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  • Children in Need - Small Grants programme

    Created: 30/11/2020

    Children in Need's Main and Small Grants programmes are for not-for-profit organisations applying for grants of up to three years. Both programmes will fund organisations who work with children and young people aged 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through:

    • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect.
    • Any kind of disability.
    • Behavioural or psychological difficulties.
    • Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

    Funded organisations should make differences in children’s lives that help prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they face. This can be achieved by either working directly with children or seeking to improve their social and physical environments.

    Key information on Small Grants programme:

    • Grants may be up to 3 years in length
    • Organisations can apply for up to (and including) £10,000 per year.
    • We are unable to fund work supporting young people who have experienced Child Sexual Exploitation through our Small Grants Programme. If you are looking to apply for this type of work, please see our Main Grants.
    • Organisations may only apply for a Main Grants or a Small grant in this round, not both.

    For more information on this fund, please read the application guidance document. To apply for the fund, visit Children in Need's website

    The deadline for this programme is 11.30 on 21 December 2020.

    *Children in Need's Scotland team is running a webinar to provide key information, timelines, and details of the next steps in the funding process as well as answer any questions organisations may have at this stage. The session will take place via Zoom at 10:00 on Friday 04 December 2020. lf anyone would like to attend, please ask them to confirm by e-mail to [email protected] as soon as possible. 

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