Together we can create more chances for children
What we do is very simple: pay for things that we would want all children and young people to have but their parent or carers cannot otherwise afford.
The Chances for Children Campaign
Levelling the playing field: raising £10m to close the education gap for children in poverty and crisis
All in the Same Boat? Episode 3 – The impact of domestic abuse on children
Evaluation of our grants for children affected by domestic abuse
Over the last two years, thanks to generous funding provided by the National Lottery Community Fund and Comic Relief, we have been able to provide an increased number of grants to children impacted by domestic abuse in the West Midlands. This has also provided us an opportunity to understand the role that Chances for Children grants have for agencies supporting this group.
Chances for Children grants are designed to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people, as well as their capacity to engage in education.
74% The percentage of parents who report their children’s engagement with education has improved since receiving a Chances for Children grant
97% The percentage of parents who report that their children’s confidence has improved since receiving a Chances for Children grant
84% The percentage of parents that report their home now meets the families’ basic needs (housework, daily tasks, home safety)
94% The percentage of parents who report improvements in how well the family get along and the quality of time spent together