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Apply For A Grant

To apply for our funding, follow these 3 simple steps:

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    about our processes, eligibility, and grantmaking strategy.

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    which grant you wish to apply for.

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    using our in depth guidance below.


Before applying to BBC Children in Need, we recommend you read about our processes and minimum standards for grantmaking. This will help you understand what we look for in a grant application. Click one of the buttons to find out more.


We often have several funding programmes open at any one time. before you apply, it is important that you choose the one which is right for you and your organisation. Click on of the buttons below to find out more about the funding programmes which are currently open.


Our website is full of information about our policies, funding, and the questions we get asked the most. Click below to get the information we think will help you most with your application.

To apply please visit either our Project or Core Grants programme pages.

Our Grantmaking Strategy 2022-2025

At BBC Children in Need, children and young people are at the heart of what we do. After the events of the last few years, we have developed a new charitable ambition and grantmaking strategy. This strategy focusses on our principles of:

  • Sharing power with children and young people
  • Acting flexibly
  • Using our voice to build awareness and empathy around issues
  • Building partnerships to bring communities and investors together

As part of this, we have made some significant changes to our grantmaking model:

  • We will continue to offer project based funding, similarly to how we have in the past.
  • We will be offering funding for core (organisational) costs as a separate grants stream.
  • In spring 2023, we will launch a funding stream for smaller, emerging organisations. This stream is aimed at organisations who may need greater support to access our funding.

Organisations will only be able to apply for one of these streams per year. Your organisation should choose which stream is most suitable to your work and we will provide more detailed information about them, over the coming months. We will also give more details about our funding priorities at a local and regional level.

To read more about our new Grant Strategy for 2022-2025, please click one of the links below. Here you will find both the full grant strategy document, as well as a version designed by children and young people, highlighting our principles, impact and funding model.

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