Radio 4 and Lifeline: closing date - midnight on 3 June 2013
BBC Wales National Appeals
BBC Northern Ireland National Appeals
BBC Scotland National Appeals
England: Appeals on BBC Local Radio
The BBC's UK-wide broadcast appeals are made weekly on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday mornings and evenings and monthly on BBC One on Lifeline.
The Radio 4 appeal is repeated on Thursday afternoons and there is usually a repeat of Lifeline during the following week.
Important information for charities considering applying for an appeal (Microsoft Word doc 52kb)
An overview of the questions and relevant guidance for the submission of an application (Microsoft Word doc 102kb)
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Please contact us if have you any queries:
Tel. 020 8752 7044
The Blue Peter appeal for 2012 will be raising money for Children in Need. The on-air activities will be launching in October 2012 - please check out the Blue Peter website to take part or for more information.
In addition to the UK-wide broadcast appeals, there are periodical national appeals in Wales and Northern Ireland. Applications from charities whose work is focused on these nations are considered at regular intervals by the respective National Appeals Advisory Committees.
BBC Cymru Wales works in collaboration with Children in Need in Wales to allocate radio broadcast opportunities to local charities and groups with whom they are working. The BBC Cymru Wales Charities Advisory Forum (WCAF) provides advice on policy and charity broadcasts. It also advises on BBC-wide fundraising projects as they affect Wales. If charities have a story they think would make an interesting item or feature on any programmes broadcast by BBC Cymru Wales they should get in touch with BBC Cymru Wales Audience Services team on 03703 500 700 or email email@example.com
Broadcast Appeals provide an opportunity for local charities to describe their work and to make an appeal for volunteers or funds. These short programmes are broadcast throughout the year on BBC Northern Ireland television and radio. All Broadcast Appeals are produced with technical and editorial support from the BBC. They reach a large and diverse audience and contribute to wider community awareness of issues and developments within the charitable sector. For more information contact:
The Appeals Office
6th Floor BH
BBC Broadcasting House
Belfast BT2 8HQ
Tel: 028 9033 8210
BBC Scotland discontinued regular appeals in 2000 due to lack of demand. This followed consultations with the voluntary sector in Scotland. However, should there be a request, the Scotland Appeals Advisory Committee would consider it and make a recommendation to broadcasting colleagues. For further information, write to:
National Co-ordinator, BBC Children in Need
Telephone: 0141 332 6330
BBC Local Radio stations broadcast information about charities and also appeals. Local charities working in a single area should contact the Managing Editor of their BBC Local Radio station. A list of BBC Local Radio stations can be found here.
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