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BBC Children in Need Emergency Fund

Grants to support children in  exceptionally difficult circumstances

If you are involved with an organisation that works with children, you may like to know about the support for  available through the BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials grant programme.

The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme is delivered by Family Fund Business Services (FFBS). It aims to provide 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.

We can deliver or fund critical items such as:

  •       Gas or electric 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

 For more information contact Laura Cope

Becoming a referrer & supporting the families you work with:
The grant is a referrer only programme and we want to work with as many organisations as possible in order to reach the families who are eligible for the grant.
You can find more information & register as a referrer on our website: https://www.familyfundservices.co.uk/emergency-essentials/
All applications are done through the referrer’s online portal. All staff need to register individually as separate referrers so that they can access their portal & track their applications.

You can find out more information about our eligibility criteria & what being a referrer for the grant means in these guidelines:


Laura Cope | Partnership Manager (BBC Children In Need) | Tel:  | Mob: 07741 628036 | Laura.Cope@familyfundservices.co.uk