BBC Children in Need Grants are given which focus firmly on children and young people experiencing disadvantage, organisations are funded which work to combat this disadvantage and to make a real difference to children and young people's lives.
The BBC Children in Need's grants programmes are open to organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and under.
Organisation and projects must be based in the UK and need to be a registered charity or other not-for-profit organisation.
Within their general grants programme, organisations can apply for:
• Small Grants - of £10,000 or less per year for up to three years. BBC Children in Need are looking for projects where a relatively small grant can make a big difference for children and young people
• Main Grants - of over £10,000 per year for up to three years. For main grant applications there is no upper limit but very few grants over £100,000 are made and most grants are for much less. The total amount of money requested each year is far more than is available to give and requests for larger grants are always more competitive
Funding can be awarded for between one and three years, depending on the nature of the request. Grants can only be made for one year at a time for holidays / residentials.
BBC Children in Need will consider funding support costs associated directly with a project, but grants cannot fund organisational overheads and running costs where these are not integral to the project that is being applied for.
There are four general grant deadlines each year: 15 January, 15 April, 15 July,
Next deadline: Sunday 15 April 2012