BBC Children in Need Small Grants

Grants available for: projects that support disadvantaged young people
Size of grants given: Up to £10,000 per year over 1-3 years (overall maximum £30,000).
Next deadline: to be announced

Aims of Fund

To positively change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

Who can apply

Grants are given to not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and under, living in the UK. Your group needs to have strong safeguarding policy and practice, public liability insurance, and up-to-date accounts – follow this link for full details of their minimum standards for grantmaking.

How much and what can you apply for

Up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years, for projects working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through:

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

How to apply

You will need to complete an online application.  You do not need to complete the application all in one go, and can save it and go back to it as many times as you need to.

There is a Frequently Asked Questions page on their website with more information about the process and what they are looking for.

Deadlines for application

The fund is expected to reopen in September 2022.

Contact details

London and South East Office
BBC Children in Need
BBC Broadcast Centre BC2 D1
201 Wood Lane
W12 7TP
0303 080 1145
Small grants detailed guidance

Page last checked: 22/3/22 RL

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