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Our "Prepared for Life" Impact Strategy

Our new 2023 – 2026 impact strategy focuses on meeting the needs of children living poverty across four key impact areas.

Each impact area has two specific outcomes for monitoring and evaluation.

Impact monitoring & evaluation

Our mission is to alleviate the impact of poverty for children living in London. Understanding the impact that we create, through accurate monitoring and evaluation, ensures that our projects are continually meeting the needs of disadvantaged children as effectively as possible. As such, we monitor and evaluate the outputs, outcomes and impact of our campaigns and the projects we fund.  We are committed to accurately capturing and communicating our impact in order to better serve the needs of the children who benefit from our work.

Read or download our 2021/22 Impact Report by clicking on the image below:


Data from 2021-2022

Our Impact in Numbers

5.4% Increase From 2021/22
£ 6.83 M
Raised for charitable projects
38% Decrease From 2021/22
Children engaged by funded projects (more in person activities)
15% Increase From 2021/22
Participating charity partners
62% Increase from 2021/22
£ 292250

In volunteering & pro-bono services (During Covid-19 Lockdowns)

100 %
Repeat participation in matched-fundraising
299% Increase From 2021/22
Children supported by volunteer programmes
£ 4.60
Raised on average for every £1 invested

"Before I joined Spark, I didn’t really have anyone I could talk to - but I really trust the girls I’ve met and I know they have my back"

Kayla, Beneficiary of The Baytree Centre (Funded Project)

Our Research

We regularly conduct research on our programmes and projects to better understand how to effect positive change in the lives of disadvantaged children and young people. Additionally, we produce literature reviews, articles, and reports that examine social issues affecting low-income families in London and the conditions contributing to the capital’s disproportionately high child poverty rates.