The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances.

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 child’s wellbeing.

All applications must be made by a registered referrer.

Who can they help?

  • Vulnerable children and young people up to the age of 18 who are experiencing a crisis or emergency.
  • UK or EU citizens who are normally resident in the UK.

(Discretion may be given where a child or young person, or their family, have an asylum application under assessment or in circumstances where residency criteria is not consistent across the family unit).

The programme can deliver or fund critical items such as:

  • Electric cookers;
  • Furniture;
  • Kitchen equipment and small appliances;
  • Children’s beds and bedding (including cots);
  • Washing machines and tumble dryers;
  • Fridges, freezers and fridge-freezers;
  • Baby equipment;
  • Clothing.

How to apply:

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 on our behalf.

Family Fund Business Services has to work within specific criteria whilst aiming to provide a flexible grant programme to assist those most in need. | Read more |

For more information, T:  01904 550011 or E: [email protected]


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