Monday, 30 January 2017


The Children in Need Trust offers funding to organisations that are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage through:
o Illness, distress, abuse or neglect;
o Any kind of disability;
o Behavioural or psychological difficulties;
o Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
Organisations must be working to combat this disadvantage and make a real difference to children and young people's lives.
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 are eligible to apply for grants of over £10,000 for projects for up to three years. There is no upper limit for Main Grants but very few grants over £120,000 (or £40,000 per year) are made and most grants are for much less.
Consideration will be given to funding support costs incurred as a direct result of running the project.  
PLEASE NOTE: organisations that already hold a grant from Children in Need can apply for further funding providing the current grant is coming to an end within the next 12 months.
Applicants will need to be able to provide convincing evidence of the difference(s) the grant has made to the lives of the disadvantaged children and young people the organisation has worked with.
Funding is not available for:  
o Work which statutory bodies (such as schools or local authorities) have a duty to fund;
o Local government or NHS bodies;
o Building project applications of more than £20,000;
o Projects which promote religion;
o Trips or projects abroad;
o Medical treatment or research;
o Pregnancy testing or advice, information or counselling on pregnancy choices;
o Awareness-raising work, except where it is targeted at those children or young people most at risk;
o Bursaries, sponsored places, fees or equivalent;
o Individuals;
o To be passed on to other organisations, for example, Parent Teacher Associations applying on behalf of schools;
o General appeals or endowment funds;
o Budget shortfalls or debt repayments;
o Projects where the grant expenditure is due to start before the grant award date (retrospective funding);
o Organisations which have applied in the last 12 months;
o Projects unable to start within 12 months of the grant award date;
o Unspecified expenditure; or
o Organisational overheads or running costs which the organisation would incur whether the project was running or not.
The application deadlines for 2017 have recently been announced and are: 
o 11.59pm on Thursday 1 June; and
o 11.59pm on Wednesday 13 September.
Applicants must refer to the A-Z Guidance document before making an application.
Application forms are available to complete online at the Children in Need website.
Contact details for Children in Need are:
BBC Children in Need
PO Box 649
M5 0LB
Tel: 0345 609 0015
(Source: GRIN)

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