Our annual matched fundraising campaign ran for 1 week and engaged over 1m Londoners. The campaign was backed by our research with 33 charities supporting 63,000 disadvantaged children and young people. The research documents disadvantaged children's experiences at Christmas. Resulting from these insights we produced a powerful film, donated by The...Read more
Our Summer Give matched fundraising campaign has been our most successful ever. The £1m raised will fund 47 charities to support the needs of over 15,000 London children this summer, helping to alleviate the impact of child poverty with a diverse range of activities including, camping, cooking, sports of all kinds, sailing, climbing, drama, circus skills, music, writing and just...Read more
The long summer holidays might sound like an idyllic prospect. But sadly for many young people, it’s a different story. Two in three disadvantaged children are afraid of being attacked or exploited by gangs. That’s just one of the stark findings by the Childhood Trust, which surveyed 12,000 children through the...Read more
This was the biggest and best year for The Childhood Trust's Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017.
Our campaign supported 58 charities with matched funding, with 97% of the charities meeting or exceeding their target.
The success of the campaign means that even more disadvantaged children all over London can receive practical, emotional and inspirational support from local projects funded by the Christmas Challenge.
Children in London to receive less this Christmas than the average family pet
Data released by The Childhood Trust highlights the scale of deprivation and inequality for children living in poverty in the capital.
Charities supporting disadvantaged children in London have estimated that the children they support will receive Christmas presents valued at just £19.55 compared to the average value of...Read more
'I was in a place yesterday where the bed was pushed up against the kitchen cabinets'
Thousands of children in London are already “struggling to survive”, poverty campaigners have warned after a report revealed benefit cuts are set to worsen the crisis.
Head of...Read more
A powerful short film from The Guardian. When families with small children fall through the social safety net, they can find themselves sleeping rough – in bin sheds, hospital receptions or night buses...Read more
We're all familiar with 'the twelve days of Christmas' with its partridges in pear trees, five gold rings and never ending verses of lords-a-leaping etc.,
Well this year, we are messing around with the idea a little, for good reason. Christmas is about celebrating, about giving and about children - so our gift to London's poorest children this year is the...Read more
In today's BBC Radio 2 programme at lunchtime (28/10/2015), it was reported that studies show that singing is the fastest way for any of us to make friends. Something to do with the breathing in unison perhaps...
During the summer the London Youth Choir (LYC) hosted its annual summer singing course for its five choirs to spend time with other talented...Read more
starts 10am October 13th....
Grow Your Tenner - the ideal way to give £22.50 to charity and it only costs you £10!
The Childhood Trust have added £5,000 in matching funds to Localgiving's Grow Your Tenner campaign which starts at 10am on Tuesday October 13th and runs until 5pm on November 18th.
The funds will help small children's and young people's charities in communities across...Read more