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Frequently asked questions

If you’ve got any questions about donating to Save the Children, please take a look through our FAQs below.

If you can't find what you need or have further questions, please visit our FAQs hub. You can also email our friendly Supporter Care team at supportercare@savethechildren.org.uk or call 44 (0)20 7012 6400. Lines are open 9 – 6, Monday to Friday.

We’re committed to making sure our income is used efficiently, effectively, and responsibly so that every pound counts. In 2022, 88% of our income went towards charitable activities. These include running our programmes in the UK and internationally, advocacy and awareness campaigns, and associated support costs. The remaining 12% was invested in raising funds.

Full details can be found in our latest annual report.

We help every child get the chance of a future they deserve. Making sure children stay safe, healthy and learning - finding new ways to reach children who need us most, no matter where they're growing up. 

For over a century, we've stood up for children's rights and made sure their voices are heard. With children, for children, we change the future for good.

In 2021 our movement reached 26.5 million children through our health and nutrition programming, 12.2 million children through our education programmes and 4.1 million through our child protection programmes. 

You can find out about what we do here.

We reach millions of children in over 100 countries across every continent, including the UK. Just a few examples of where we work are:

  • In Ukraine we’re supporting unregistered and unaccompanied children through rapid registration and family tracing, to help prevent separation.
  • In Yemen we’re supporting 88 health facilities and 23 hospitals to provide life-saving treatment for malnourished.
  • In Ethiopia we’re raising awareness of the harmful effects of female genital mutilation (FGM) and training health workers to help affected girls.
  • In Peru we've helped get thousands of children with disabilities into school.

You can find out more about where we work here.  

All across the UK, we work to narrow the gap between children in poverty & better-off classmates.

We're uniting families and schools, ensuring the poorest children get help, building positive home environments and campaigning for children's futures.

Our emergency grants programme has reached thousands of homes, delivering early learning packs, supermarket vouchers and household essentials to the most vulnerable families.

We've campaigned for social security support, called for governmental help for families through a difficult winter and worked with Marcus Rashford's team to help hungry children in lockdown.

You can find out more about our UK work here.  

If you’d like to change any details about your monthly donation, including the amount, please contact our friendly Supporter Care team by emailing supportercare@savethechildren.org.uk or giving them a call on +44 (0)20 7012 6400.

If you'd like to cancel your donation, please contact our Supporter Care team by emailing supportercare@savethechildren.org.uk or calling +44 (0)20 7012 6400 and they will be able to assist.

Gift Aid is an arrangement that allows charities to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer, which means your donations will be worth 25% more to us at no extra cost to you!

Meaning an additional £12.50 could be added to a £50 donation! 

It can only be claimed when the donor is a UK taxpayer and is donating from their own funds. If the donor pays less Income Tax and/ or Capital Gains Tax in that tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all their donations; it will be their responsibility to pay the difference.

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Whether you've made a one-off gift or monthly donation, thank you. Your gift will help children get the food, healthcare and education they need.

Why Save the Children?

Emo, 5, with her mother Rumana, who is 7 months pregnant, sitting on bed, Sylhet, Bangladesh.

With children's endless energy and the determination of supporters like you, we're helping create a fairer world. In the UK and around the world, we make sure children keep safe, healthy and learning. With children, for children, we change the future for good.

Together we power possible. Discover more about what we do here.

Meet Fantastic Fatima*

Fatima smiles and laughs at the camera. She is nine months old in this picture and wearing an orange and white top.

*names changed

At just 9 months old, severe malnutrition left Fatima too weak to stand. But with the determination and strength of her mum, she was able to get vital treatment and nutritious food from a Save the Children-supported health centre.  

Five months on, she blossomed into a healthy baby - walking and playing with big sister, Fatun*.

With the right support, there are endless opportunities for kids like Fatima. A donation from people like you can help more children like her get the life-saving treatment they need.

Other ways to donate

We're always very happy to receive donations by post, you just need to print and complete one of these forms:
Single donation
Monthly donation

Please make cheques payable to Save the Children. If your donation is for one of our emergency appeals please make a note of that on the form.

Our postal address for donations is:
Save the Children,
1 St John’s Lane,
London, EC1M 4AR

To donate to by phone, you can call our  Supporter Care team on +44 (0)20 7012 6400 and they can process your card payment on the call.

Fundraise from your shopping basket! Download our Raise for Children app and shop from over 6,000 retailers who will give a percentage of the price directly to Save the Children.

The impact of donations

In 2022, the Save the Children movement reached 48.5m children in 115 countries including the UK, thanks to supporters like you.

We helped 33m children survive through our movement's health and nutrition work. We and our partners:

  • tackled pneumonia – the single largest infectious killer of young children worldwide. Inspiring extra global funding, pushing to make vaccines more available and providing oxygen to children struggling to breathe
  • fought undernutrition – supporting community-based work in Kenya, South Sudan, Afghanistan and Yemen to diagnose, treat and prevent malnutrition. Enabling families and caregivers to detect acute malnutrition themselves, vital for those who live hours from the nearest health centre or cannot afford to pay for care

We supported 9.2m children to learn through our movement's education programmes. We worked with communities, partners and governments to:

  • make sure children living in conflicts and emergencies – including refugee children – can get the education they tell us is their number one priority
  • fight for girls’ right to an education and tackle obstacles – such as child marriage – that stand in their way
  • improve learning for children during their crucial early years – around the world and among the UK’s poorest communities – when it can make the biggest difference.

We fought relentlessly to protect 3.8m children through our movement's protection programmes and spoke up for millions more around the world.  In 2022, we worked with our partners to help children on the frontline of some of the world’s worst conflicts and in contexts where children are at risk of harm:

  • In South Sudan, we supported women’s rights organisations to lead workshops with our humanitarian staff and partners to develop guidelines to make sure they recruit, retain and promote female humanitarian workers.
  • In Ukraine, we worked with 27 local partner organisations to give food, water, fuel, heaters and essential supplies like toothbrushes and soap to families who’d fled their homes. Along with helping reunite lost children with their families and set up safe spaces for them to play and recover.
  • In Madagascar, we worked to strengthen people’s understanding of child protection and the local systems required to keep children safe from violence, abuse and exploitation. 

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