Sponsor a child | ActionAid UK

For just 65p a day, you can change a life for good when you sponsor a child with .

We are asking for your support to transform the life of a child like four-year-old Assenat, who lives in Gaza, part of the occupied Palestinian territory. 

Thousands of children like Assenat are traumatised from living through years of war and conflict. Thousands more across the world are living in poverty, unable to go to school or even be sure of regular meals and a safe place to live.  

ActionAid believes all children should have an equal chance to thrive. Through our child sponsorship programme we’re reaching some of these children, but we want to help many more. Your sponsorship can make a huge difference to a girl or boy in need — ensuring they have enough to eat, an education and hope for the future. 

We currently offer child sponsorship in Afghanistan, Ghana, Guatemala, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, The Gambia, and Zambia.

As their only sponsor, you’ll have a special relationship with your sponsored child. Sponsor a child today and see for yourself the difference your support can make.

Sponsor a child

Where your sponsorship money goes

80% of your sponsorship money goes overseas to help your child and their community. (20% is spent in the UK on public education and finding more sponsors). And in the country where your child lives, ActionAid works with their community to decide what the money should be spent on.

7-year-old girl Sandrine eating lunch with three other children in Shingiro District, Rwanda


Two boys Chit Phyo, 8, wearing checked shirt and Hein Thus, 9, collect water for their school from a  in a village in the Dry zone (Magway Region), Myanmar(Burma).

Clean water

A group of young girls smiling and hugging at their Happy Homes safe house in Dhaka, Bangladesh where they get education and free healthcare


Smiling girl Kadiatu Sesay wearing blue school uniform sitting at her desk in a classroom at Kola Tree Community School, Western Area, Sierra Leone


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 the 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


Photo credits: Karin Schermbrucker, Greg Funnell, Nicolas Axelrod, Caroline Thomas, Savann Oeurm, Des Willie, Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati, Celia Peterson / ActionAid.