WE NOW ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM CHARITIES WITH INDEPENDENTLY
EXAMINED ACCOUNTS. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE CASHFLOW TEMPLATE
The BBC has two regular broadcast appeals – The Radio 4 Appeal and BBC One Lifeline Appeal. Every year 60 charities are selected to receive one of these appeals.
Charities must register to access an online application form, which will be assessed by an external assessor and the Appeals Advisory Committee. We have recently launched a new application form - read more here.
In this application round last year, 24 charities applied for 15 broadcast appeals.
Deadlines for submitting an application:
|Application Deadline||Transmission Dates|
|11.59 pm 10 Dec 2018||3 Nov 2019 - 26 Jan 2020|
|11.59 pm 18 Mar 2019||2 Feb 2020 - 26 Apr 2020|
|11.59 pm 20 May 2019||3 May 2020 - 26 Jul 2020|
|11.59 pm 9 Sept 2019||2 Aug 2020 - 25 Oct 2020|
|11.59 pm 9 Dec 2019||1 Nov 2020 - 31 Jan 2021|
You will be informed of whether you are successful approximately 3 months after the deadline date.
Plese note you must meet the criteria in order to be considered for an appeal.
Do you meet the criteria?
You are registered with the Charity Commission
3 years have passed since you had a BBC broadcast appeal
Your work has UK-wide or international scope and/or significance
You can provide two sets of audited or independently examined accounts
You have up to date management accounts within a 3 month period
You have waited 2 years since your last unsuccessful application
PLEASE READ STEP ONE AND STEP TWO CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING
How Radio 4 Appeal charities are using your donations
Thanks to all those who have worked on or donated to BBC Radio 4 and BBC One Lifeline Appeals in 2016/17
Sound Seekers and National Eye Research Centre talk about how to engage other charities to share their Radio 4 Appeal
Fundraising on BBC TV and radio has raised £138 million in 2015
Michael Palin has been a great supporter of these appeals and written and presented several himself.
CALM discuss the Lifeline Appeal they had in January 2015 and how they used social media to create a bigger campaign.
Caron Bradshaw talks about her role as a voluntary member of the BBC Appeals Advisory Committee
If you've landed on this page because you have recently heard or read about the BBC's broadcast appeals, then welcome.