Accurate monitoring and evaluation ensures that the projects we fund are
continually meeting the needs of disadvantaged children as effectively as possible.
Our work is independently monitored by Dr Joanna Ziff, an expert in utilising the
Operational Research methodology. We are committed to continually developing
our reporting procedures so that we can more accurately capture the impact of our
funding and better serve the needs of the children who benefit from our work.
£2.55m - Raised for charitable projects via the Christmas Challenge and Summer Give campaigns. An increase of 17% compared to 2016/17 (£2.17M).
£4.69 - Raised for frontline support for children for every £1 invested by the Childhood Trust via our matched funding campaigns.
87,973 - Children (aged 4-18) engaged by the projects we've funded. An increase of 155% compared to 2016/17 (31,271 Children).
105 - Projects delivered across London. An increase of 18% compared to 2016/17 (89 projects).
£79,661 - Value of volunteers and pro-bono services provided to The Childhood Trust during the year.
The following is an extract of the impact and outputs generated from the 56 projects funded by The Childhood Trust's Christmas Challenge 2017 grant-making round that funded support for 69,991 children and young people living in London during 2018:
Meeting children’s PRACTICAL needs
Through our Christmas Challenge 2017, the Childhood Trust supported projects that ensured children have access to the basic necessities, enabling them to develop and flourish in school. These projects make children’s lives better in practical ways.
The projects provide:
“The support I received from Jane (literacy tutor) 10 years ago was life-changing! It really helped me come out of my shell.” Jolie, 20 years old, First year of BSc in Computer Science
We support projects that help break the cycle of poverty by promoting the emotional well-being of vulnerable children and help improve their life and future opportunities. Emotional support helps children deal with the damaging effects of stress caused by poverty, with the trauma of loss and abuse, while at the same time protecting them from gang involvement and other dangerous activities.
"Before coming to refuge with my mom, I felt a little nervous but when I got here I liked it because I felt safe. Eazmin (family support worker) told me that I should not worry anymore and plus I knew that my dad will not find me here. Eazmin noticed I was sad and asked me if I was okay. I started crying and told Eazmin that I miss my dad. She told me that this feeling is okay and that I can always love my dad. I felt happy that I was told that I am allowed to feel like this.”
9 years old, Victim of domestic abuse