Radio 4 Appeal
This week's Radio 4 Appeal is with Poet John Hegley on behalf of Vision Care for Homeless People. Learn more and listen again here.
What is the Radio 4 Appeal?
The Radio 4 Appeal is a weekly 3 minute programme highlighting the work of a charity and appealing for donations to support its activities. The appeal aims to provide an opportunity for raising money and awareness to a variety of charities. The appeal is a fantastic way for a charity to engage with the BBC's audience.
There are 49 such appeals broadcast on Radio 4 each year, and in 2016/17 they raised over £898,827.
Charities meeting our criteria can apply for an appeal and the applications are assessed by a panel of external assessors and the Appeals Advisory Committee. Learn if your charity is eligible to apply here.
You can listen to the Radio 4 Appeal every Sunday at 07:55 and 21:25 and again on Thursday at 15:25.
How Radio 4 and BBC One Lifeline Appeal charities are using your donations
Sound Seekers and National Eye Research Centre talk about how to engage other charities to share their Radio 4 Appeal
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.
The charity Cord had a Radio 4 Appeal in July 2012. They reflect on the impact it had.