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.”
The impact of Chances for Children grants can be seen across a range of our research reports
Impact Report 19-20
2019 – 2020 saw some big achievements at Buttle UK. We worked with almost 1,000 frontline workers, from nearly 500 agencies, to distribute over £1.5 million in Chances for Children grants, reaching more than 2400 children. We supported 147 children and distributed £788,892 through our Boarding Chances for Children programme.
The State of Child Poverty 2020
Buttle UK have today published 'The State of Child Poverty 20' - a unique insight into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic inside the homes of some of the most vulnerable families in the UK.