BBC Children in Need distributes the funds raised each year as grants to organisations that work with disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. Your organisation and project must be based in the UK and you need to be a registered charity or other not-for-profit organisation.
Within the general grants programme, you can apply for:

  • Small Grants of £10,000 or less per year for up to three years
  • Main Grants over £10,000 per year for up to three years
  • Emergency Essentials – for children living on poverty

Please note – as of May 2020 all funding schemes are currently closed and the current focus is on organisations working on the front line of the Covid-19 pandemic.

How to apply: You can apply online and access guidance notes by visiting the website at:

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