BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme
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 are eligible to apply.
Organisations that already hold a grant from Children in Need can apply for further funding to keep running the same project or for a different project. Applicants will need to be able to provide convincing evidence of the differences the grant has made to the lives of the disadvantaged children and young people the organisation has worked with.
Organisations who currently hold an award from the Children in Need Main Grant Scheme can apply for a Small Grant as long as it is for work with a different group of children and young people.
Essential eligibility criteria:
Funding is not available for the following:
Work which statutory bodies (such as schools or local authorities) have a duty to fund.
Local government or NHS bodies.
Building project applications of more than £20,000.
Projects which promote religion.
Trips or projects abroad.
Medical treatment or research.
Pregnancy testing or advice, information or counselling on pregnancy choices.
Awareness-raising work, except where it is targeted at those children or young people most at risk.
Bursaries, sponsored places, fees or equivalent.
To be passed on to other organisations, for example, PTAs applying on behalf of schools.
General appeals or endowment funds.
Budget shortfalls or debt repayments.
Projects where the grant expenditure is due to start before the grant award date (retrospective funding).
Organisations which have applied in the last 12 months.
Projects unable to start within 12 months of the grant award date.
Organisational overheads or running costs which the organisation would incur whether the project was running or not. Consideration will be given to funding support costs incurred as a direct result of running the project.
01 March 2018