Small Grants Available from Children in Need

The Children in Need 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 and that you meet the minimum standards for grant-making. But first – have you read about how, together, we improve children’s lives in the UK?

They’ve changed the way the 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
  • An eligibility checklist has been added to the form, to help you make sure you are able to apply for the funding
  • The form has been updated, so please read carefully and follow the guidance provided in the application pages
  • CIN will still be calling many applicants to gather additional information, but this call will be shorter
  • CIN will use the minimum standards for grant-making to assess whether organisations are eligible. Please read these. If you do not meet these they will be unable to progress your application.

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

The deadlines this year so far are 3 March 2019, 11:59pm and 2 June 2019, 11:59pm.

For more information and to apply go to the Small Grants Information Page.

Let Us Promote Your Children in Need Events

Now that Halloween and Bonfire Night are over, we should be concentrating on raising money for BBC Children Need. Whilst the Appeal Show is on Friday 16 November there is lots that you can be doing to raise money before and after that date.

Let us know what you, your school, your workplace are planning and we will promote it on our blogs and in our Friday Flyers.

Children in Need (and Pudsey) come to the Piece Hall

The famous mascot made an early “in person” appearance at a Halifax nursery this week and in spirit he is likely to be with BBC Look North presenters Harry Gration and Paul Hudson as – strapped together, three-legged style – they make their way through Elland, Rastrick, Brighouse and Hipperholme today en route from Huddersfield to their finishing line 15 miles later at Halifax Piece Hall!

After conquering the hills, including venturing over the infamous Shibden Wall, they aim to reach the Piece Hall at 5pm.

This week Pudsey popped in to see all at Shining Stars Day Nursery, Illingworth, where events included crazy hair day, a nursery bake off and dressing up. Pudsey visited with Amanda Clegg, ASDA Halifax’s community champion. Nursery manager Victoria Wilson said: “The children love getting involved in a range of activities and parents have been extremely supportive in making sure we had such a fun-filled week.”

Also at the Piece Hall, Look North presenters Amy Garcia and Owain Wyn Evans will be joined by 163 pupils from schools including Salterhebble, Old Town and Luddenden Foot, to form part of a national choir singing a beautiful jazz rendition of Over The Rainbow.

Are you doing something for Children In Need this weekend? Why not send us your pictures and a few details about what you were doing?

BBC Children in Need Curiosity Fund

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands have until 22 September 2017 to apply for funding to projects which engage children and young people in science based activities.

The £2.5 million Curiosity Fund is provided in partnership between BBC Children in Need and the Wellcome Trust in order to use the power of exciting and engaging science activities to create change for children and young people experiencing disadvantage in the UK.

To be eligible for grants of up to £10,000 projects should use exciting and engaging science activities to encourage young people to be curious about the world around them and inside them, making a positive difference in their lives: building confidence and self-esteem, developing life skills and expanding horizons.

For the purpose of this grant beneficiaries are deemed to be disadvantage if they have:

  • An illness, experience distress, abuse or neglect
  • Any kind of disability
  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties
  • Lived or are living in poverty or situations of deprivation

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BBC Children in Need Grants Programme Open to Applications

Small grants and Large grants are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK that are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage through:

  • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect.
  • Any kind of disability.
  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties.
  • Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

Organisations must be working to combat this disadvantage and to make a real difference to children and young people’s lives and applications can be made for either of the following:

  • Main Grants of over £10,000 can support projects for up to three years. There is no upper limit but very few grants over £100,000 are made and most grants are for much less.
  • Small Grants of up to £10,000 can support projects for one year.

The grants are to be used for direct project costs that relate clearly and directly to a project. These can include:

  • Salaries
  • Volunteer expenses
  • Building hire costs and travel costs

In many cases project costs also include less delivery-focused aspects such as line management, administration, insurance and utilities. Match funding is not required.

The deadlines for Small Grant applications are 1 June, 1 September, and 1 December 2016.

The deadlines for Main Grant applications are 15 May and 15 September 2016.

For further information on the Children in Need Grants Programme, eligibility and how to apply please click here.