Main Grants Programme – BBC Children In Need

BBC Children in Need’s Main Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations.

We give grants for:

Children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through:

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

Projects we fund make differences in children’s lives that help prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they face. Projects make these differences by either working directly with children or seeking to improve their social and physical environments.

Who can apply?

  • Not-for-profit organisations that work with disadvantaged children and young people of 18 years and under who live in the UK, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.
  • If you have a Main Grant, as long as your funding is coming to an end within the next 12 months you can apply for further Main Grant funding to keep running the same project, or on a different project. You will need to give convincing evidence of the differences our grant has made to the lives of the disadvantaged children and young people you have worked with.
  • If you have a Small Grant you can also apply for a Main Grant as long as it is for work with a different group of children and young people. Please note can you usually only have one application assessed in any 12-month period.

BBC Children In Need's Main Grants Programme