BBC Children in Need Funding Surgery
Thursday 19 September 2013
Ty AVOW, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham, LL11 1ND
AVOW is pleased to announce that a day of pre-booked appointments has been organised in collaboration with BBC Children in Need. The opportunity to access this very popular funding programme is open to voluntary and community groups that work with disadvantaged children and young people. Groups serving Wrexham will be able to apply for a 30 minute appointment with James Bird, a BBC Children in Need grants officer, to discuss the eligibility and potential of a project proposal. Groups that wish to apply must be available anytime between 10.00am and 5.00pm on 19/09/2013. There will be a maximum of ten appointments available on the day.
To apply for an appointment please forward an outline of your project proposal (no more than one side of A4), preferably by e-mail, to firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively it can be posted to the address above. Applications must be received by 12/09/2013.
BBC Children in Need supports stable, well-managed, and effective organisations that work with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and under living in the UK (groups that work with people of all ages may also apply as long as the project is focused on work with those aged 18 and under). Disadvantaged children and young people include those affected by:
- illness, distress, abuse, or neglect;
- any kind of disability;
- behavioural or psychological difficulties;
- living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
The application should focus on the children your project will work with and the differences that your project will make for them. You should be able to clearly demonstrate the link between the disadvantage and how your project will change the lives of the children involved for the better. Where possible it should take into account their views and involve them in decisions that affect them.
Like many funders BBC Children in Need has a list of work that it will not fund as follows:
- overseas projects or trips;
- medical treatment/research;
- unspecified expenditure;
- deficit funding or repayment of loans;
- retrospective funding (projects taking place before the grant award date);
- projects that cannot start within 12 months of an award date;
- distribution to another/other organisation(s);
- general appeals or endowment funds;
- relief of statutory responsibility;
- the promotion of religion;
- projects for pregnancy testing or advice, information or counseling on pregnancy choices;
- Individuals (unless an eligible organisation is applying on their behalf);
- building projects costing over £20,000;
- general awareness-raising work;
- bursaries, sponsored places, fees or equivalent.
Main Grants of over £10,000 can be awarded for up to three years at a time (with the exception of holidays/residentials which can only be funded for one year at a time). Small Grants of £10,000 and under are awarded for one year only.
Our funding is accessible all year round with Main Grant deadlines of 15 January, 15 May and 15 September and Small Grant deadlines of 01 February, 01 April, 01 June, 01 September and 01 December.
To help you check if you are eligible to apply for funding please read the following carefully:
- applicants must be a constituted not for profit group with a bank or building society account and at least two unrelated cheque signatories;
- applicants must have a written child protection policy;
- applicants must have adequate and appropriate insurance.
More information is available at: www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey