Commissioning new work

Philanthropic support is vital in ensuring we can expand our services.

The expertise we have from our existing services allows us to develop new ways to respond to urgent need in communities. By working with us to create new projects, philanthropists enable us to respond quickly to emerging areas of need.

Child sexual exploitation

£10,000 could pay for five children to have 20 one-to-one sessions with senior specialists.

Young person in school uniform

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of child sexual abuse that happens when a young person is encouraged or forced to take part in sexual activity in exchange for something.

It has far-reaching implications on young people’s physical and emotional health, education and relationships. 

We run specialist CSE services in over 40 local authority areas across the UK, supporting 6500 people. Our one-to-one sessions help victims of CSE to recover from their trauma and build healthy relationships again.

Care leavers

£20,000 would cover the cost of three care leaver apprenticeships for a year.

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Care leavers are among the most vulnerable groups in society. Many are provided with inappropriate housing and are not given the necessary life skills and knowledge needed to retain their homes, resulting in a large proportion experiencing homelessness. 

We help care leavers to manage their finances, get into employment, education or training and prepare for parenthood. Our supported lodgings provide a place to stay with a family or individual for up to two years to help the transition to independence.

Mental health and wellbeing

£5,000 could fund wellbeing days for up to 50 children and young people.

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Experiencing adversity and trauma in childhood can have a significant effect on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. 

Our work in this field is varied and wide-reaching, from schools-based counselling to therapeutic support for children who have been exposed to abuse, neglect and other traumas.​​​​​

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