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  • 267815
    Disadvantaged children engaged
  • £ 8.88 M
    Raised to fund projects
  • 188
    Projects delivered
Data from July 2022 to June 2023

Champions for Children 2024 Campaign is now live!

700,000 (33%) of children are living in poverty in London and our latest research has revealed the devastating impact this has on their education.  

Our research shows that Pupil Premium students face exclusion rates three times higher than their peers and lower mental health wellbeing scores when starting secondary school. Then, by Year 11, their attendance rate is only 89%, compared to their non-pupil premium peers 94% attendance rate.

These barriers in education, enforce the circle of poverty and keep our young people trapped. But together, we can pave the way for 185,000 children to break free from the cycle of poverty this summer.  

Donate today to double your impact through our Champions for Children campaign and your support will help us and our 84 charity delivery partners continue raising the voices of children in London. 

Thank you! 

Young filmmakers highlight food poverty and London's housing crisis

As part of our mission to promote the voices of children and young people, we worked in partnership with the Octavia Foundation and a group of young people to produce two films. These films highlight some of the many challenges facing children and young people in London such as inadequate housing and food insecurity. The young people wrote, produced, shot, and edited these films with no prior experience. Both films were premiered at our London Child Poverty Summit.

Can't Let Them In

18-year-old Ahmed lives with his parents and younger sister in a cramped one-bedroom flat. When an escalating leak seeps into the lower floor, it draws the attention of their furious neighbours as well as the imposing council. Riddled with shame in his circumstance, Ahmed refuses to answer or let them in... But with his innocent and curious sister in the flat with him, the knocking at the door becomes harder to ignore.

In The Music

14-year-old Desha is a timid young girl, obsessed with escaping reality in the world of her mixtapes - and it is with the help of her mixtapes that after getting herself in detention, she puts into action her plan to dress in a convert disguise and steal a keyboard from her school... But why is this shy young girl having to steal a keyboard?

Every child should have a healthy, happy and safe childhood so that all children are well prepared for life, breaking the cycle of poverty.

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