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  • 253633
    Disadvantaged children engaged
  • £ 6.72 M
    Raised to fund projects
  • 179
    Projects delivered
Data from past 12 months

Lockdowns have left 1 in 3 disadvantaged children in London suffering from anxiety and depression.

Under lockdown measures, disadvantaged children have experienced chronic anxiety, stress, hunger, domestic violence, loss of peer support and mental health deterioration with disastrous long-term consequences for their education, well-being, and life chances. Our research with 75 charities in London supporting 85,890 children has found that disadvantaged children are now suffering from serious mental health disorders at twice the rate of children nationally.

To help vulnerable children recover and to stop the toxic legacy of the lockdowns, our Champions for Children campaign will fund 111 projects providing vitally needed fun activities, meals, and emotional support this summer and beyond for 150,000 of London’s most vulnerable children.

We can't do this without your help so please give what you can to support a child in need.

Our Vision

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

 

Child Poverty

Child poverty in London is about more than income. For many children, poverty can mean uncertainty, stress, hunger, loneliness, boredom, poor health and a lack of opportunities. The most disadvantaged children fall at least two years behind their peers when they come to sit their GCSEs.

Our work is focused on helping children living in poverty to overcome the many disadvantages caused by poverty. London children are much more likely to live in poor households and are less likely to be able to afford everyday items than children in the rest of England. 55% of poor children in London are materially deprived compared to 44% in the rest of England.

 

To help vulnerable children recover and to stop the toxic legacy of the lockdowns, our Champions for Children campaign will fund 111 projects providing vitally needed fun activities, meals, and emotional support this summer and beyond for 150,000 of London’s most vulnerable children.

We can't do this without your help so please give what you can to support a child in need.

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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