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Creating impactful partnerships

Together we can make a difference

Why partner with Save the Children?

Children around the world are facing a triple threat of COVIDconflict and the climate crisis. Now more than ever we need to come together to push for change so all children can have the possibility to thrive. 

How can corporate partnerships tackle the big issues children are facing?

From developing new life-saving products to inspiring staff to raise money for our emergency work, our innovative partnerships make a real difference to children's lives.

Click an icon to learn how we're working with our partners to tackle some of the most important issues children are facing:

  

Education

Girls at school in Indonesia share a laugh with a Save the Children worker

COVID has caused the largest education emergency of a lifetime. Children around the world have missed out on learning, and many face never returning to the classroom.

Even before the pandemic, children living in poverty or fleeing conflict struggled to get a good education. 

Together with our partners, we’re helping get children’s learning back on track. With our combined expertise, we’re coming up with new ways to help children every child get an education, including girls and refugees. 

Learn more about how we're helping children start - and stay - learning.

  

Climate crisis

Her future should be full of possibility. But the truth is, it’s hanging in the balance. Because right now, Sahra’s growing up on the frontline of the climate crisis.

In the world’s toughest places to grow up, children are already bearing the brunt of the climate crisis. As droughts and flooding destroy crops, livestock and livelihoods, children are going hungry. Families can’t afford to send their children to school or pay for healthcare. Many children have to work to support their families. 

We’ve teamed up with our partners to reduce the impact of this crisis and prevent further harm to children’s lives. We provide emergency support, including water, food, cash and healthcare to communities. And we carry out longer-term programmes to help children and families adapt to, prepare for, and reduce the impacts of climate related shocks. 

Learn more about our work tackling the climate crisis


Emergencies

Venezuela migrant crisis - baby being examined

When a crisis hits – whether it’s a climate related disaster, escalation in conflict or spike in COVID – the Emergency Fund allows us to react quickly and help children stay safe, healthy and keep learning. 

Our partners have provided critical support for the fund, through employee and client fundraising or donating essential items or pro-bono support. Together, we’re helping children and families recover from crises, rebuild their lives and prepare for future shocks.

Learn more about our Emergency work

What will partnering with Save the Children mean for you?

Save the Children is a globally recognised brand and one of the largest independent children’s organisations. By partnering with us, you can help create impactful and sustainable change for children. 

We believe that a true partnership involves stakeholders from the beginning, giving them opportunities to lend their expertise. 

We will work closely to create mutually beneficial partnership objectives that meet your business and social goals whilst supporting our work to help every child thrive.

Partnering with us means:

  • Sector leading talent and expertise in over 100 countries around the world (including the UK)
  • Access to the world's most influential forums and institutions like United Nations General Assembly, COP26 and G7
  • Opportunities to attend high profile industry events
  • Award-winning account management
  • Ability to support stand-out advocacy campaigns and take part in thought leadership events
  • Opportunity to co-design programmes to tackle some of the biggest issues facing children today.

Your employees

From Payroll giving to fully supported employee engagement opportunities – including challenge events​, charity championships, high-profile campaigns and retail or skills-based volunteering – employees can play a crucial role in our partnerships. 

Together we can have a positive impact and help children around the world get the support they need to see a world of possibility. 

Join us.

Two Save the Children UK employees share a laugh together whilst holding red hearts for supporter week 2019

12 ways your company can power possible for children

Check out our guide showcasing some of the ways your organisation can support children in the UK and around the world to thrive.

What makes a successful partnership?

The most important factor that makes our partnerships so successful is a shared passion for wanting to change the future for children.

Learn more about four of our most successful, award winning partnerships, and how they have transformed the lives of children they support. You can also get in touch directly to find out more. 

GSK

 One-year-old Tuan Luong plays with his father Tuan Linh and mother Thi Hoa, 43, at their house in An Luong Village, Van Chan District, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam.

We’ve been working in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline since 2014 to use our collective power to create systemic change for children's health at a global level.

The multi-award-winning partnership enables us to share complementary capabilities and aligns with both of our priorities, driving real, sustainable change for children.

ARSENAL

 Leah Williamson who currently plays for Arsenal and the England national team, visits the Coaching for Life programme held at a community centre in Jakarta, Indonesia. Developed in partnership with Save the Children's child psycho-social experts and Arsenal FC, local coaches are trained to help children improve their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Our partnership with Arsenal is a great example of the importance of building children’s courage and inner strength, which they achieve through the power of football. 

Read more about our work with Arsenal to empower children around the world.

 

TWININGS

 May Thu,* 8, and Thura*, 8 months old, posing in a garden.  Their mother, Daw Lay*, 36, has been receiving Save The Children’s Maternal and Child cash transfer for almost a year. In the face of rising prices of food, the cash transfer has helped sustain the family with nutritious food.

We're working with Twinings to develop sustainable projects that support tea-growing communities in China. Our partnership launched in 2004 and so far, we have reached over 520,000 children. 

Learn more about how we're improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare services in Yunnan’s Cangyuan county. 

BULGARI

Hasanana, four, and Sorella, six, make art during school holiday activities, supported by the Smallshaw-Hurst Children’s Community in Greater Manchester

Our partnership with Bulgari shows that by full integrating a charity into your business, you can tell an ongoing story about your commitment to a cause.

Twelve years on, Bulgari have raised an incredible $100 million through the sales of the Bulgari-Save the Children jewel collection in support of our programmes worldwide. 

Unilever and Save the Children

Transforming the lives of more than 60,000 people and increasing access to healthcare for improved family health.

Vanilla is turning this boy into a superstar!

Since 2016 our partnership has empowered young people like Bolo in vanilla farming communities in Madagascar to earn a sustainable living - and have more time to dream.

Page last updated January 2022.

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