BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme

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.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available per year for up to three years (£30,000 total request). The next deadline for applications is 2 December 2019 (11:59pm).

From September 2019, the Small Grants programme will no longer consider applications for projects delivering Child Sexual Exploitation related work. Instead all applications, regardless of grant size, should be directed to the Main Grants programme, which is currently closed but expected to reopen for applications in December 2019.

Funding is available to organisations that are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage through:

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

Organisations must be working to combat this disadvantage and to make a real difference to children and young people’s lives. Eligible projects will make these differences by either working directly with children or seeking to improve their social and physical environments.

Priority will be given to projects where a relatively small amount of money can make a big difference for children and young people.

Applicants must refer to the A-Z Guidance document before making an application.

Application forms are available to complete online at the Children in Need website.

Contact BBC Children in Need for further information at their website (https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/apply/small-grants/) or telephone 0345 609 0015 or email pudsey@bbc.co.uk.


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