This was the biggest and best year for The Childhood Trust's Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017.
Our campaign supported 58 charities with matched funding, with 97% of the charities meeting or exceeding their target.
The success of the campaign means that even more disadvantaged children all over London can receive practical, emotional and inspirational support from local projects funded by the Christmas Challenge.
Children in London to receive less this Christmas than the average family pet
Data released by The Childhood Trust highlights the scale of deprivation and inequality for children living in poverty in the capital.
Charities supporting disadvantaged children in London have estimated that the children they support will receive Christmas presents valued at just £19.55 compared to the average value of...Read more
'I was in a place yesterday where the bed was pushed up against the kitchen cabinets'
Thousands of children in London are already “struggling to survive”, poverty campaigners have warned after a report revealed benefit cuts are set to worsen the crisis.
Head of...Read more
A powerful short film from The Guardian. When families with small children fall through the social safety net, they can find themselves sleeping rough – in bin sheds, hospital receptions or night buses...Read more
Our 2017 Summer Give campaign was our most successful ever, raising £778,641 for 36 projects supporting children in every London borough. Support for disadvantaged children during the long summer holidays is needed more than ever as our research with 22 charities highlighted.
We found that children and young people are facing a high threat of gang violence, sexual exploitation, or neglect during the summer...Read more
Thank you so much to everyone who donated, shared and got involved. A very special thank you to all our charity partners who really went all out to ensure the campaign was a huge success.
Over the course of 1 week the 53 charities who participated nearly all met their fundraising targets.
Laurence Guinness, the CEO of the Childhood Trust said; : "We are...Read more
End Child Poverty collects data and publishes figures on the level of child poverty in each constituency, local authority and ward in the UK.
The most recent figures (Nov 2016) reveal that Child poverty is the highest in large cities, particularly in London. As the table illustrates, among the top ten LA's with the highest levels of childhood poverty, 6 are located...Read more
Brilliant work going on at the Venture Community Association that we help fund and visited recently. Children can play safely every day after school, get something hot to eat and receive lots of much needed support from the incredibly dedicated staff - led by Naami (centre of pic.)
Our Chief Executive, Laurence Guinness, spoke at their AGM following the visit and...Read more
The second Summer Give campaign took place on the theBigGive.org.uk from 16th-18th May and raised an incredible £541,420 for the 25 charities that participated.
The focus of the Summer Give campaign, a partnership between the Big Give and The Childhood Trust, was to raise money for charities which work with the capitals most disadvantaged children over the school holidays, when vital...Read more
City based social mobility charity The Brokerage was thrilled to receive a cheque for £2,681 from the Childhood Trust’s Chairman, Grant Gordon. The Childhood Trust’s support enabled the Brokerage to raise an outstanding £18,000 from our supporters and partners, a rate of nearly 7-1 leverage, during the Big Give Christmas challenge in December 2015.
Grant Gordon, founder and chairman of the...Read more