BBC Children in Need

Upcoming funding programmes

BBC Children in Need is intending to run some additional, thematic programmes in 2021, starting with a Youth Social Action Fund which we will launch in early 2021.

 

Programme  Programme Area  Programme Deadline* Decisions Communicated Location
Small & Main Grants Programme (November 2020) Broad-based funding (3 years) 21st December 2020 April 2021 UK wide
Small & Main Grants Programme (April 2021) Broad-based funding (3 years) March 2021 (TBC) July 2021 UK wide

For information about our grants for individuals, please see our Emergency Essentials programme.  

Grants – BBC Children in Need

 

The North Highland Initiative’s Community Support Fund

The North Highland Initiative’s Community Support Fund is still open. the programme has been set up to provide grants of up to £1,000 for small initiatives in the education, conservation, and community service and support sectors in Caithness, Sutherland and Ross & Cromarty. Given the current crisis, and for the forseeable future, applicants for the Community Support Programme must be able to demonstrate that their project has been established as a direct result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Priority will be given to those initiatives where Government support packages are unable to help, and those ineligible for emergency grants. The maximum grant is £1,000. To find out more go to http://www.northhighlandinitiative.co.uk/community-support-covid19

Robertson Trust

Robertson Trust is now open for applications. The funds available are:

Wee Grants

For constituted community groups and charities with an annual income of less than £25,000

  • Funding of up to £2,000 for one year only
  • Could cover revenue* or capital costs to support your work.

Small Grants

  • Revenue funding* of between £2,000 and £15,000 for up to five years
  • Unrestricted or restricted* funding
  • Can include the costs of equipment to support your work.

Large Grants

For registered charities with an annual income of between £100,000 and £2 million

  • Revenue funding* of between £15,000 and £50,000 for up to five years
  • Unrestricted or restricted funding*
  • Can include the costs of equipment to support your work.

Community Vehicle Grants

Annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million, Funding of up to £10,000 for a vehicle to support your work.

Community Building Grants

  • For registered charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million
  • Capital funding of up to £75,000 towards ‘community hubs’.

*Definitions:
Revenue funding is used to cover the costs of providing day-to-day services. We can provide revenue funding in two ways:
Unrestricted: can be spent on annual running costs of your organisation, such as salaries, heating, lighting, services, consumables and small items of equipment.
Restricted funding: can only be used for a specific project, activity or designated purpose, as applied for or designated by us.For full guidance go to https://www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/funding/our-funds/

 

Response, Recovery Fund

Whilst the first phase of funding focussed on meeting communities most immediate needs, the fund is now focussing on Recovery. As some lockdown restrictions are lifted, this phase of funding will support organisations to continue their operations in the ‘new normal’, and to re-establish or re-design their activities to comply with new regulations. We will continue to provide emergency support for those who need it most.

The focus of Recovery funding is to provide:

  • Support for the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure their health and wellbeing is maintained
  • Support to groups and activities supporting vulnerable people self-isolating (for example the elderly or those people with pre-existing medical conditions)
  • Support for foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic including child hunger
  • Support to aid community response coordination
  • Support for volunteer costs for new and existing organisations
  • Additional costs to support a move to remote working and adapting services delivered in the wider community
  • Additional financial support as required for organisations providing emotional support, mental health and wellbeing and bereavement support
  • Grants from £1,000 to £5,000 are available.
  • https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/programmes/community-response,-recovery-resilience-fund/