Sponsor a child | ActionAid UK

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

Your support could transform the life of a child like five-year-old Louise in Haiti. Children like Louise, living in the world’s poorest places, are especially vulnerable when natural disasters strike.

Your sponsorship will help with the basics like food, shelter, clean water and education for a child in need. And in the long term, your support helps that child and their whole community grow and thrive, giving them hope for the future.

With ActionAid sponsorship, you’re the only sponsor that child has. So you will have a very special relationship, and get a unique insight into their life.

Sponsor a child today and see for yourself the difference your support can make.

Sponsor a child as a gift

You can even sponsor a child as a gift for a friend or family member. Just tell us a few details and we'll set everything up for you.

Sponsor a child as a gift

Where does my sponsorship money go?

80% of your sponsorship money goes overseas. (20% is spent in the UK on public education and finding more sponsors). And in the country where your child lives, their community decides 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

How sponsorship helps children

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