5 September, 2022

BBC Children in Need will for the first time directly fund charities’ core costs over the next three years as part of its new strategy and in response to the economic climate. Children in Need will offer grants through three streams including one for core organisational and development costs and another aimed at its traditional project-based funding, both of which will open in October this year. It will also launch a funding stream for smaller, emerging organisations who may need greater support to access funding in spring 2023.

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Playing out sessions are temporary road closures to let children play safely and freely in their street. Through traffic is diverted and neighbours supervise resident car access at walking speed. 

Parents are fully responsible for their own children as normal.

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17 June, 2021


One-off, short-term grants are available for small charities, non-profits and schools to fund day trips for disabled or disadvantaged children aged under 13.

This year, The Henry Smith Charity has opened its Holiday Grants programme with more flexibility than ever before, in light of COVID-19 and its impact on already disadvantaged people. The funding is designed for day trips rather than residential stays, because of the uncertainty around holidays and travel during the pandemic.

Religious texts in Islam laid on blue table
10 May, 2021


People who have a religion give to charity more often than those with no faith, and their most prioritised cause is also different, according to YouGov Profiles analysis.

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7 April, 2021


The Triangle Trust has funding available for organisations that primarily work with young carers (aged up to 25 years old), to help increase the impact of their work. This funding is designed to help organisations already serving young carers, rather than new projects set up to support them. 

Eligible organisations will:

South Bristol Youth Zone building plans
17 March, 2021


South Bristol charity and Voscur member Youth Moves has partnered with national charity OnSide Youth Zones to create the South West’s first Youth Zone: a new building with open access youth services and activities.

Single father with young daughter in urban street with trees
10 March, 2021


A new report from Single Parent Rights has revealed that 96% of single parents want being a single parent added as a protected characteristic in the Equality Act, reflecting the discrimination they face in society. The research included responses from over 1,000 people parenting alone.

Orange boat made from paper - origami
22 February, 2021


The Whirlwind Trust has small grants available to organisations that support young, disadvantaged or disabled people (aged up to 25) through maritime and outdoor activities. Funding is designed to help these organisations provide life-changing experiences for young people, helping them build confidence and learn new skills, whatever their financial circumstances or physical abilities. 

Young Black woman in purple shirt
6 January, 2021


Grants of up to £20,000 are available for Black-led grassroots organisations and projects that remove barriers faced by Black women and girls, and help them progress. 

The money comes from the CROWN UK Fund, created by Dove, and £170,000 will be invested overall. 

Funders are looking for:

5 January, 2021


Almost two-thirds of England’s youth organisations are at risk of closure, according to new research from the charity UK Youth.

Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has left 1.5 million vulnerable young people in need of vital help, many of the groups that support them are at risk themselves. What’s more, 31% of youth organisations surveyed with an income of less than £250,000 said they might have to shut in the next six months.


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