Our Summer Give matched fundraising campaign has been our most successful ever. The £1m raised will fund 47 charities to support the needs of over 15,000 London children this summer, helping to alleviate the impact of child poverty with a diverse range of activities including, camping, cooking, sports of all kinds, sailing, climbing, drama, circus skills, music, writing and just...Read more
The long summer holidays might sound like an idyllic prospect. But sadly for many young people, it’s a different story. Two in three disadvantaged children are afraid of being attacked or exploited by gangs. That’s just one of the stark findings by the Childhood Trust, which surveyed 12,000 children through the...Read more
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
In the last few years the money available from charitable foundations has been more difficult to access. Charities are relying more on foundations who, as a result of the increased applications, have devised ever more complex eligibility criteria. Fundraisers working for charities are now spending more time preparing bespoke applications but for less return. At a time when there are...Read more