Over 20,000 children and young people supported through our grants each year
Last year Buttle UK gave out over 13,000 grants in England to children, young people and their families.
Many of these were common, everday items such as white goods like cookers, washing machines or fridge freezers, or our most frequently awarded item: children's beds. Last year we awarded 2,231 childrens beds in Engalnd alone.
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, as part of our Chances for Children grant programme are for up to £2,000 and are built around the young person’s education, training or employment goals. They 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 these grants we also 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. These packages of up to £2,000 are available for families throughout the UK.
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
Turning Points is an economic impact assessment that demonstrates the rationale behind Buttle UK’s Chances for Children appeal, which aims to raise £10 million over the next five years with the longer term aim to raise £20…
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…
No cribs, no beds: Homeless at Christmas
As the nights draw in, the cold and wet evenings lead many of us to think about those less fortunate than ourselves. Probably the issue that contrasts with holiday cheer the most is homelessness. Homelessness is more than the simple stereotype of…
Need for beds by area
National breakdown of the number of children without beds Buttle UK estimates that 400,000 children across the UK are living without a bed. There are no publically available figures on the number of children that need a bed. Buttle UK…
Refuges at Risk
Domestic abuse is one of the most pernicious and pervasive forces in the UK today. On average, two women each week in the UK are killed by a partner or former partner. Over 28% of all referrals to Buttle UK last year made reference to domestic…