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Please see details below of the BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials programme:-

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials programme fund aims to provide grant items that meet children and young peoples’ most basic needs or are critical to their wellbeing.  It supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances.

Becoming a referrer & supporting the families you work with: You can find more information and register as a referrer on their website: www.familyfundservices.co.uk/emergency-essentials/

You can find out more information about eligibility criteria and what being a referrer for the grant means in these guidelines:
https://www.familyfundservices.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CiN_FFBS_Guidance_for_Referrers_V4Apr19.pdf

When writing your applications ensure that you put as much detail about the beneficiary’s financial situation and the crisis which they are going through.  Focus on the impact of the crisis and vulnerability on the child.  Explain the impact the item will have on the child and what the impact would be if they didn’t receive the grant.

If you would like any advice on how to apply or if you would like to check whether a child is eligible please call 01904 55 00 11 or email:emergencyessentials@familyfundservices.co.uk

If you work with disabled children, it’s also worth you knowing about their sister charity: http://www.familyfund.org.uk

You can apply for one grant per child. BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials programme can deliver or fund critical items such as:

  • Cookers
  • Essential household items
  • Furniture and kitchen equipment
  • Children’s beds and bedding
  • Washing machines
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Baby equipment
  • Clothing in exceptional or emergency situations
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