FUNDING: BBC Children in Need

27 January 2020

BBC Children in Need's focus is firmly on those children and young people who are experiencing disadvantage. They seek to fund organisations working to combat or alleviate this disadvantage and to make a real difference to the quality of children and young people's lives. Applicants should be very specific in helping BBC Children in Need to understand the nature of the disadvantage they are seeking to address: Such disadvantages include:

  • Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
  • Disability.
  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties.
  • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect.

The work they fund will take place within the UK and will be for the benefit of children and young people provided they are aged 18 years or younger. Applicants should be constituted, not-for-profit organisations and charities from any part of the UK. Their grants reach local communities throughout the UK - from Shetland to the Scillies; from Belfast to Barry Island.

Grants range widely in size and there are two grant programmes, small grants and main grants, depending on how much you are requesting. The small grants programme is now open for applications of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years - a total request of £30,000.

The next deadline is 16 March 2020 for decisions end of May 2020.