BBC Children in Need: Main Grants

Covid 19 Youth Monday April 12th, 2021 11:30am

BBC Children in Need’s Main Grants programme awards grants of between £10,001* and £40,000 per year, for up to three years, to UK not-for-profit organisations working with children and young people aged 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.

Funded organisations must make a difference to children’s lives by helping to prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they face. They can achieve these differences by either working directly with children or seeking to improve their social and physical environments.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the funder has temporarily broadened the types of applications they can accept. They are currently offering funding that can be used more flexibly than usual. Applications for the following are encouraged:

  • Project delivery (including staffing and salary costs)
  • Creative solutions to deliver much needed services
  • Organisational costs to support stability and adaptation. (Including the day-to-day running costs of an organisation as opposed to specific project costs)

All applications must demonstrate how this funding will make a difference to children and young people’s lives during this crisis.

*Applications under £10,001 can apply through BBC Children in Need’s Small Grants programme.

Deadline: Monday 12 April 2021, 11.30am

This fund is not managed by Funding for All. Please click ‘Find out more’ and contact the funder for more information.

Further reading

N.B. from Funding for All: We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Sophie Charles, Impact Officer (South East) at BBC Children in Need to Funder Tuesdays – a series of online funding talks hosted in partnership with Stronger Kent Communities. Sophie has very kindly allowed her presentation to be shared with you for a limited time only.

See Sophie’s presentation here.

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