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Our UK Work

We work to narrow the gap between children in poverty & their better-off classmates. By promoting early learning, we help children realise their potential. Our grants have reached 10,000 children since the start of the pandemic. With your support, we can help thousands more.

Help UK Families

This pandemic is far from over, and families need long-term support so children can have stability. Use your voice to ensure the £20 Universal Credit uplift is there for as long as families need support.

How we're helping families ...

Our Work Around The UK

Julia, 4, at a FAST session and graduation at a primary school in West London, 13th June 2016.

More than one quarter of England's children live in poverty. Our programmes help give children the best start in life.

118k Northern Irish children live in poverty,

118k Northern Irish children live in poverty, over a quarter of the child populace. We're delivering programmes in schools to make a direct impact.

Nearly 1/4 children are affected by poverty.

Nearly 1/4 children are affected by poverty. With our programmes & campaigns, we aim to give every child the help they need to make their mark.        

Almost 1 in 3 children still lives in poverty in Wales.

Almost 1 in 3 children still lives in poverty in Wales. We're giving chilren the support they need to grow, develop and learn.

Meet Maisie ...

When the coronavirus pandemic came, things got hard for Maisie and her family. Her mum Vikki lost her job, and home-schooled both Maisie and her sister Amelia. They were out of school for months during lockdown.

Vikki sadly also lost her grandfather to the deadly virus.

Thanks to your support, we made it a bit easier. We helped Vikki get food vouchers and a crafty learning pack, so Maisie and Amelia could be ready to return to school.

Despite the challenges, super mum Vikki has cherished every moment with her kids. “Everything is recorded so that they have something to look back on and think wow, as a family we got through this.”


Maisie stands by a bike and plants“Positives out of this whole situation, spending time with my family. Like my daughters, cherishing every moment with them, and making memories." - Vikki

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