BBC Children in Need

Aims/priorities: Funding is available to 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.
  • Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

Applications have to show how this funding will make a difference to children and young people’s lives during this crisis.

Applications are encouraged for:

Allen Lane Foundation

Aims/priorities: Funding available for projects working with the following beneficiary groups –

  • Asylum seekers and refugees (but not groups working with a single nationality)
  • Gypsies and Travellers
  • Migrant communities
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • Older people
  • People experiencing mental health problems
  • People experiencing violence or abuse

The Foundation is an adult-focussed funder, not for specific work with children or young people.

The aim of the programme is to:

Cash For Kids - Merseyside, North West, and North Wales Radio City

Aims/priorities: Funding is aimed at local charities with projects that benefit disadvantaged children who are under the age of 18 years living in the Merseyside, North West and North Wales area (or whose parents live in the area). Cash for Kids exists for the sole purpose of helping children up to and including the age of 18 years. Consideration will be given to projects aiming to help children from the following categories:

Football Foundation - Return to Football Fund

Aims/priorities: Grants are available to enable grassroots football clubs and organisations in England to restart or deliver new activities after the period of COVID-19 restrictions. The Fund seeks to support Disability Leagues, FA Women's National League Clubs (Tiers 3-4 of the Women's Football Pyramid), Professional Club Community Trusts, Charter Standard Clubs and community organisations who deliver football activity to restart or create new activity following the period of COVID-19 restrictions. Funding is intended to be used for the following projects and activities:

Football Foundation - Small Grants

Aims/priorities: Grants are available for purchasing equipment and items to enable grassroots football organisations in England to restart activities after the period of COVID-19 restrictions. The charity's aim is 'to transform lives and strengthen communities through the power of football'. The funding is intended for smaller capital projects and the maintenance/improvement of facilities. The following can be funded:

Toy Trust

Aims/priorities: The Toy Trust grant scheme is provided and administered by the British Toy and Hobby Association. It is available to registered charities working with children in the UK and throughout the world.

The funding is intended to help disadvantaged children under the age of 13 years and their families to:

Arnold Clark Community Fund

Aims/priorities: Grants are available for UK registered charities and local community groups who need financial assistance due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The grants are awarded by a monthly draw. At the end of each month, 500 applications will be granted. Applications that are unsuccessful one month will be kept in the draw for the following month.

Julia and Hans Rausing Trust - Youth Centre Recovery Fund

Aims/priorities: The Youth Centre Recovery Fund is provided and administered by Julia and Hans Rausing Trust. The fund has been established to ensure the sustainability of local youth centres in England that have struggled due to COVID-19, allowing them to remain financially viable and able to re-open or continue to deliver work over spring and summer 2021. Applications will be assessed against the following criteria: