by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2008-10-10
Jewish children's charity JCD has approved grants totalling more than £100,000 at its latest allocations meeting.
The money will be given to organisations in the UK, Turkey and Israel.
In London, Simon Marks Jewish Primary School in Stoke Newington gets £4,000 to help with the purchase of equipment for the school's new playground.
"We were really pleased to be able to support an excellent project in London," said Daniel Burger, JCD executive director. "We have taken a strategic decision to allocate more of our funding in percentage terms to the UK and countries outside Israel and this grant was very much part of that process."
In Turkey, £1,500 has been allocated to help Jewish parents buy books for their children while in Israel, organisations helping blind babies and providing vocational youth clubs will also be supported.