Children in Need - next Main Grants deadline

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5 July, 2021


Grants of over £10,000 per project for up to three years are available through the BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme, for projects that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and/or living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

The grants are available to:

  • Community interest companies (CIC) limited by guarantee.
  • Companies limited by guarantee (CLG) including social enterprises.
  • Housing associations.
  • Registered charities.
  • Religious institutions.
  • Special schools.

In the case of special schools this must not be for work that they have a duty to fund. Grants can be used for:

  • 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 will have to show how this funding will make a difference to children and young people’s lives during this crisis.

Applications are not limited to one specific project, and a request can be made for organisational running costs. The maximum grant per year is £40,000. Please note that BBC Children in Need makes very few grants over £100,000 over a three-year period.

The next deadline for applications is 11:30am on Monday 23 August 2021. To find our more, click here.

For any questions, please contact the charity on 0345 609 0015 or by emailing BBC Children in Need also has a small grants programme for grants of up to £10,000; this will open for applications on Monday 16 August 2021.

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