Coronavirus has thrown all our lives, our communities and the UK into an unprecedented crisis.

Families who were already struggling to feed their children before the coronavirus hit, now find themselves unable to afford food and basic essentials. 

So many vulnerable families have lost their incomes and have reached breaking point. They are really frightened and need urgent help.

Action for Children has thousands of key workers across the UK working on the frontline helping the most vulnerable children and families.  We support them in many ways, for example, with online food ordering, providing supermarket vouchers and paying top-ups on fuel cards.  

Donate now and help families in urgent need during this difficult time.  


The Coronavirus Children’s Appeal will help us provide essentials to the most vulnerable families across the UK.  In the unlikely event that we raise more money than can be reasonably and efficiently spent, any surplus funds will be used to help us prepare and respond to other crises our vulnerable families may face.

Gift Aid claimed by Action for Children in relation to your donation towards this Emergency Appeal will be directed to those who are in the greatest need of funding.

Why choose Action for Children?

We protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives.

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A short call could make all the difference to a child's life. If you have any difficulties or prefer to donate over the phone please call us.

Call: 0300 123 2112

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