BBC Children in Need: Inviting Charities & Organisations for Main Grants Programme

Deadline: 13 January 2019

BBC Children in Need is currently inviting charities and not-for-profit organizations for its Main Grants programme to fund the projects that will make a difference in children’s lives to 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.

Focus Areas

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

Grant Information

  • The Main Grants Program is for grants over £10,000 per year to support projects for up to three years.
  • There is no upper limit for Main Grants but they make very few grants over £120,000 (or £40,000 per year) and most grants are for much less.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.
  • Applicants currently having a Main Grant, as long as their funding is coming to an end within the next 12 months can apply for further Main Grant funding to keep running the same project, or on a different project, providing convincing evidence of the differences, grant has made to the lives of the disadvantaged children and young people they have worked with.
  • Applicants currently having a Small Grant can also apply for a Main Grant as long as it is for work with a different group of children and young people.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Main Grants Programme.

  • Dr. Christine Tettegah says:

    This is a great help to non-profit organizations.

    I am Dr Christine Tettegah. I have a non-profit organization called Mount Providence which is also helping children and young people experiencing disadvantages through various ways in Ghana. Can I also get some funding please.

    • Reena says:

      Hi Dr. Christine Tettegah,

      Unfortunately, Ghana is not eligible for this program. Please find some great opportunities for Ghana by visiting https://www2.fundsforngos.org/tag/Ghana/

      Good luck!

    • Jamilu says:

      Dr.Christine I’m jameel chairman CENTER FOR DISABILITY SUPPORT AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT from Nigeria. I would like to partner with your organisation as we share relevant NGO.
      I will appreciate your kind understanding toward my request.
      Thank you.

  • Dhieu matiop Joseph says:

    Golden youth for peace and development…based in Kiryandongo district dealing with Refugee children from south sudan.could we apply..
    Joseph MATIOP
    Coordinater..

  • Sserwanga Arajabu says:

    Am in Uganda can I also be given a chance to apply?.

  • Chantel Randolph says:

    Please read this heartbreaking story of my 13 year old twin daughters being held in their fathers custody against their wishes and the environment that they live in is so unacceptable that I am going to any length possible to provide evidence. He has been a known drug addict all of his adult life. We have been through so many years of painful failed court attempts. He has been able to avoid the law and fool authorities for many years because he has much experience manipulating people throughout his life. I have tried in the past to get authorities help and they say the girls are in no immediate danger. I’ve even been told of his drug use and was told just my word against his and this wasn’t really an issue because they are old enough to care for themselves. I have found an anonymous young lady who has agreed to pose as a homeless person to gain entrance to their home where the girls report many people come and go at all hours of the day and night. Their clothes, shoes, and other belongings are being stolen. They live in fear and discomfort all the time due to the traffic. They report no physical abuse. However one twin reports seeing something I’ve promised not to disclose at this time but is despicable. She told her dad and he thru the person out. When I asked if this person returned she said her dad gets angry and tells people to leave and then later allows then back. I will purchase video cameras with wifi access in eye glasses, phone chargers, and a cap she will use to capture the activities inside their residence. I can access the videos and pictures on my phone and these will be recorded for evidence. I will take the young lady to their home 5 hours away in Bell County and once she has gained approval by their father to access their home she will stay 3 days and 4 nights. I will arrive to pick up my daughters for Thankgiving Break. She will leave their house that morning claiming to go to family for the holidays. Once my girls get out of school that day I’ll pick them up and collect the young lady to return back to Ector County. When I arrive in Ector County and my girls are safely in my possesion then I will go to the authorities with the evidence. My daughters have asked their father for years to live with me. I have a stable life and home where they feel safe and loved. Their father refuses to allow them. I get visitation every holiday break and all summer. He receives child support and is payee for their checks from my disability which he uses to pay his mortgage and utilities. He doesn’t hold a job other than recycling construction wood in their home which even the yard is full of hazards. I’ve tried to report his yard as a concerned citizen. He always gets rid of authorities somehow. This project is going to ensure I have solid evidence that cannot be denied. I know he will allow this young lady to stay in their home and by law she can give her one party permission to be recorded. I will provide funders with video coverage and keep updated on our progress. Please consider this funding opportunity and refer me to anyone whom will help with funding as soon as possible.

    Thank you,

    Chantel

  • Sekabira Stephen says:

    I’m so happy to be in touch with you.

  • Gilbert says:

    Is DR Congo eligible for this call

  • janson says:

    hello i am from Pakistan. working with hungry,poor,and orphan children .

  • Rems Phiri Kale says:

    Is Malawi Eligible for this call?

  • SISTER pRISCILLA dLAMINI says:

    It is a pity that the grant is for children in UK only. I live in South Africa where new have millions of children living with distress and poverty due to HIV/AIDS and unemployment.

  • E. Festus G. Frazer Jr says:

    Great opportunity for NGO.

    I am E. Festus G. Frazer Jr, executive director of Youth Aid Initiatives -Liberia. I would like to partner with your institution to implement some of my projects.

  • TWESIGYE LEONARD says:

    Am called Twesigye Leonard from Uganda and an ED of non profit organization focused on helping vulnerable children in education, health and well-being.It is a community Based organization.please can I get funding also?

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