Charity Appeals

Charity Appeals

Apply for a grant

Applying for a grant from a BBC Charity/Charity Partner.

BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need accepts grant applications for good quality, carefully planned projects which make a positive different to children's lives. Guidelines for BBC Children in Need applications, terms and conditions for grant awards and application forms can be found here.

Comic Relief (Sport Relief and Red Nose Day)

Money raised through Red Nose Day and Sport Relief is distributed by Comic Relief as grants to organisations working to address poverty and inequality in the UK and Africa. Details of the application process for Comic Relief (Sport Relief and Red Nose Day) grants and the criteria for applications can be found here.

BBC Performing Arts Fund

BBC Performing Arts Fund (formerly Fame Academy Bursary Trust) awards grants to individuals to help them pursue careers in the performing arts. Find out more about applying for a BBC Performing Arts Fund grant.

BBC Wildlife Fund

No further applications for grants from the BBC Wildlife Fund are available.

The Grace Wyndham Goldie (BBC) Trust Fund

The Grace Wyndham Goldie (BBC) Trust Fund was created in memory of Grace Wyndham Goldie. It provides assistance for people currently or previously in broadcasting, their children and dependants. Find out more about the The Grace Wyndham Goldie (BBC) Trust Fund.

St Martin-in-the-Fields

Money raised from the BBC Radio 4 St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal is divided equally between The Connection at St Martin’s, which provides vital services to thousands of homeless people every year, and the Vicar’s Relief Fund which makes thousands of crisis grants to people in need across the UK.  Find out more about the Christmas Appeal.


Maureen Lipman signing with beneficiary Richard Giddings for Sense; a BBC Lifeline Appeal
Maureen Lipman signing with beneficiary Richard Giddings for Sense; a BBC Lifeline Appeal
Hermione Norris in Malawi
Hermione Norris in Malawi for Everychild; a BBC Lifeline Appeal
Joss Ackland recording the Radio 4 Appeal
Joss Ackland recording the Radio 4 Appeal for Motor Neurone Disease Association
Beneficiaries from the charity African Initiatives
Beneficiaries from the charity African Initiatives; a BBC Radio 4 Appeal
Samantha Renke appealing on behalf of Brittle Bone Society
Samantha Renke appealing on behalf of Brittle Bone Society for Radio 4
Sir Patrick Stewart with Sharon De Souza for Refuge
Sir Patrick Stewart with Sharon De Souza for Refuge; a BBC Lifeline Appeal
Flory Kazingufu, a Congolese peacebuilder for Peace Direct with volunteers
Flory Kazingufu, a Congolese peacebuilder for Peace Direct with volunteers; a BBC Radio 4 Appeal
"The BBC is committed to informing its audiences about a wide range of charities so that they can increase awareness about the work they do and raise much needed funds so that they can continue helping those who are in need."
Mark Thompson, Ex-Director-General, BBC

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