Sponsor a child | ActionAid UK

For just 65p a day, your sponsorship with ActionAid UK will help a child in one of the poorest countries in the world get access to nutritious food, clean water, health care and education. 

You could help make sure a girl like nine-year-old Welcy from Uganda grows up healthy and happy. Children shouldn’t have to miss out on getting an education. They shouldn’t have to walk for miles to get water, face violence, or go to bed scared and hungry. All children have hopes and dreams, but poverty and injustice can hold them back.

By sponsoring a child, you’ll help us work with local communities to overcome these injustices and unlock a child’s potential. Your support will mean that children in some of the poorest parts of the world can look forward to a brighter future. So the hopes and dreams of girls like Welcy might one day become a reality.

Sponsor a child

Where your sponsorship money goes

80% of your sponsorship gift goes overseas (whilst 20% is spent in the UK on raising awareness and finding more supporters). Of the 80% overseas gift, 70% goes directly to your sponsored child’s community or, if there is an exceptional need such as a life-threatening emergency, another community within their country. The remaining 30% is used to fund other vital work in developing countries, and running child sponsorship so that you can receive messages from your sponsored child, and hear how your gift is changing lives.

Young Bangladeshi girl sitting in alleyway in slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Young barefoot boy sitting alone in a puddle of water in the road in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Clean water
A young girl sitting alone on a railway platform near her home in a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Baby in need of healthcare looking at camera wearing dirty vest

You can be sure we’ll achieve as much as possible with every pound you give us. And you’ll be able to see the difference you’re making through regular updates we’ll send on how your money’s being spent.

It’s amazing to see what a difference such a small amount of money a month can make to a whole community.

Richard Jordan, ActionAid child sponsor


Page updated 12 March 2019