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Christmas Challenge 2022

Our Christmas Challenge 2022 matched-funding campaign will be open for applications on Monday 16th May. The campaign will take place Tuesday 29th November – Tuesday 6th December 2022 and applications close on Friday 15th July 2022. The Christmas Challenge 2021, was our most successful campaign to date and raised a total of £3,748,394 for 98 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.

Champions for Children 2022

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Childhood Trust launched the first Champions for Children matched-funding campaign in 2020 to support vulnerable children and young people living in poverty across London who were devastated by the lockdown measures.

The campaign raised £3.6m to fund the delivery of desperately needed practical and emotional support for over 150,000 children. This year, our Champions for Children 2022 matched-funding campaign raised £3,084,282 funding 81 projects providing vital practical and emotional support for children affected by the cost of living crisis.

Christmas Challenge 2021

The Christmas Challenge 2021 will take place 30th Nov – 7th Dec and is now open for applications. Applications close on 2nd July. In 2020, The Christmas Challenge raised a total of £3,060,469 for 85 projects supporting approximately 144,000 children and young people in London.

Big Dinner 2019

In 2019, The Childhood Trust’s Big Dinner campaign raised £256,034 for nine charities providing hot, nutritious meals and snacks for 3,446 disadvantaged children in London.