Top tips for applying for funding from BBC Children in Need
We were delighted to be joined by BBC Children in Need Regional Officer, Sophie Charles, for our Funder Tuesdays session on March 2, 2021.
This presentation was time-limited and we have now removed it from our website, but please see our notes and the links below.
The links she shared during the session are pasted below:
firstname.lastname@example.org 0303 081 7791
Operations Team PudseyGrants@bbc.co.uk 0345 609 0015
Sophie shared lots of helpful tips on what BBC Children in Need look for in an application.
- Keep it simple
- Tell us how you are making a positive difference
- Make really clear the links between the disadvantage or challenge faced by the children you want to support, with the activity or service you wish to run and the positive outcomes involved
- Keep your three outcomes single, simple and straightforward i.e. outcome one – children will have more fun
- Make sure your outcomes are appropriate and realistic to the money you are applying for
- Involve children in planning and delivery of your activity or service
- Work around school hours
- Safeguarding is key (NSPCC have good resources on their website)
- Organisations should check the minimum standards checklist on the BBC Children in Need website before they start their application.
Please note: the information in this presentation was for a Kent audience in March 2021 and Sophie emphasised information changes all the time, so it’s essential to keep an eye on the BBC Children in Need website.