Coronavirus has thrown all our lives, our communities and the UK into an unprecedented crisis.

Families who were already struggling now find themselves unable to afford food and basic essentials.

Before Coronavirus hit, there were already over four million children in the UK locked in poverty. 

Now, vulnerable families in all our communities have reached breaking point. They need you now more than ever.

Action for Children works with some of the most vulnerable children and families across the UK. With 476 services in communities across the country, the charity helps more than 387,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers a year.

We are supporting families to cover the cost of basic essentials such as food, nappies, cleaning products and gas and electricity.

Donate now and help us support our most vulnerable families to pay for the essentials.

Donate now to the Emergency Coronavirus Appeal.


The Emergency Coronavirus Appeal will help us provide the essentials to the most vulnerable families we support across the UK and those potentially affected in the future.  In the unlikely event that we raise more money than can be reasonably and efficiently spent, any surplus funds will be used to help us prepare and respond to other crises our vulnerable families may face.

Why choose Action for Children?

We protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives.

Prefer to donate over the phone?

A short call could make all the difference to a child's life. If you have any difficulties or prefer to donate over the phone please call us.

Call: 0300 123 2112

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