The Childhood Trust supports child-focused charities in London to run fundraising campaigns and leverages match-funding for the funds raised.
We work in partnership with The Big Give to run two match-funding campaigns each year:
For both campaigns, we are looking for charities running projects with children and young people from low income families based in London.
The campaigns both use the Big Give’s match-funding model and application process, with the match funding coming from The Childhood Trust in form of a grant. Reporting is required on the funds raised.
The results of our most recent campaigns will be uploaded shortly - watch this space!
The Summer Give has historically supported charities running projects during the summer holidays. However, in 2020, we will be expanding the campaign to support projects taking place through any of the school holidays across the year (Christmas, Easter, Summer and half terms).
In addition to the 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…
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, it is also helpful for Charities to have an active and engaged trustee board or major donors who are prepared to make pledges to kickstart the project.
Charities that apply to us must:
We do not fund:
For more information, please read our Grant-Making Policy
All applications are processed through the Big Give platform.
The application process comprises the following steps:
You can watch a short video about the funding model here.
**Please note that submitting your project details to the Big Give platform does not guarantee funding**
Dates for the Christmas Challenge 2020 campaigns are yet to be announced.
We have seen that the campaigns with highest levels of success in these campaigns are preceded with excellent planning. With this in mind, please get in touch now!
We welcome contact with charities prior to their application to discuss their suitability. If you are interested, please do write to us at: email@example.com.
We would also recommend that you register on the Big Give platform in order to receive notification of the upcoming campaigns.