Funding to support children and young people aged 0-18 years impacted by disadvantage

Posted: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:24

Funding to support children and young people aged 0-18 years impacted by disadvantage

BBC Children's Need's Next Steps programme is designed to deliver support for children and young people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible organisations will be able to apply for between £5,000 and £80,000 for projects commencing in September 2020. These grants can last up to 18 months. It is designed for established organisations who are already delivering work in their communities and further afield.

Applicant organisation must be registered with the appropriate regulatory body, such as the Charity Commission or Companies House (unless your organisation currently holds a BBC Children in Need grant).

They will not be accepting applications from educational institutions (including schools), prisons, hospitals or other statutory bodies.

These grants are designed to fund sustained responses to the COVID-19 situation.

The fund will help organisations with more complex service adaption, including additional staffing requirements. It is designed to be as flexible as possible, covering a wide range of activities.

They will prioritise applications from organisations that:

  • Target children and young people disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Have mission statements, objects, or aims which focus on supporting and empowering a particular group or community experiencing disadvantage.
  • Respond confidently in a local area and are best placed to do so.
  • Can prove a track record of engaging disadvantaged children and young people over the last two years.

BBC Children in Need targets children and young people aged 0-18 years impacted by disadvantage including illness; distress; abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; or living in poverty or situations of for the most up to date information.

They are encouraging applications for:

  • Project delivery
  • Creative solutions to deliver much needed services
  • Organisational stability and support.

All applications will have to show how this funding will make a difference to children and young people's lives during this crisis.

The deadline for this programme is 1 July 2020. They expect the programme to be oversubscribed.

They expect to make all decisions within ten weeks of the application submission.

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