BBC Children in Need undertaking research

As the Regional Officer for this area, Dimple Patel is interested to hear from local VCSE organisations that support children and young people aged 0-18.

To gain an understanding of how those organisations have been impacted by a year of Covid-19 restrictions.  The purpose of this research is to help inform BBC Children in Need’s insight into particular areas so that, as a funder, they can understand what is happening on the ground and enable them to better support areas with specific needs.

Leicester is of particular interest at the moment because of the prolonged restrictions that have been experienced by people living in Leicester City.

The funder would specifically like to know :

  • Whether that is a difference you have seen in the children you support,
  • Or your ability to deliver your services
  • Or perhaps new issues you are seeing emerge in specific areas of the city.

If you’d like to share your insight from your experience within the local VCSE sector, then Dimple can be contacted by email at

Details of the funding BBC children in need provide can be found here.

Details of BBC children in need’s privacy policy can be found here, explaining how your data will be used.