Family Fund – BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme
About this fund
BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances, and is delivered by Family Fund Business Services. The programme provides items that meet a child’s most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide a hot meal and other items or services critical to a child’s wellbeing.
Applications are only considered on behalf of children and young people from birth up to their 18th birthday. Applications can also be made on behalf of young people aged 16-17 who are living independently.
The programme accepts applications on behalf of children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances or who are also in crisis; are living in severe poverty and suffering deprivation as a result, and who are affected by additional social issues such as domestic abuse, substance misuse, estrangement, disability or serious illness, mental health or behavioural difficulties, abuse or neglect.
Where possible, the funder will provide items directly rather than awarding a cash grant as this will ensure the applicant receives their award quickly and safely.
For full details and to apply, visit familyfundservices.co.uk/emergency-essentials.
Please read the Referrers Guidelines as this fund has very specific criteria to follow.
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