These grants are designed to fund sustained responses to the COVID-19 situation. These projects can last up to 18 months and begin in September 2020.
The fund will help organisations with more complex service adaption, including additional staffing requirements. It is designed to be as flexible as possible, covering a wide range of activities.
The Next Steps programme will be for not-for-profit organisations within the UK who meet our Minimum Standards for Grantmaking. Your organisation must be registered with the appropriate regulatory body, such as your nation’s Charity Commission or Companies House (unless your organisation currently holds a BBC Children in Need grant).
We will not be accepting applications from educational institutions (including schools), prisons, hospitals or other statutory bodies.
All applications must be submitted online via our Online Portal. Once you have logged in, you will be able to complete and submit your application for the COVID-19 Next Steps grants programme.
Before applying, we strongly recommend you read our COVID-19 Next Steps Grant Application Form Guidance
The deadline for this programme is 1 July 2020. We expect that this fund will be over-subscribed and only a proportion of applications will be successful. We also know that you need funding quickly.
We will assess applications in the order we receive them and track demand closely. We may need to take steps to help us manage the number of applications we receive and will keep you updated on this.