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£1,553,622 raised in The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Posted by Date: December 11th 2017 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Newsletter, Our Work

£1,553,622 raised in The Big Give Christmas Challenge

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.

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Children in London to receive less this Christmas than the average family pet

Posted by Date: November 28th 2017 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Newsletter, Our Work

Children in London to receive less this Christmas than the average family pet

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...

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London children 'relying on charities to avoid starving', campaigners warn as child poverty set to hit new record

Posted by Date: November 3rd 2017 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Newsletter

London children 'relying on charities to avoid starving', campaigners warn as child poverty set to hit new record
London children 'relying on charities to avoid starving', campaigners warn as child poverty set to hit new record

'I was in a place yesterday where the bed was pushed up against the kitchen cabinets'

  • FRANCESCA GILLETT 

 

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...

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Homeless children in London - sleeping in bin sheds, buses and parks

Posted by Date: November 3rd 2017 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Newsletter

Homeless children in London - sleeping in bin sheds, buses and parks

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...

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62% of children are "frightened" of being attacked or sexually exploited during the summer holidays.

Posted by Date: May 14th 2017 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Our Work

62% of children are

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...

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The Christmas Challenge 2016 raises £1.4m

Posted by Date: November 19th 2016 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Our Work

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 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...

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Where child poverty in London is highest

Posted by Date: November 7th 2016 Category: Featured

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 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...

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A brilliant project in Notting Hill

Posted by Date: November 2nd 2016 Category: Featured

A brilliant project in Notting Hill

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...

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£541,420 raised for London's Children by SummerGive

Posted by Date: June 17th 2016 Category: Featured, Fundraising

£541,420 raised for London's Children by SummerGive

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...

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Seven Pounds for every One Pound given to social mobility charity

Posted by Date: February 5th 2016 Category: Our Work

Seven Pounds for every One Pound given to social mobility charity

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...

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