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Saturday, 27 February 2021

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The Childhood Trust seeks charities to fund via its £4m Champions for Children campaign

THE Childhood Trust is seeking charities working with disadvantaged children and young people living in London to join its Champions for Children matched fundraising campaign, which launches in June.

With children’s charities in London facing an unprecedented demand for their services whilst suffering a reduction in income, The Childhood Trust is once again providing charities with grants to participate in its Champions for Children matched fundraising campaign.

Last year’s campaign raised £3.66m, with The Childhood Trust providing over £1m in unrestricted funding to the 94 charities that participated.

The campaign provides unrestricted financial support over 12 months to help ensure that charities can continue to provide much-needed services for children throughout London, especially during July and August when disadvantaged children are particularly vulnerable.

Participating charities will take part in an online fundraising campaign on the Big Give platform, with donations doubled using matched funds provided by The Childhood Trust and the charities own funders. Charities will receive support from The Childhood Trust on how to make the campaign a success.

Laurence Guinness, Chief Executive of The Childhood Trust, said:

“With so many children’s charities and their beneficiaries struggling due to the COVID-19 crisis, this year’s campaign has never been more needed. We want all charities in London who are working with children to sign up to participate in our campaign. Champions for Children is loved by donors and will help raise the funding needed to keep services going over the next 12 months.”

Since 2013 The Childhood Trust’s campaigns have generated £21.5m and have funded more than 300 charities supporting children and young people in London. The Trust’s Christmas 2020 campaign generated £3m for 85 charities.

Charities can find out about the campaign, including how to apply, by visiting The Childhood Trust website.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 5th March 2021. The campaign will take place from 8th to 15th June with all donations doubled while matched funds last.

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