What is the 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 2018/19 they raised £1,219,278.
Charities meeting our criteria can apply for an appeal and the applications are assessed by a panel of external assessors and the Appeals Advisory Committee. Learn if your charity is eligible to apply here.
You can listen to the Radio 4 Appeal every Sunday at 07:55 and 21:25 and again on Thursday at 15:25.
The BBC broadcasts 60 appeals for individual charities each year
Find out if your charity can apply for a BBC Radio 4 or BBC One Lifeline Appeal.
If you have seen or heard an appeal on the BBC and want to donate to it.
The impact of your donations
Read how the Radio 4 Appeal or BBC One Lifeline Appeal charities have used donations from BBC audiences
Charity Appeals on the BBC
Read about our governance and how the BBC selects charities for broadcast appeals