BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme Welcomes UK Applications

In Funding News by Caroline Foxton

The BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme will consider applications requesting grants of up to £10,000 to support projects for up to three years with a total request of £30,000.

Registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply if they 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.

Organisations that already hold a grant from Children in Need can apply for further funding providing the current grant is coming to an end within the next 12 months. 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.

There are usually four application rounds per year.

When to Apply

You should plan your application so that you will hear a decision in plenty of time before your project is due to start.

Applications deadline When is the decision due?
11:59pm 1 December 2017 Early March 2018
11:59pm 1 March 2018 Early May 2018
11:59pm 13 May 2018 End July 2018
11:59pm 2 September 2018 End November 2018
11:59pm 2 December 2018 March 2019