Our Charities - Raise Your Hands | Supporting Small Charities

Our Charities

Small charities are specialists, working in a particular field like HIV or suicide prevention. 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.

Dandelion Time

Restoring Hope to Young Lives

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

A Gift from One Family to Another

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.

Football Beyond Borders

Using the Power of Football

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.

Storybook Dads

Helping the Children of Prisoners

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.

Sport 4 Life

Youth Employment Charity

Creating a better future for young people through sports-themed personal development programmes.

Sport 4 Life UK helps young people (aged 11 to 29) move into sustained education, training and work through sports-themed personal development.

Switchback

London-based Prison Rehabilitation Charity

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.

Grief Encounter

Helping Children Through Bereavement

Providing pioneering services and support to bereaved children, young people and their families.

Rebuilding a new life after the death of a loved one is hard for everyone, but especially for children and young people. Grief Encounter help families address a multitude of challenging issues following the death of a loved one, alleviating the hurt and confusion caused, whilst promoting healing.

Kidscape

Help With Bullying

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.

Mousetrap Theatre Projects

Using the power of the Theatre to transform young lives

Mousetrap are 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 Arts Projects

Create

Sparking Creativity, Igniting Change

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

Changing lives through surfing

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.

CHIVA

Children’s HIV Association

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.