Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People – 21st December 2020 (UK)

Grants of over £10,000 per project for up to three years are available through the BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme for projects 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.

The grants are available to:

  • Community interest companies (CIC) limited by guarantee
  • Companies limited by guarantee (CLG) including social enterprises
  • Housing associations
  • Registered charities
  • Religious institution
  • Special schools

In the case of special schools this must not be for work that they have a duty to fund.

Grants of over £10,000 are available with no upper limit stated, however, BBC Children in Need make very few grants over £100,000 over a three-year period.

To apply organisations will need to register with BBC Children in Need by submitting an Organisation Registration form. To complete an Organisation Registration Form, please read the Organisation Registration Form Guidance.  Once an organisation is registered, BBC Children in Need will send a link to fill in a Main Grants Project Application Form. Registrations can be made at any time of the year.

The next deadline for applications is 11.30am 21st December 2020.

For any questions, please contact us on 0345 609 0015 or by emailing

Useful Links:

Project Application Form Guidance

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