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BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances. This Fund is administered by Family Fund Business Services.
This programme provides items for the most basic needs of vulnerable children and young people who may be:
Living in severe poverty and suffering deprivation as a result.
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, items will be provided directly rather than awarding a cash grant.
Applications must be made through an organisation that is supporting the family or young person and is capable of assessing their needs, and that can also administer the grant.
The support is for the following:
Children aged under 18 years who are experiencing a crisis or emergency.
UK or EU citizens who are normally resident in the UK.
Where the child or young person's family do not have access to support and have insufficient resources to meet their needs.
Where a child or young person's family are experiencing poverty or destitution or are in receipt of a means tested benefits.
Funding is available for critical household items as follows:
Furniture, kitchen equipment and small appliances.
Fridges and freezers.
Children's beds and bedding, including cots.
Applications may be submitted at any time.
Applications should be made online at the Family Fund Business Services website. Applications can also be made by post, in exceptional circumstances.
Family Fund Services - Emergency Essentials
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