Funding Alerts

Children in Need

by | Feb 21, 2017 |

Of interest to organisations dealing with Children and Young People

BBC Children in Need awards grants each year to organisations supporting disadvantaged children and young people.


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.
If you currently have a Small Grant you can also apply for a Main Grant as long as it is for work with a different group of children and young people. Please note can you usually only have one application assessed in any 12-month period.

What For?

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

If you are looking for any amount up to £10,000 for one year, see Small Grants.

They give grants for 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

Projects they fund make differences in children’s lives that help prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they face. Projects achieve these differences by either working directly with children or seeking to improve their social and physical environments.

How Much?

Grants over £10,000 per year to support projects for up to three years.
There is no upper limit for Main Grants but they make very few grants over £120,000 (or £40,000 per year) and most grants are for much less. Requests for larger amounts are always more competitive.


Midnight, 13th September 2017