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BBC Children in Need Youth Social Action Fund

BBC Children in Need, in partnership with the #iwill Fund and The Hunter Foundation, are delivering a £3 million fund to support organisations to embed youth social action across the UK.

This funding will support organisations to bring social action and youth empowerment opportunities to children and young people aged under 18, to help prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they face. Applications are especially welcome from organisations working with or planning to work with children (e.g. 15 and under). Registered organisations (either with the Charity Commission or Companies House) can apply for up to £50,000. Unregistered organisations can apply for up to £15,000.

The fund especially wants to reach:

  • organisations who focus on addressing issues of disadvantage affecting children and young people
  • children and young people who have some experience of social action and want to develop their skills and experience to do more.
  • children and young people who have no experience of social action work at all but want to find out what it is all about.

How to apply

To apply to this fund, you must sign up to a one hour information session before 5pm on Friday 8 April 2022. These take place between 5 April and 11 April 2022.

If you cannot make a session, you can receive a link to a recorded session. Application forms will only be available to organisations who have attended an information session or have received a recorded session. The deadline for applications is then Monday 23 May 2022 at 11.30am.

Sign up for an information session here. You must sign in to the site or create a 'New Applicant' account.

Full details about this fund and how to apply are on the BBC Children in Need website. If you need support, please contact 0345 609 0015 or email pudseygrants@bbc.co.uk.

Grants will be awarded in August 2022 and delivery must be completed by the middle of March 2024.


We Move Youth Social Action Fund

Please note that there will be a further fund, the We Move Youth Social Action Fund, which will make £1million available this year to support youth social action projects led by Black children and young people. This Fund has not yet opened.

If you are working with Black children and young people and want to provide them with opportunities to engage in social action, you can sign up here to register your interest in this programme. You are particularly encouraged to register your interest if you are a Black-led organisation.


Funding and Fundraising
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, 22 March, 2022

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