Charities and not-for-profit organisations that work with disadvantaged youngsters can now ap-ply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to three years from the BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme.

The programme is intended to fund projects that address the following issues among children and young people of 18 years and under:

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

Projects must either work directly with children or in some way improve their social and physical environments.

This is the spring round of the programme, which has been running since March of this year. Funding decisions will be announced in March 2020.

Deadline for applications is 2nd December 2019

Check that you meet our minimum standards for grantmaking. But first – have you read about how, together, we improve children’s lives in the UK?

To apply, visit the BBC Children in Need web page

Children in Need Small Grants Applications deadline 2nd December 2019 decision due March 2020

We give grants for...

Projects working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through:

  1. Illness, distress, abuse or neglect
  2. Any kind of disability
  3. Behavioural or psychological difficulties
  4. Living in poverty or situations of deprivation

Projects we 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.

In our Small Grants programme we are looking for projects where a relatively small amount of money can make a big difference for children and young people. BBC Children in Need will not accept applications for projects where the total request is for less than 50% of the total project cost. For example, if your project costs £10,000 per year to run, we will only accept applications seeking funding for a minimum of £5,000 per year. BBC Children in Need fund projects which make a direct, positive impact in children and young people’s lives. When funding smaller proportions of projects, it is not possible to attribute all of the achieved outcomes to our contribution.