England

Over 20,000 children and young people supported through our grants each year

Last year Buttle UK gave out nearly 8,000 grants in England to children, young people and their families. 

The majority of these are for emergency essentials, worth around £300, to help a family or young person in a time of crisis. Most commonly they are for white goods, such as a cooker, washing machine or fridge freezer, or for a child’s bed. Many are delivered though our long standing partnership with BBC Children in Need.

We offer a contribution towards boarding school fees where there is a strong reason that a child cannot remain in the family home and are otherwise at risk of being taken into care.

We are also able to offer packages of support to young people living without the support of their family through the Graphite Capital Bursary Fund. These packages of up to £2,000 are built round the young person’s education, training or employment goals but also offer support towards setting up a home and their social wellbeing, which are vital factors in helping them to suceed in the future.

Through the Anchor Project we support children who have been subjected to, or impacted by, domestic abuse. Here we focus our support on the young person specifically, and not just the parent who has been abused. Packages of up to £2,000 are available for families in the London area.

Key facts

152,910 children living in kinship care in England Estimate based on 2011 census – University of Bristol

69,540 children are looked after by local authorities in England at 31 March 2015 Department of Education

19 months attainment gap between the most and least advantaged children when they start school Department of Education