New grants totalling more than £120,000 have been awarded to two projects in Wandsworth which work with disadvantaged children and young people in the borough.

The new funding will help support initiative to provide the services as the investment from BBC Children in Need has now eclipsed £774,000.

It’s the first allocation of funding for this year, with additional grants going to be awarded to project across the UK throughout 2019.

Oily Cart Tours, which is a series of multi-sensory theatre productions delivered to special schools and arts venues, has received a three-year grant of £92,324.

The funding will “help make a positive difference to the lives of children, young people and their families who can be excluded from cultural activity because of the barriers they face through disability.”

And Carney’s Community, receiving a three-year grant of £35,432 to provide an expanding range of activities.

These include business development counselling, fitness sessions to help young people gain self-confidence and mentoring.

It will enable resources to be provided for young people up to the age of 25 and their families in the community, including organised educational and physical programmes.

The grants total to £127,756 over respective three-year periods.

George Turner, chief executive at Carney’s Community, said: “This is our first funding from BBC Children in Need – new funding will allow us to continue to provide mentoring for young people and encourage them to take part in fitness and develop themselves.

“Funding will help to provide a place for young people to get away from a negative lifestyle, gain skills and learn discipline and self-respect.”

Clare Cannock, regional head of south at BBC Children in Need, said: “The public’s generosity towards BBC Children in Need never ceases to amaze me.

“The money donated means we can go on to fund projects that support children and young people.

“We want organisations in the local area that support children and young people to reach out to us about funding opportunities and tell us about new projects that will make a difference to the community.”