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BBC CHARITY APPEALS

Applications are open for the next round of BBC Charity Appeals. Find out how you can apply.

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What are the BBC Charity Appeals?

The BBC has two regular broadcast appeals – the Radio 4 Appeal and BBC One Lifeline Appeal. Every year 60 charities are selected to receive one of these appeals.

Radio 4 Appeal

The Radio 4 Appeal is a weekly 3 minute programme highlighting the work of a charity and appealing for donations to support its activities. The appeal aims to provide an opportunity for raising money and awareness to a variety of charities. The appeal is a fantastic way for a charity to engage with the BBC's audience.

There are 49 such appeals broadcast on Radio 4 each year, and in 2016/17 they raised over £898,827.

BBC One Lifeline Appeal

Lifeline is a monthly 10 minute programme broadcast on BBC One highlighting the work of a charity and appealing for donations to support its activities. The appeal aims to provide an opportunity for raising money and awareness to a variety of charities. The appeal is a fantastic way for a charity to engage with the BBC's audience.

There are 11 Lifeline Appeals each year and in 2016/17 they raised over £284,480.

Applications are open

Applications for the appeals are now open. You can find out how to apply on the BBC Charity Appeals website.

Deadlines for submitting an application

Application Deadline                         Transmission Dates 
midnight 10 Sept 2018                        4 Aug 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
midnight 10 Dec 2018                        3 Nov 2019 - 26 Jan 2020
midnight 18 Mar 2019                        2 Feb 2020 - 26 Apr 2020 
midnight 20 May 2019                        3 May 2020 - 26 Jul 2020
midnight  9 Sept 2019                        2 Aug 2020 - 25 Oct 2020

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