What We Do

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

What We Do

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. Click here to find out more about our grant programmes, to apply for a grant or to hear how children's lives have been changed for the better.

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 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 an activity in your local area, or there is plenty of fun stuff going on for you to take part in so there's something for everyone.

Where Your Money Goes

Every penny from the money you raise or donate will go towards helping disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK. We are able to make this promise because we use investment income and Gift Aid to cover all running costs, meaning that you can be sure your money makes a real difference.

Download our latest annual report and accounts here.

If you would like to see the CEO expenses, please click here.

Can I Work for BBC Children in Need?

We don't have any vacancies at the moment, but keep checking back and also make sure you follow us on Twitter @BBCCiN for the latest job news.

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Every penny makes a difference to children's lives right here in the UK. Thank you for your support

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