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
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
Many children in London are living in conditions of extreme deprivation, in environments which are dirty, unsanitary and often lacking in the most basic necessities such as clean bedding, cups, plates and simple furniture. A new project called Decorating Children’s Lives has just started as a result of interior designer Jemma Paugh of JC Decor ltd, asking The Childhood Trust to...Read more
Over 7000 Santas will descend on the capital in a Christmas Mission to raise in excess of £700,000 for hundreds of UK charities including the Childhood Trust. Taking place on Sunday 6th December, the fun run is set to bring a flash of red and Christmas cheer to Victoria Park, London, as Santas from up and down the country tackle the...Read more
Last July, Localgiving and the Childhood Trust ran a campaign to raise awareness and funding for grassroots organisations across the capital working to support children affected by poverty – a timely issue, given the high-profile closures of two major children's charities in the past few weeks. Through the Summer Smiles match fund, donations made by the public were matched...Read more