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BBC Children in Need - Small Grants Programme

Wed 9 Dec 2020

After a pause, applications are once again being accepted with a deadline of 21 December 2020 (11:30am). The next closing date for applications is expected to be in March 2021.


Grants for not-for-profit organisations that are working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and younger living in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

Maximum Value: £ 30,000

Grants of up to £10,000 are available per year for up to three years (£30,000 total request).

BBC Children in Need distributes the funds raised each year as grants to organisations that work with disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

BBC Children in Need’s focus is firmly on children and young people experiencing disadvantage. They fund organisations working to combat this disadvantage and to make a real difference to children and young people's lives.

 

Not-for-profit organisations that work with disadvantaged children and young people of 18 years and under who live in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands are eligible to apply.

The following organisations can apply:

Registered charities.

Voluntary organisations with a clear not-for-profit clause in their governing document.

Special schools. (These are provisions for children with learning difficulties or disabilities which cannot be met within a mainstream setting.)

Churches.

Community Interest Companies limited by guarantee.

Priority will be given to smaller, local organisations, and as a result the funder will rarely support organisations with an annual turnover of more than £2 million in the most recent, complete financial year. Applications will be accepted from the following organisations regardless of their income:

Hospices (including children’s hospices)

Housing Associations

Applications which will deliver nationwide or UK-wide work , ie, working across a whole nation, or multiple nations within the UK.

Applicants must be able to state why they are best placed to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people, including:

Their well-established links with young people

The skills and expertise they have for the work they are requesting funding for

Their track record delivering the work they are requesting funding for. This is especially important for applicants for the Main Grants Programme

How they work alongside other organisations in their local community.

For more information and to apply, see the BBC Children in Need website.