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Supporting young people affected by poverty

Poverty is a significant barrier to children and young people reaching their potential. As poverty is predicted to rise in communities across the UK, more children and young people will be navigating the personal and emotional impact of living without enough and family struggles.

It is estimated that 31% of children across the UK are living in poverty. That’s 4.3 million children.*

Scroll down to see how your money is helping young people all over the country through uncertain times.

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We fund nearly 1100 projects that support young people affected by poverty

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£56.3m

To a value of £56.3 million

Providing young people with the essentials

Thanks to you, our projects are able to help young people all over the country with the basic essentials, such as food.

How your donations can be spent

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£5

pays for a family affected by poverty to have a hot meal and to attend an activity session, improving their physical and emotional wellbeing and supporting them to have quality time and fun together

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£10

means that a child affected by poverty can have weekly support from a mentor who helps uncover new skills and believe in herself

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£50

means a child affected by poverty who is being bullied can attend a 1-2-1 counselling session, helping them to build resilience and improve their emotional wellbeing

*Source: Department for Work and Pensions, 2019/20

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