The Child Poverty Impact Programme

Social welfare
Young people
Co-ordinating funding
Influencing policy or practice
Joint research
Peer learning
Pooled funding
Emerging opportunity

Aims and activities

Aims and questions

Aims and activities

BBC Children in Need aims to build a national strategic movement to tackle the impact of child poverty by:

  • Providing targeted funding and support to specific locations across the UK using a systemic place-based approach
  • Giving agency to communities to develop and implement their own local solutions to child poverty
  • Championing the voice of children and young people in issues which impact them
  • Building a network of child poverty practitioners to connect and learn from each other, collecting evidence about what works.

Read more about our plans here.

We'd love to hear from other national and regional funders interested in collaborating on this work.

How to get involved

We're seeking to collaborate with other funders looking to develop systemic, place-based approaches to child poverty in the UK. Whether you're from a national charity or a regional funder, we're keen to connect with you to understand how this programme and our shared resources could make a difference for children living in poverty today.

To find out more about the Child Poverty Impact Programme and how your organisation could support this exciting new work, please email John Lowes, Programmes & Partnerships Manager on

Who's involved

Who was involved

Who was involved

We're already collaborating with City Bridge Foundation and The National Lottery Community Fund.

Learning and Resources

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