BBC Children in Need will host a outreach session in The Playhouse to encourage new applications and to explain how their grant strategy works out in practice.
BBC Children in Need's vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. Children in Need seek to realise this vision by supporting, promoting and publicising work that addresses the challenges that children and young people face and work that builds their skills and resilience.
Northern Ireland Outreach Programme
Right now BBC Children in Need is funding 236 projects in towns and villages all over Northern Ireland with grants totalling over £6m. These are projects working with children and young people who need a bit of support in order to get the best out of life. They may be sick or living in poverty, they may have been abused or neglected or have a disability or be dealing with other challenges that the groups we fund can help them to overcome.
This year because of the generosity of everyone who donates to the charity, over £3m will be spent on projects working with disadvantaged children and young people here in Northern Ireland. BBC Children in Need want to ensure that everyone who is involved in this work, no matter how small your project, knows about the opportunity to secure some funding to support positive outcomes for children and young people in your area.
Children in Need is therefore hosting a series of outreach sessions across Northern Ireland to encourage new applications and to explain how our grant strategy works out in practice.
For grants of less than £10,000 they are basically open all year round with five decision dates and a turnaround period of two months. For grants of more than £10,000 there are three closing dates in the year and it is now a two-stage process, taking five months to complete. All funding is focused on the outcomes you hope to achieve through your project.
Children in Need would like to explain their approach in more detail, both generally about the charity and aims, and to give you a chance to talk specifically about your project to one of BBC Children in Need's staff. BBC Children in Need will have people on hand to demonstrate and support you to go through the online application process, hands on, to explain and simplify what's needed to make an application.
Below is a list of dates and venues when BBC Children in Need will be available to meet with you and to share our priorities and requirements. Please get in touch at the contact number below to arrange an individual consultation or just come along to the event to hear a bit more about what BBC Children in Need do. It'd be great if BBC Children in Need can know in advance if you will be there.
Derry/Londonderry: 10 April 2014 (10.00am - 1.00pm) The Playhouse, Artillery Street
Mid Ulster: 11 April 2014 (10.00am - 1.00pm) Rural Community Network, Cookstown
Belfast: 29 April 2014 (10.00am - 1.00pm) BBC Blackstaff, Great Victoria Street
Newry: 30 April 2014 (10.00am - 1.00pm) Ballybot House
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