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Sponsor a child and change a life

Sponsor a child today and give them life-changing support including food, education, health-checks and the care of local church. Child sponsorship with Compassion is a unique relationship where you bring real hope and lasting change to a child’s life. Sponsoring a child for £28 a month will change a child’s life – for good.

Sponsor a child today and give them life-changing support. Child sponsorship with Compassion is a unique relationship where you bring real hope. Sponsoring a child for £28 a month will change a child’s life – for good.

Jhon Davinson Rivas Hernandez

Waiting for 12 months
9 years old
Jhon Davinson Rivas Hernandez

Rhevner Shem Leonor

Waiting for 12 months
7 years old
Rhevner Shem Leonor

Karol Sofia Vaquero Guerrero

Waiting for 5 months
4 years old
Karol Sofia Vaquero Guerrero

Deibin Julian Gallardo Arevalo

Waiting for 9 months
3 years old
Deibin Julian Gallardo Arevalo

Ezequiel Saldaña Ortega

Waiting for 6 months
7 years old
Dominican Republic
Ezequiel Saldaña Ortega

Soundarajan Dayashanan

Waiting for 42 days
9 years old
Sri Lanka
Soundarajan Dayashanan

Klifino Maningkas

Waiting for 12 months
10 years old
Klifino Maningkas

Uthai Ak-arawan

Waiting for 42 days
9 years old
Uthai Ak-arawan
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Got questions? Call our friendly team on 01932 836490 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

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See how child sponsorship can change one life

As a child, poverty began to speak to me, I felt I was nothing, that I didn’t matter … nobody cared to know my name”

I got the news that a young lady, Heather, she was just 15 years old, a teenager, she had decided to sponsor me. I cannot find the words to describe the joy that filled our home. ‘Richmond you’ve got a sponsor, you can now go to school.’

Why your child sponsorship support is effective

For just £28 a month your child sponsorship will …

Empower one child to overcome physical, spiritual and emotional poverty, for good.

Ensure one child receives nutritious meals, regular check-ups and the support of local church community.

Give one child in poverty the education support they need for a brighter future.

Why choose Compassion UK for sponsoring a child?

Compassion child sponsorship works

Independent research Dr Bruce Wydick, Journal of Political Economyshows Compassion-sponsored children stay in school longer and are more likely to grow up to be employed and leaders in their churches and communities.

14-18% more likely to have salaried employment as adults.

30-75% more likely to become leaders in their communities.

27-40% more likely to finish their secondary education.

Excellent stewardship

Compassion is committed to excellent stewardship and is registered with the Fundraising Regulator. We conduct regular internal and external audits in our field offices and in the UK.

In financial year 16/17, for every pound given in child sponsorship donations.

88p spent on charitable activities 80p directly benefitting children in poverty
8p support costs

12p spent on fundraising and finding the next sponsor

66 years’ experience advocating for children

Compassion has been trusted charity since 1952.

Direct one-to-one child sponsorship

The child you choose to sponsor today will directly receive the benefit of your sponsorship support.

Church-based child sponsorship

We run our child sponsorship programme exclusively in partnership with local churches who fully understand their local communities.

What will your sponsorship donations actually change?

For £28 a month, you’ll directly provide your sponsored child with:

  • School uniforms and resources
  • Medical check-ups and nutritional meals
  • Vocational training to equip them for the future
  • The support of the local church where there are opportunities to hear the gospel
  • Letters from you translated into their language
  • A unique relationship with you that brings real hope and positive change

How child sponsorship works

Our church partners reach the children in the greatest need.

Staff who know their communities inside out identify the children most in need of your sponsorship support. Children are given help regardless of their backgrounds or beliefs.

We start searching for a sponsor, like you.

Once registered in the Compassion Programme, we look for one sponsor to support each child.

One Compassion sponsor starts to empower one child.

When you start sponsoring, your donations will immediately begin to support your child's education, health-checks and development. You enable your sponsored child to go to school and church-based Compassion project.

The cycle of poverty is broken!

Compassion-sponsored children are empowered to live free from poverty and bring change to their families and communities.

Sponsors exchange letters with their child.

As sponsor you'll exchange letters and cards with your sponsored child, getting an insight into their world and the difference you're making to their health, happiness and development.

Child sponsorship and me

More than 86,000 people sponsor a child through Compassion UK. Once you choose to sponsor, you too can begin to share in joy of bringing hope to a child in need. You can join the thousands who’ve chosen to take a stand against child poverty.

We would encourage anybody to sponsor, it’s so easy to spend £28 on coffees, magazines and treats without really thinking about it. But for the same cost each month you could change a child’s life and make a real difference, not only to them but their whole family. — Paul and Linda Coleman, Norwich

My husband and I sponsor two children with Compassion. Compassion is a tremendous organisation providing direct, vital services to children and their families. The impact trickles down to the communities they live in as well. I’d encourage others to sponsor a child – it’s an opportunity to give what you can and connect with someone in a special way. — Charlotte Maslin-Knight, Model and Compassion UK Ambassador

We started sponsoring Louis five years ago. Thanks to sponsorship with Compassion, he’s being kept healthy, receiving an education and enjoying just being a child. Louis is a big part of our family. We write letters, share pictures and get regular news about how he’s growing and developing. My children see that we as a family can make a difference. — Kate, Kent

Compassion child sponsorship is a beautiful way of connecting us to our global neighbour and reminding us that loving the poor is at the core of the gospel. — Andy Hawthorne, Founder and CEO of The Message Trust

We had the opportunity when we went out to the Dominican Republic to go to our sponsored child’s Compassion project. I remember asking the project administrator , can I see Darwin’s sponsorship file. He pulled it down from the rack and there it was – two pencils, so much, half a pound of rice, so much, two pairs of socks, so much. — David Woods, Surrey

So what next?
How to sponsor a child

Begin your child sponsorship journey today by finding a child on our website who is waiting for a sponsor. You may also be interested in following guides:

Your FAQs

Some of the questions you may have about sponsorship.

It costs £28 a month to sponsor a child with Compassion and bring them real hope and lasting change. Your sponsorship will provide a child born into poverty with life-changing support including food, education, health-checks and the care of local church.

If you are an existing sponsor, the sponsorship rate will increase on 1 April 2020.

Compassion’s bank details are:

Bank Name: Barclays Bank Plc
Bank Address: Tunbridge Group 9, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom, LE87 2BB
Account Name: Compassion UK
Account No: 50268321
Sort Code: 20-93-32
IBAN: GB59 BARC 2093 3250 2683 21

Please ensure you use your Compassion reference number if you make a direct transfer in to our account and email us at info@compassionuk.org to let us know you have made a deposit.

When you sponsor a child, you lift a burden from an entire family. Parents are released from financial pressure as one of their children is guaranteed an education, nutritious meals and health check-ups.

What’s more, by empowering and educating one child, you bring change to a family. Sponsored children share what they learn with their siblings and parents. We regularly hear stories of children teaching their parents and siblings to read or how to practice good hygiene in the home.

You can also call our friendly team on 01932 836490, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.

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