BBC Children in Need
We are the BBC’s charity and our mission is to help ensure every child in the UK is safe, happy, secure and has the opportunities they need to reach their potential.
We raise money both throughout the year and in our annual November appeal which is put to work where it’s needed most. We fund local charities and projects who help remove the barriers that are facing children and young people, so that they can thrive.
We work closely with a whole range of organisations so we can understand where the need is greatest, ensuring the money you raise goes to supporting the young people that need us most.
We fund over 3,900 local charities and projects which directly support children and young people in communities right across the UK.
We support children and young affected by a whole range of disadvantages such as poverty, disability, illness, distress or trauma. We also work with a range of partners to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the UK’s children and young people today, including: mental health and wellbeing, violence impacting young people, child sexual exploitation, holiday hunger; access to employment, and social injustice.