BBC Children in Need have announced September deadlines for their grant programmes for groups supporting disadvantaged children and young people:
Small Grants Programme
Not for profit organisations such as such schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 through the BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme. The grants are available for projects that help children and young people experiencing illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties’ and / or living in situations of deprivation. Projects supported in the past include an organisation which received a grant of £9,996 to run holiday playschemes with trips and activities for young people living in low income areas.
Main Grant Programme
This is for grants over £10,000. Examples of projects that recently received funding include a school and community group which received a grant of £61,480 to provide an after school and holiday clubs to engage disadvantaged young people in physical and healthy living activity.
Details and how to apply are at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1N4ddmFHns8VPKjyp3PMYwn/apply-for-a-grant and other funding opportunities can be found at www.reading.gov.uk/fundraising