BBC Children in Need Small Grants – next deadline 1st June 2017

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Small Grants: what you need to know

Our Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to 3 years. Check the information below to see if your project should apply. But first – have you read about how, together, we improve children’s lives in the UK?

We’ve changed the way our Small Grants programme is delivered:
  • You can now apply for up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years – a total request of £30,000
  • We have added an eligibility checklist to the form, to help you make sure you are able to apply for our funding
  • The form has been updated, so please read carefully and follow the guidance provided in the application pages
  • We will still be calling many applicants to gather additional information, but this call will be shorter

We want to encourage all applicants, whether new or returning to us – to carefully read the new application form and all the guidance within to ensure you submit all the information we need to process your application as quickly and effectively as possible.

Read on to find out more about the Small Grants Programme and how to apply.

If you are looking for more than £10,000 per year please see our Main Grants programme.

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.

Who can apply?

  • Not-for-profit organisations of any size 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
  • Information for current grantees
  • An organisation can only hold one Main Grant and one Small Grant at any one time
  • If you currently have a grant for either programme, in the final year of that grant you can apply for further funding to keep running the same project or for a different project. You will need to be able to provide convincing evidence of the differences our grant has made to the lives of the disadvantaged children and young people you have worked with
  • If you currently have a Main Grant you can also apply for a Small Grant as long as it is for work with a different group of children and young people, and vice versa

For more information and to apply please click here for the website.

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