BBC Children in Need

  • Organisation Type
    National
  • Closing Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2018
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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:

  • 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, 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 as follows:

  • 2 December 2018 - Decision by end of March 2018.

If the application is eligible you will need to be available in the month after the deadline for a telephone assessment. Your referee will also need to be available to provide a reference.

Applications for more than this are eligible to apply into the Main Grants Programme. This is for applications of over £10,000 a year for up to three years. The next Grant application deadline for 2018 is 13 September 2018 for a decision by mid February 2018.

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.

All application forms, guidance and further information is available on the BBC Children in Need website.

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