Who we are

BBC Children in Need is the BBC's UK corporate charity. Thanks to the support of the public, we're able to make a real difference to the lives of children all across the UK. How do we do this? Read all about our vision and how we operate below.

 Our Vision

Our vision is that every child in the UK has a childhood which is:

  • Safe
  • Happy and Secure
  • Allows them the chance to reach their potential

What We Do

We provide grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. We are local to people in all corners of the UK and support small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices. Our grant programmes are open all year round for applications. We give our small grants awards five times a year and main grants three times a year.

Our Calendar

The BBC Children in Need Appeal Night takes place every year in November. The Appeal show is a whole evening of entertainment on BBC One with celebrities singing, dancing, and doing all sorts of crazy things to help raise money.

There are also plenty of one-off specials of your favourite programmes, which in the past have included Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, The One Show, EastEnders and much more!

Before we get to the BBC Children in Need Appeal night, there is plenty going on around the UK. You can get lots of tips and ideas on how to get involved, including how to organise a baking sale in your local area to dressing up as a superhero to impress your colleagues, there is plenty of fun stuff going on for everyone take part in and raise money for BBC Children in Need. Just click HERE

Our Details

BBC Children in Need Limited

Bridge House, Media City UK, Salford, M50 2BH


Company Number 04723022

Registered charity under number 802052 in England and Wales and SC039557 in Scotland

VAT Number 945799161