BBC Children in Need small grants, deadline 27 May 2019 (11.59pm)

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The Children in Need small grants programme funds projects working with 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 deprivation

unded projects help children 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.

Charities and not-for-profit organisations can apply for up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years.


Start by reading the funder's aims.

Guidance notes and the application form have changed so please read carefully before applying, even if you've had a grant in the past from this funder.

To help you apply, the funder has published a guide to project planning and has explained common reasons why projects are not funded.

Small grant deadlines in 2019

  • 27 May 2019 (11.59pm)
  • 2 September 2019 (11.59pm)
  • 2 December 2019 (11.59pm)


Answers to frequently asked questions are available or telephone 0345 6090015 or email The helpdesk is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

More funds from Children in Need

The funder is unlikely to award small grants for top up funding for salaries or larger projects - please take a look at the main grants programme instead. The next main grants application deadline is 28 May 2019 (11.59pm).

Round two of the Curiosity fund is open for applications, deadline 12 April 2019 (11.59pm).


Published: 26/03/2019
Audience: Governors, Head teachers, Business Managers, Fund Raisers
Contact: Lee AnneSagar

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