BBC Children in Need grants for organisations helping disadvantaged children and young people.

Alistair Dowlman
Article date
16 June 2016
Primary interest
Funding and Fundraising

BBC Children in Need have announced September deadlines for their grant programmes for groups supporting disadvantaged children and young people:

Small Grants Programme

Not for profit organisations such as such schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 through the BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme. The grants are available for projects that help children and young people experiencing illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties’ and / or living in situations of deprivation. Projects supported in the past include an organisation which received a grant of £9,996 to run holiday playschemes with trips and activities for young people living in low income areas.

Main Grant Programme

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through; illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. Examples of projects that recently received funding include a School and Community Group, which received a grant of £61,480 to provide an after school and holiday clubs to engage disadvantaged young people in physical and healthy living activity.
These are just two of the many varied grant and award programmes featured in our June 2016 edition of Funding Digest. Visit our website for details about how to subscribe, free of charge, to this monthly publication, which is only available to Charities and Voluntary and Community organisations and groups working primarily for the benefit of residents and communities in the Borough of Reading.