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BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Grant

Published: Wednesday, 27th March 2019

This grant programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances. It provides grant items that meet children’s basic needs.

The grant is a referral only programme.  Practitioners can register as a referrer on the website and there is an online portal to manage applications.  One item per child can be granted every 6 months.  Items include:

  • Electric Cookers
  • Furniture
  • Kitchen equipment and small appliances
  • Children’s beds and bedding (including cots)
  • Washing machines and tumble dryers
  • Fridge, freezers and fridge – freezers
  • Clothes

 For large items delivery and installation is also covered and items come from the usual suppliers.

Applications must be completed by a registered referrer who is part of an organisation that is supporting the family or young person and capable of assessing their needs.  The referrer’s organisation should also be able to administer and supervise the grant.