BBC Children in Need fundraising total falls by £2m

12 Jul 2019 News

The BBC Children in Need appeal raised £58m last year, down £2m from the £60m totals in 2017 and in 2016.

The on-the-night appeal in 2018 brought in a record £50.6m, up from 2017’s £50.1m, but raised only £7m in donations and fundraising income in the following months.

The figures are still subject to final auditing.

Simon Antrobus, chief executive of BBC Children in Need said: “This is a tremendous result and will allow us to continue our vital work to help make a difference to disadvantaged children and young people across the UK."

£70m in grants in 2018

The charity has raised over £1bn since the appeal was first broadcast in November 1980 and awarded £70.3m in grants last year to projects with disadvantaged young people.

Charities that received funding included Edinburgh-based Rock Trust, Community Circus School Belfast and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Manchester.

Antrobus said: “As a charity we exist to support organisations in communities across the UK which empower children and extend their life choices, and this phenomenal total will go a long way in helping us make a lasting impact.”

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