Compassion UK

Compassion UK

Founded in 1952, Compassion is a leading Christian children’s charity.

Our approach to fighting poverty is highly focused and personal. You’ll be connected to and known by an individual child or children as their only sponsors. Through prayers and messages of encouragement, sponsors play a vital role in building the confidence of their sponsored child and affirming their worth in Christ.

Today, Compassion partners with more than 8,000 churches in 25 countries to deliver our proven child development programme to more than 2 million infants, children and youth. Around the world, children, families and entire communities are being empowered to overcome poverty and thrive both now and into the future.

Worldwide, 356 million children live in poverty*. Poverty robs children of their basic rights to learn, play and grow. It’s unacceptable.

Every child born into poverty faces a unique combination of challenges. That’s why our programme doesn’t just care for one area of a child’s life, giving them food or education in isolation, for example. Instead, our holistic child development programme empowers a child to overcome poverty in every area of their lives. We believe caring for a child’s mind, body, heart and spirit is the most effective way to release them from poverty, for good!

Holistic child development means we begin supporting a child in poverty, in some cases, when the child is still in the womb, and it means we go all the way through young adulthood with the child.