The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances. The items are is delivered by Family Fund and our supplier partners.

The programme provides items that meet a child’s most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide a hot meal and other items or services critical to child’s wellbeing.

The programme is currently operating as normal, during the current Coronavirus pandemic. All applications must be made by a registered referrer. Click here to find out more about how to become a referrer for Emergency Essentials.

If you're a family looking for support, you'll need to ask a social worker, health professional or someone at a charity that you’re in touch with to make an application on your behalf. 

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Flood Support

The Emergency Essentials Programme is committed to supporting vulnerable low income families who have been affected by the recent severe floods.

If you haven’t already, please first follow this guidance

Please get in touch for further information. All enquiries must be made by a professional such as a support worker, social worker, teacher, GP or nurse.

For more information please contact [email protected] or visit