Amelia and Ava's mum suffered serious injuries in a hit-and-run car accident. After that money was so tight that the family couldn't afford to buy a table to eat and play at. Through Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play!, the family received a grant for a table and chairs. Now, the family can eat together and the children have somewhere for colouring and reading at a crucial time in their development.
We award grants to provide household essentials, such as a child's bed, a cooker, or toys and books, to low income families who simply can't afford to buy these items themselves. In doing so, we help low income families cope with the financial impact of having a young child.
We support the poorest children from birth to those up to three years old, providing families with the basic items they lack at a critical time in their child’s development. Not only do these items help families in their everyday lives but they can also often have a profound knock-on effect on their child’s learning and emotional wellbeing.
What you can do to help
Just £5 – the price of a sandwich and a coffee – could pay for a blanket to help keep a child warm at night or books and toys to help give them a better start and let them play like other children.