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
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
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
‘Chestnuts roasting by the open fire’ still evokes an idyll of Christmas in our minds – despite the fact that most of us have never actually experienced hot roasted chestnuts, but the image none the less assures us that we’d love them if we ever did.
Christmas and idylls of childhood sort of go hand in hand – and that’s why...Read more
Over £1M has been donated to The Childhood Trust Christmas Give already in the first 5 hours of a ten day campaign.
This is the third time we have been a Champion Funder on our partner charity's site www.thebiggive.org.uk and we have been pinning our hopes on it being a bumper year - and it looks like it's going to be!
We have carefully...Read more
In today's BBC Radio 2 programme at lunchtime (28/10/2015), it was reported that studies show that singing is the fastest way for any of us to make friends. Something to do with the breathing in unison perhaps...
During the summer the London Youth Choir (LYC) hosted its annual summer singing course for its five choirs to spend time with other talented...Read more
It was a brilliant first taste of live crowd funding for The Childhood Trust when we partnered The Funding Network (TFN) recently.
Entrepreneur Lara Morgan started by giving an empassioned short talk about why she gives and why prevention is key to her giving. The audience had been invited from members of TFN and trustees & sponsors of the three pitching...Read more
Our chief executive, Lisa Gagliani, has been awarded an MBE for her work supporting young people and small business in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.
Lisa’s activities to support both small businesses and start ups began many years ago when she was marketing manager for party plan innovator Tupperware UK & Ireland in the 1990’s, through to being CEO of both...Read more