Small charities are specialists, working in a particular field like HIV or anti-bullying. That means they’re experts in what they do. Because they’re small they can work quickly and responsively to needs without the bureaucracy and politics of larger organisations.
Jessie May was set up by the parents of Jessica May Purrington who died from a genetic condition when she was only 4½ months old.
Jessica’s parents were determined that other terminally ill children could get support in their own homes and the choice to die at home when that time comes.
Become stand shoulder to shoulder with children in care and young care leavers, helping them to believe in themselves, to heal, grow and unleash their potential.
Empire Fighting Chance was born on Bristol’s streets in 2006, to fight the impact of deprivation on the lives of young people.
They use a powerful combination of non-contact boxing and intensive personal support to challenge and inspire young people experiencing adversity and disadvantage to realise their unique potential.
Action for Conservation inspires and empowers young people from diverse backgrounds to become the next generation of nature conservationists, ready to change attitudes to climate change and the ecological crisis.
Dandelion Time uses the therapeutic potential of the natural world to help vulnerable children to achieve lasting positive change.
They help children who are struggling with the effects of trauma, abuse or neglect. Children spend time on our farm with animals and crafts to overcome emotional difficulties, grow in confidence and begin to love and trust again.
Little Village collect donations of high quality clothes, toys and kit for babies and children up to the age of 5. They gift these donations on to local families who are dealing with really challenging circumstances – homelessness, unemployment, low wages and domestic violence.
Their dream is that no child in the capital grows up without essential items of clothing, toys and equipment.
Giving young people, parents and professionals the tools and confidence to challenge bullying and abuse in all forms.
Kidscape works directly with children and families experiencing bullying; they are committed to using the power of education to change lives.
Football Beyond Borders (FBB) is an education charity which uses football as a catalyst for creating change in attitude, performance and aspirations of disengaged young people in our school system.
FBB’s key objective is to re-engage disadvantaged young people with learning and instil pride, belief and hope for the future.
Children shouldn’t have to pay the price of a parent being imprisoned.
By sending a story disc to their children, parents can bring comfort to their children and share the joy of storytelling from behind bars.
Working to enhance the health and social outcomes for children, young people and families living with HIV.
CHIVA has a youth committee of young people with HIV who give a voice to children and young people.
Switchback supports 18-30 year old prison-leavers to make real, lasting change through intensive one-to-one support and real work training.
They stick by their ‘Trainees’ as they move through the prison gate, encouraging and challenging them to take control, enter work and build a more stable life for themselves.
Go Live is a charity dedicated to enriching the lives of disabled and disadvantaged children through theatre.
They use theatre to empower these young people, helping them to reach their potential, broaden their horizons and provide them with new opportunities that would otherwise be off limits.
Create is the UK’s leading charity empowering lives through the creative arts.
Their focus is on engaging the most marginalised participants in inspiring, sustainable arts programmes in areas where provision is poor and engagement in the arts is therefore low.
The Wave Project provide award-winning surf therapy and beach school projects delivered across the UK.
They work with young people, aged 8 to 21, who have been identified as being at risk of or diagnosed with a mental health issue, learning difficulty or physical disability.