BBC Children in Need’s We Move: Youth Social Action Fund

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Aims/priorities: As part of its Sharing Power (Youth Social Action) Programme, BBC Children in Need has announced a £1 million funding pot focused on reaching Black children and young people with social action opportunities. Youth social action describes the activities that children and young people do to make a positive difference, drive change in their communities, and in the world around them. The fund sits alongside the £3 million Youth Social Action Fund, for projects working with children and young people experiencing disadvantage, without a specific target group. To apply to the We Move: Youth Social Action Fund, groups must be working with children and young people, at least 50% of whom self-identify as Black. This encompasses Black African, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx descent, or Black with mixed heritage.

Full details of the new fund are expected in the coming months.

Who can apply: 

  • Charitable incorporated organisations.
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs) limited by guarantee.
  • Companies limited by guarantee with a clause in their governing document preventing distribution of profit.
  • Housing associations.
  • Industrial and provident community benefit societies.
  • Registered charities.
  • Religious institutions.
  • Special schools.
  • Unregistered organisations.

Black-led organisations are particularly encouraged to apply. This means:

  • The most senior leader identifies as Black.
  • At least 75% of the children and young people the organisation is working with identify as Black.
  • The ways the organisation runs reflects the community it works in.

Grant amount: There is a total funding pot of £1 million. It is expected that 50 to 70 grants will be made.

The following grants are available:

  • Up to £15,000 for unregistered organisations (£10,000 per year, or £15,000 over the 18 months).
  • Up to £50,000 over 18 months for registered bodies.

Application process: Organisations can register their interest on the BBC Children in Need website.

Deadline: Applicants must register their interest in the fund by 10 June 2022 before they may apply. Then, they will have until 20 June 2022 to complete the full application.

Contact information:  Visit funders website.

Website: Together we can change young lives - BBC Children in Need

over £25,000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Unconstituted Group
Funding Theme: 
Communities Experiencing Racial Inequalities
Children and Young People
Unpublish Date: 
Monday, 20 June, 2022