The Childhood Trust's new campaign to target food poverty in London

11 January 2019

The Childhood Trust has launched a new matched fundraising campaign to help charities provide more meals throughout the year for children and young people struggling with food insecurity and food poverty.

The Big Dinner
is offering grants to charities in the form of matched funds to provide meals for thousands more disadvantaged children across London. The offer of funding is open to all charities that provide or would like to provide meals and snacks to disadvantaged children or re-distribute food to projects that support children.

The fundraising campaign will run for one week from the 10-17 April and operate in the same way as The Childhood Trust’s Summer Give and Christmas Challenge campaigns. The Childhood Trust’s campaigns, which are operated in partnership with The Big Give have raised £4.46m in the last 12 months for 178 projects supporting disadvantaged children in London. 2018’s one-week Christmas Challenge raised £1,919,674 for 75 projects.

Applications for charities to join The Big Dinner campaign open on 14 January 2019. Stage 1 Application Deadline: 1st February. Charities interested in participating should apply and register their project via


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