Why work with us?

We can rewrite the future for millions of children across the world through our world-class programmes and the philanthropy of people who share our passion.

Philanthropy - Why work with Save the ChildrenChris*, 12, is from South Sudan. When fighting broke out in his hometown, he fled with his older sister. His father died during the conflict but six months later, through our family reunification programme, he was reunited with his mother.


As one of the world's leading children's charities, we have both the expertise and the experience to make real, lasting change to children's lives - and your major gift can help us to do this.

If you'd like more information, please contact the philanthropy team by emailing philanthropy@savethechildren.org.uk or calling 020 7012 6400.

Why work with us?

1. We run wide-ranging programmes 

As well as responding to emergencies, we run programmes around the world that provide healthcare, education and protection to children. These programmes also tackle poverty and hunger and fight for children's rights. In everything that we do – from our ongoing development work to our disaster mitigation and emergency responses – we put children first.

2. We change the lives of children around the world 

We’re a truly global organisation. We work in 120 countries as well as here in the UK, where we know that childhood poverty is also an issue.

3. We're innovators 

Our programme cycle is: innovate, replicate and advocate. This means that we're constantly looking at ways to improve how we work and widen our reach. We work with local communities to develop new and exciting ways of reaching more children – then we expand successful programmes around the world. 

4. We lobby for children 

At the same time, we talk with and lobby local and national governments and international organisations, to advocate for lasting change for the poorest communities.

5. We're ambitious

We set ourselves stretching targets so that we're really driven to achieve more for children. 

*Name changed to protect identity.

Last updated: January 2016