Our Impact

We regularly assess the impact of our grants for children and young people through the lenses of frontline workers, parents/carers, and when possible, children and young people themselves, to find out whether and how Chances for Children grants have helped

The aim of Chances for Children grants is to improve children and young people’s wellbeing and increase their capacity to engage in education.

Through surveying of frontline workers, parents/carers, and when possible, children and young people themselves, we are looking to assess how Chances for Children grants have helped improve:

  • Physical home environment
  • Emotional home environment (family relationships and parent coping)
  • Access to resources and support networks outside the home
  • Wellbeing (happiness, confidence, friendships, behaviour)
  • Capacity to engage in education

Our impact data shows that, three months after receiving a Chances for Children grant:

“The money towards a dining table and chairs [meant] we can actually sit at a table and eat our meal together. It helps for doing jigsaws and puzzles as well. Also, the tumble dryer and microwave were a huge help as I don’t have much room in my house, so it would’ve been difficult to dry our clothes at this time of year. The microwave is so helpful for heating meals up for Archie* quickly. The money towards clothing and footwear [helped], as without it we would have struggled to get out during the weather like this - which has made being in our home easier as we aren’t so frustrated being stuck inside. Every part of the grant was extremely helpful.”

Parent

*name changed to protect anonymity