Not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation.
The funding is available to:
- Charitable incorporated organisations and Scottish charitable incorporated organisations;
- Community interest companies (CIC) limited by guarantee;
- Companies limited by guarantee with a clause in their governing document preventing distribution of profit (including social enterprises);
- Housing associations;
- Industrial and provident community benefit societies;
- Registered charities;
- Religious institutions;
- Special schools – These are provisions for children with learning difficulties or disabilities which cannot be met within a mainstream setting
Projects funded through BBC Children in Need aim to make a difference in children’s lives that help prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they face. Projects achieve these differences by either working directly with children or seeking to improve their social and physical environments.
The closing date for applications is 11.30 am on the 12th April 2021.