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Small Grants Programme

About the Small Grants Programme

Our Small Grants provide a personal and fast response to families living in crisis, when there is no one else that can help. By paying for basic items such as a cooker, fridge or bed, our grants offer relief from a critical situation. We are proud to also distribute grants through the BBC Children In Need Emergency Essentials Programme.

We work with thousands of voluntary sector and local authority partners across the UK, which enables us to provide far-reaching support for those most in need. These agencies make applications for children and young people experiencing a wide range of issues such as illness, disabilities, behavioural and psychological problems. Other social issues surrounding their family life may include abuse, neglect, domestic violence, homelessness, drug and alcohol dependency and living in severe poverty.

Case Study
The Harper Family

Joanne lives on her own with her two children following the tragic death of her partner, Alex, 2 years ago.  They have all been struggling emotionally since; Joanne has been going to parenting classes to cope with the children’s behaviour, which has been challenging since their bereavement, and also getting some one-to-one support for herself.  

Rosie, the youngest, has gone through a long period of bed wetting and so Joanne needed to buy a new bed for her as the mattress was badly damaged, but with only one income her debts have increased, and she has been unable to afford it.  The state of Rosie's bed meant that the children have been sharing, so the new bed that Buttle UK delivered to them has made a big difference to all of them.

Making an Application

It is important you read the two documents below before submitting an application. They will ensure that your client, and the support they require, meet our criteria. 

Criteria and Guidlines

Make an Application