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.
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
Turning Points Report
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Crisis Points Report
We have been working with nkm (Mayhew Harpers Associates Ltd), a leading research consultancy in administrative data, since February to analyse 10 years worth of data from our database. This represents 125,000 grant applications…
Increase in baby victims of domestic abuse
Recent analysis of our grant-giving has shown a staggering growth in the number of young victims exposed to domestic abuse with figures showing that the number of grants awarded to families affected by domestic abuse rose by 22% between 2015…
Local authorities unwilling to “break the cycle”
Buttle UK has been supporting disadvantaged children, especially those on the edge of the care, for over 60 years. One of the ways we do this is to fund places at boarding schools, where we have seen how it can offer immediate relief from their…
Children’s health in UK falls behind
A report has been published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, arguing that poverty is one of the main causes of child health problems in the UK. A 'slowing of progress' has meant that the UK has now fallen behind…