Philanthropy at Barnardo’s: transforming young lives

If you are interested in making a major donation, which at Barnardo’s is any gift of £5,000 and above, the Philanthropy team would be delighted to help you. Please call 07908 255 862 or email [email protected].

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By investing in Barnardo’s you can help us reach the UK’s most vulnerable children. Your support allows us to be innovative and to respond quickly to the urgent needs of disadvantaged children who have no one else to turn to.

We invest your funds in high-impact services. Our work is influenced by expert research and is rigorously evaluated to achieve the best outcomes for those we help.

Working with us

Our Philanthropy team will work closely with you. We look forward to understanding your interests, and will help direct your donation towards the issues you feel most passionate about. 

When supporting Barnardo’s, you can be confident that your donation will be invested effectively and efficiently to make the biggest impact on the lives of young people. 

Bruce Oldfield
As someone who was raised in care, I know the difference it makes having someone who believes in you when you are starting out in the world. Barnardo’s provides that belief for thousands of young people each year. I have been consistently impressed by the passion, professionalism and dedication of this organisation.

Bruce Oldfield OBE

Barnardo’s Vice President

Recognising your gift

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At Barnardo’s, we form long-lasting relationships with our key supporters. This allows us to really understand the issues you care most about. We work closely with you to provide the best possible support for children and families going through some of the toughest times in their lives.

One of our experienced relationship managers will visit you, get to know more about your charitable interests and suggest projects or areas we think are a good fit.

Each individual or family we work with is unique, and we will tailor our communications in line with your wishes.

Some of the benefits we offer our donors include:

  • opportunities to visit our services and see the impact of your gift
  • invitations to interesting and varied events where you can learn more about our life-changing work and meet like-minded supporters
  • the opportunity to attend strategic briefings from our senior leadership team
  • regular reports and updates that give you a closer look at our work and the issues affecting vulnerable children
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Our most committed and passionate supporters are welcomed to become members of the Barnardo’s Philanthropy Network; a growing group of like-minded philanthropists who enable us to create tangible, lasting change for children.

The Barnardo's Philanthropy Network recognises this support at one of five levels: Friend, Benefactor, Pioneer, Patron and Platinum Patron – all of which represent a truly incredible commitment to changing children’s lives.

Read how your donation will transform young lives.

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