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BBC Children in Need

If your charity works with disadvantaged children and young people, Children in Need could be the funder for you. The charity has identified seven 'building blocks' that it sees as essential for young people to achieve their potential:

  • Being physically safe
  • Being physically well
  • Being emotionally well
  • Having strong self-belief
  • Having positive relationships
  • Having essential skills
  • Being positively empowered

Projects should help children and young people to move past disadvantage, and in turn, strengthen these 'building blocks' in their lives. Children in Need provides two levels of grants:

  • Small Grants - grants of up to £10,000 per year, for up to 3 years
  • Main Grants - grants of over £10,000 per year, for up to 3 years

There is no formal upper limit on the size of Main Grants, but the charity advise that it is unusual for them to fund more than £40,000 per year - and most grants are for much less.

The next deadline for applications for both the Main Grants and Small Grants is midnight on 1st June.

Applications should be made via the online forms on the Children in Need website

All work formerly undertaken by Voluntary Action Oldham is now part of

ACTION TOGETHER CIO, Registered charity number 1165512,

Principal office 95-97 Penny Meadow,

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6EP.

Oldham Office: 12 Manchester Chambers,

West Street, Oldham, OL1 1LF.

Tel: 0161 339 2345.


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