Children In Need – Main Grants

Between £10,000 and £120,000 over 3 years
Open all year round
Children & Young People Only


Children in Need’s Main Grants Programme provides grants between £10,000 and £120,000 over 3 years for organisations that are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage through:
  • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect;
  • Any kind of disability;
  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties; and
  • Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
Organisations must be pro-actively working to combat this disadvantage in order to make a real difference to children and young people's lives.

Application Information

Organisations that already hold a grant from Children in Need can apply for further funding providing the current grant is coming to an end within the next 12 months. Applicants will need to be able to provide convincing evidence of the differences the grant has made to the lives of the disadvantaged children and young people the organisation has worked with. Plan your project carefully and it is very important that you refer to the full online guidance provided, including but not limtied to:-
  • Planning Your Project
  • A to Z Guidance
  • FAQs
Consideration will be given to funding support costs incurred as a direct result of running the project. There is a two-stage online application process. Groups that are successful at the initial stage will be invited to complete a full application form. The next application deadline is midnight on Tuesday 16 January 2018.