Fundraising & General Enquiries

How do I make a donation to Action For Kids?

Donate by card or direct debit.

Have a look at the 'Donate' section for information about the different ways to give.

How is Action For Kids funded?

We rely almost entirely on voluntary donations.

How much is spent on administration/governance?

The costs relating to the governance of the charity are less than 3% of our total incoming resources (0.03p in each pound).

How much is spent on fundraising? 

An issue many people are concerned about is how much of the money they donate to charity ends up helping people and how much goes on Fundraising.

The truth is this is a complex area and depends very much on the individual circumstances of the charity. In our case around 81p in each pound raised is spent on our charitable activities and this compares very favourably indeed to other charities.

With no government funding and very little statutory funding we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations and as a result we have to spend money telling people about our charity and encouraging them to donate to our work at Action For Kids.

Hopefully, you will realise that we cannot acquire these donations for free, but you can be assured we try to keep our costs to the minimum so that we can help as many children and young people as possible.

Please see our Annual Report and Accounts for comprehensive details.

Where will my money go?

Donations received are used to provide a wide range of services to support disabled children, young people, their families and carers.

How can I obtain a sponsorship form for an event?

You can download a sponsorship form from the Fundraising section.

How do I pay in money raised from a fundraising event?

Please write a cheque payable to Action For Kids and send it to:

Supporter Services
Action For Kids Charitable Trust
N8 9BR

Has Action For Kids received any money from the National Lottery?

Yes, the part of the National Lottery that distributes funds to good causes is called the Big Lottery Fund.

We have been pledged more than £294,000 funding from the Big Lottery Fund’s (Big) Reaching Communities programme, which aims to help those most in need and build stronger communities.

We will be using the funding to provide AQA-accredited training alongside internal work experience and work related learning to support young people into work placements and to have healthier, happier lives.

The funding was part of £3.2 million shared between 14 schemes in London.

 The Big Lottery Fund