BBC Children in Need Main Grants

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  • Closing Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021
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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 the following.

  • 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 Main Grants Programme is for applications over £10,000 a year for up to three years. The next Grant application deadline is 12 April 2021 for a decision by end of July 2021.

If your initial application is invited to the next stage you will need to complete a full application form. You will hear whether you have been invited to do this a couple of weeks after you have submitted your initial application and you will have a month to complete a full application to be considered in the next round. You will need to be available in the month after you submit your full application for a telephone assessment. Your referee will also need to be available during this time to provide a reference.

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