Skip Content

Who We Are

Buttle UK is named after Frank Buttle, a remarkable man whose hard work and personal sacrifice helped to establish our grant programmes, which have been helping children and young people in need across the UK since 1953.

We do this by providing practical solutions that give children a fighting chance in life.

Direct support is based on individual need, either to overcome immediate crisis or ensure the best possible chance of a successful education. A grant could be for a bed so a child no longer has to share with a sibling, and has a better night's sleep to help them concentrate in class. Or to fund a place at boarding school for a 13 year old with alcoholic parents, where they can get the structure and support missing at home.

We also look at more strategic ways to improve the life chances of those we help, by influencing opinion formers, policy makers and practitioners. We do this through research projects, as well as initiatives like our Quality Mark for Care Leavers in Further and Higher Education.

Through all this work our goal is to give more children and young people living in poverty the power to shape their own future.

Find out more about the Buttle UK team