Grants of up to £80,000 are available to help not-for-profit organisations with more complex service adaption in their work with disadvantaged children and young people in the UK who are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
BBC Children in Need is providing the COVID-19 Next Step Grant Programme as a separate programme to its Large Grants and Small Grants programme.
This new programme aims to fund sustained responses to the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation.
The funding will help organisations with more complex service adaption, including additional staffing requirements. It is designed to be as flexible as possible, covering a wide range of activities. Projects can last up to 18 months and begin in September 2020.
A second Next Steps programme is expected to open in October 2020