Decorate A Child’s Life (DACL) is The Childhood Trust’s corporate volunteer programme that redecorates dilapidated bedrooms of children in poverty and local youth centres on which disadvantaged children depend. With funding from The Childhood Trust’s generous corporate partners, the DACL programme provides children with safe environments to learn, play, and grow.
Renovation projects are designed by The Childhood Trust’s pro bono interior design team and completed in one day by a group of corporate volunteers. During DACL projects, corporate groups will spend one day painting, carrying out small repairs, and assembling flat pack furniture to give a child’s bedroom or a local youth centre a full makeover.
Families living in poor or overcrowded conditions can be referred to the DACL programme for bedroom renovations. Charities and community centres supporting children or young people are eligible for the programme’s community projects.
Referrals to the DACL programme can only be made by registered charities and local authorities. If you’re an individual looking to refer yourself to the programme, please get in touch with a local charity that would be willing to refer you and act as your referral partner through the process.
All referrals for the DACL programme are made through online forms, which can be accessed by clicking the buttons below. Please ensure that every question on the referral form is answered and no questions are left blank. Referral forms without full information are less likely to be considered for this programme.
"The children were absolutely ecstatic with the results! They could not wait to get into their beds and play with their toys in their rooms. Your support has helped make mum's life whole again."
The Childhood Trust thanks Kingfisher plc for their generous support of this programme.
We also thank Katharine Pooley and her team for their wonderful bedroom designs for children.