BBC Children In Need - Main Grants
BBC Children in Need awards grants each year to organisations supporting disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. 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 funded will 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.
- When to apply:
- The last deadline was 13 January 2019 and the next deadline 19 May 2019. They usually make decisions on Main Grants within about 5 months of the application deadline date.
- Next deadline:
19 May 2019
- Charities only:
0141 422 6111
- How to apply
- Use the online application system to complete an Initial Application and to submit additional information.
- This fund lists a large number of exclusions: check the website for details.
Fund award sizes
No maximum provided
- Annually awarded:
- Notes on award amounts:
- 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. Annual total and average for Main Grants in Scotland from 2017 accounts.
- Advising and informing
- Arts and Cultural Activities
- Befriending and mentoring
- Citizenship and community involvement
- Education and Training
- General charitable activities
- Health and social care
- Mental health care
- Organised Sport
- Recreation and social activities
- Respite/ holidays
- Social care
- Economically/socially disadvantaged
- In or leaving care
- Living in poverty
- Mental health conditions
- People affected by ill-health
- People of a specific age group
- People with disabilities
- People with learning disabilities
- People with physical disabilities
- People with sensory impairments
- Victims of crime / abuse
- Young people