BBC Children In Need - Main Grants Programme

Closing date

Grants for not-for-profit organisations that are working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and younger living in the UK. 

Grants of over £10,000 per year are available to support projects for up to three years. The average grant is likely to be around £30,000 per year. It is unlikely that grants of more than £40,000 per year for one or two years will be awarded. It is highly unlikely that grants exceeding £100,000 in total for three years will be awarded.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the funder has temporarily broadened the types of applications it is accepting. Currently funding is being offered that can be used more flexibly than usual.

Applications are encouraged for:

  • Project delivery (Including staffing and salary costs)
  • Creative solutions to deliver much needed services
  • Organisational costs to support stability and adaptation. (Including the day-to-day running costs of an organisation as opposed to specific project costs)