use a three year grant of £118,352 to provide a youth programme for young people in Waltham Forest facing deprivation.

These grants come as part of the BBC Children in Need campaign 2018, bringing in £58 million to help worthy causes.

Simon Antrobus, chief executive of BBC Children in Need said: “Once again our incredible supporters across the UK have done themselves proud. This tremendous result will allow us to continue our vital work to help make a difference to disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

“As a charity we exist to support organisations in communities across the UK which empower children and extend their life choices, and this phenomenal total will go a long way in helping us make a lasting impact.

“An enormous thank you to everyone who once again went above and beyond!”