A SKIPTON-based charity has received a sizable grant that will allow it to help children in North Craven.

The St James's Place Foundation have supported SELFA with a grant of £30,000 over three years towards activities for children in North Craven.

The funding came about as a result of the relationship SELFA has with Pentelow Wealth Management, a local family firm and founding partner of St James’s Place.

Emma Pentelow, managing partner of Pentelow Wealth Management, said: "From our founding days we have looked beyond ourselves to make a difference to those less fortunate, committed to driving positive community impact, building social capital within communities.

“This initiative saw the whole team from Pentelow spending the day at SELFA decorating two classrooms.”

Emma Pears, SELFA's Chief Officer, said: "We are so thankful to Emma and the team at Pentelow Wealth Management for all the support they have given SELFA over the years: from helping us redecorate our premises, sorting out our garden and buying us toys and equipment.

“To be put forward for a grant from the SJP was fantastic, the fact it was multi-year funding was even better; enabling us to plan for the future and meet the needs of our most rurally isolated children and young people."