Before the coronavirus pandemic hit the UK, there were over 4 million children locked in poverty

Now vulnerable families in all our communities have reached breaking point.

Families are growing ever more desperate. Half of all children are in families who have no savings at all, and the crisis is likely to cause millions of job losses. Already, more and more people
are coming to us for help.

Our frontline key workers regularly see the devastating impact of a child growing up in poverty. It can be pressured, painful and isolating and can have impacts that last a lifetime.

Our key worker, Shirley, is working with an 11 year old girl, who is worrying about her family’s financial situation. Her Dad’s work has dried up, and her family are now on benefits and struggling to pay the bills and put food on the table. Shirley is helping the family to budget so they can cope.

Since the coronavirus crisis we have already supported over 5000 children and young people by helping vulnerable families pay for essentials; but with UK child poverty predicted to rise to over 5 million in the next 2 years, we need your help more than ever.

Please will you help us continue to be a vital lifeline in our communities for children all over the country. 

Just £5 per month could help feed a hungry child.


“I think the work that Action for Children is doing is so important...There will a huge knock on affect, there will be an awful lot of young people that need our support. This is going to go on for such a long time”

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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