Our Christmas Challenge matched-funding campaign is open for applications until the 19th July. The campaign will take place Tuesday 28th November – Tuesday 5th December 2023.
Our Christmas Challenge 2022 raised a total of ££4,034,390.50 for 89 projects supporting more than 100,000 children in London. Visit our Apply For Funding page for more information about our application process or get in touch with our campaigns team at email@example.com
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 work with us to engage with the general public and existing donors. 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 donation pledges to kickstart the fundraising for the project.
The Childhood Trust has four priority impact focus areas for children:
The Childhood Trust does not fund religious activities or capital costs.
Read our full grant making policy here:
The Childhood Trust funds charities across all 33 London boroughs. We offer charities two funding tracks to become either a Grassroots Partner or Synergy Partner.
Applications from charities will be streamed by the following criteria:
To be eligible for funding, all partners must:
The minimum requirements for any project to receive funding are:
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. Charities not already registered with the Big Give will have to register in order to apply. 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