Children in Need - Small Grants and Main Grants - upcoming deadlines

Children in Need is an annual charity appeal organised by the BBC.  Every year the BBC dedicates one evening of programming to showcase events aimed at raising money for charities working with young people in the UK.

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

  • Main Grants are open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for grants over £10,000 per year for up to three years.

Objectives of Fund

The Trust distributes the funds raised each year as grants to organisations that work with disadvantaged children and young people, under the age of 18, living in the UK.

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.

Who Can Apply

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.

Organisations that already hold a grant from Children in Need can apply for further funding to keep running the same project or for a different project. Applicants will need to be able to provide convincing evidence of the differences the grant has made to the lives of the disadvantaged children and young people the organisation has worked with.

Organisations who currently hold an award from the Children in Need Main Grant Scheme can apply for a Small Grant as long as it is for work with a different group of children and young people.

How to apply

Please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/corporate2/childreninneed for further information on available grants and access to application forms. 

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

Deadlines

Main Grants next deadline for applications – Friday 17th May 2019

Small grants next deadline for applications – Monday 27th May 2019

Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on the deadline date.