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Our Vision

 

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

Our work is focused on alleviating the impact of child poverty in London. London children are much more likely to live in poor households than children in the rest of England - 37% versus 26% and are less likely to be able to afford everyday items than those elsewhere in the country. 55% of poor children in London are materially deprived compared to 44% in the rest of England. 60% of London children in low income families do not have a week's holiday away from home. (londonspovertyprofile.org, 2017)  

Child poverty is about more than income; for many children poverty can mean uncertainty, stress, hunger, loneliness, boredom, poor health and a lack of opportunities.

Practical and emotional support from local grassroots organisations promotes resilience, helping children to cope with their circumstances and strengthening their capacity to learn. Education provides one of the strongest routes out of poverty and the services we support offer vulnerable children stability, companionship and trust helping to raise aspirations, creating hope and narrowing the gap in educational attainment and life chances. 

Who we are

We support projects across London that provide disadvantaged children with practical and emotional support where it is needed the most. We also support projects that inspire children through participation in arts, extra-curricular education and sports activities. 

Our Projects

Every child deserves a happy, safe childhood
and a future full of opportunity.
Help us alleviate the impact of child poverty in London
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Our Summer Give 2017 launches!
Our Summer Give 2017 launches!

Our annual match giving campaign, the Summer Give has now launched and London-based charities supporting disadvantaged children can now register...

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The Christmas Challenge 2016 raises £1.4m
The Christmas Challenge 2016 raises £1.4m

   Thank you so much to everyone who donated, shared and got involved. A very special thank you to all...

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Where child poverty in London is highest
Where child poverty in London is highest

End Child Poverty collects data and publishes figures on the level of child poverty in each constituency, local authority and...

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