A CHARITY working to support people who have been impacted by someone else's substance misuse has been granted almost £30,000.

Footsteps 2000 Limited, based in The Gateway, Sankey Street, will use the money gifted by BBC Children in Need to support children under 11 over the next three years.

The £29,946 will be invested in one to one support, group sessions and respite activities.

Stacey Goulding, service manager at Footsteps 2000 said: "With this new funding we’ll be able to extend our support service to children under the age of 11 and help them to overcome the issues that they are facing."

Children in Need currently has more than £482,000 invested across the town through its small grants programme and this is the third funding allocation this year.

Speaking of the new grant, Elizabeth Myers, regional head of the north at BBC Children in Need said: "We’re delighted to be funding Footsteps 2000 in Warrington, and look forward to seeing the positive difference and lasting impact that these projects will have on young people living in the community in the coming months and years."

BBC Children in Need’s chief executive, Simon Antrobus added: "Our small grants programme is a great example of small sums of money delivering a big impact on a local level, and we're delighted to award funding to projects like this as they work to make a lasting impact on young lives.

"A big thank you must go to our supporters, who - thanks to their incredible generosity, imagination and commitment - make grants like this possible."