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Fund title: Children in Need

Focus of fund/fund aims:

For projects which support disadvantaged children and young people. There are changes to application processes including a new Organisation Registration Form which needs to be submitted before applying to the Main Grants programme.

Application deadline:


Fund description:

Children in Need grants are for not-for-profit organisations which work with disadvantaged children and young people in the UK who are aged 18 years and under.

Grants are available for projects which make a difference in the lives of children and young people who are experiencing disadvantage through:

  • illness, distress, abuse or neglect
  • any kind of disability
  • behavioural or psychological difficulties
  • living in poverty or situations of deprivation

There are two grants programmes:

  • Small Grants – up to and including £10,000 a year to support projects for up to three years (a total of £30,000)
  • Main Grants – over £10,000 per year to support projects for up to three years

Funding is only available for direct project costs.

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