Our Champions for Children 2022 matched-funding campaign will be open for applications on 1st February. The campaign will take place 14th -21st June and applications close on 4th March 2022. Champions for Children 2021 raised a total of £3,354,377 for 110 projects supporting approximately 143,000 children and young people in London.
The first 25% of project funding is pledged to charities by their major donors ('pledge donors').
We are looking for charities that have an existing supporter base and an appetite to engage with us and with the general public. In order to be successful in our campaigns, it is helpful for charities to have an active trustee board or major donors who are prepared to make pledges to kickstart the project. The Childhood Trust does not fund religious activities or capital costs.
In addition to offering matched funds, The Childhood Trust builds charities’ capacity to run successful fundraising campaigns with:
We also request our charity partners' participation in our other programmes, such as Decorate a Child’s Life, the Bedrooms of London exhibition or The London Child Poverty Summit, amongst others that we are in the process of developing.
All applications for The Childhood Trust’s campaigns are processed through the Big Give platform. The application process comprises the following steps:
Charities upload their project details onto the Big Give platform and submit their pledge donations
The Big Give and The Childhood Trust carry out checks on applicant charities
Funding offers are sent out to successful charities and the campaign begins