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Every child deserves a happy, safe childhood and a future full of opportunity

Your support can make a significant difference to the lives of children living in poverty

The Childhood Trust is a charity founded with a simple vision: to support vulnerable children living in poverty in London.

Poverty affects the health, education and life opportunities of considerable numbers of children. But poverty is about more than income; it is about a lack of stability and opportunity. It has long been recognised that education can help address this lack, providing one of the strongest routes out of poverty. Unfortunately, many children living in poverty are not able to make the most of their educational opportunities.

Support from local, grassroots and community organisations can strengthen and supplement the education experience, raising aspirations and narrowing the gap in attainment that plays such a crucial role in defining the quality of childhood.