The Childhood Trust is London’s child poverty charity, dedicated to alleviating the impact of poverty on children and young people living in the capital. We bring companies, philanthropists, and other donors together to fund projects and services that support thousands of children and young people in London each year.
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.
We alleviate the impact of poverty for children in London by funding and delivering programmes that meet children's practical and emotional needs. We work with children to raise public awareness of their experiences of living in poverty.
Courageous - We fight for every child’s right to live their life free of the impact of poverty.
Caring - We recognise that every child has the right to feel loved, be safe and have their voice heard.
Aspirational - We believe that every child should be ready and able to make the most of their educational and life opportunities.
Collaborative - We are committed to a culture of trust, integrity and partnership.
Inclusive – We uphold diversity and equality in all our work.
Ensuring that children have access to the necessities
We support groups and projects that meet children’s practical needs, enabling them to make the most of their educational and life opportunities.
Projects that we support include:
Offering emotional support and motivation to break the cycle of poverty
We support organisations that prioritise the emotional well-being of vulnerable children and help them to address the complex issues and barriers they face. More specifically, we support organisations that work in partnership with children to offer safe and trusted spaces and leaders they can rely on for support.
Projects that we support provide:
Providing opportunities to try new experiences and develop new skills
We support projects providing children with opportunities to be inspired, grow and flourish; projects that build confidence through new experiences that would otherwise be financially inaccessible. Inspirational activities, opportunities, and experiences delivered in safe environments allow children to freely explore and discover new skills that can help them thrive.
Projects we support include:
Meeting children's needs by building sector capacity
Changing the landscape via advocacy and raising awareness
Children are ready for life
Breaking the cycle of poverty
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