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Grants

Helping Improve Childrens' Lives in the UK

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Find out more about grants from BBC Children in Need including our criteria and how to apply.

All our information for existing grantees including starting your grant, working with children and reporting.

Who we are

BBC Children in Need’s vision is that children and young people in the UK have a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.

Our role in achieving this vision is by making grants to charities and other non-profit organisations that support and work with children and young people who are disadvantaged and face challenges in their lives.

The people and projects we fund will:

  • Take the initiative and show clearly how they will make a difference which will improve children and young people’s lives.
  • Address the challenges the children and young people face, build their skills and resilience, empower them and extend their choices in life.
  • Involve children and young people in the design, delivery and evaluation of their work.
  • Be keen to keep learning about their work so that their ability to make a difference in children and young people’s lives can keep on improving.
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Expectations

BBC Children in Need’s vision is that all children and young people in the UK have a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to fulfil their potential.

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.

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View the projects we have funded

Search or browse our interactive map to see the different kinds of projects we currently fund near you and right across the UK.

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Contact the grants team

If you have a question relating to our Grant programmes, and the solution isn’t in our Grant guidance section, please contact us.

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