Each year we help over 2,000 children and young people in Northern Ireland
Buttle UK is recognised and well used throughout Northern Ireland by a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies. We provide, quickly and efficiently, the basic essentials needed by a family or young person in need to live economically, but with some degree of comfort, in their own homes.
As well as much needed household items, funding can be given towards therapeutic support and leisure activities for children from families that have recently fled domestic abuse. In addition, we can offer funding to help remove the material barriers to education and training for young people under 20 as part of our enhanced Chances for Children Grants.
75,000 children in Northern Ireland are growing up in cold and damp homes Child Poverty Alliance
41% of households in Northern Ireland (290,000) said their home was a little or much colder than they would have liked last winter Economic and Social Research Council
34% of children on free school meals in Northern Ireland get 5 or more good GCSEs BBC
Northern Ireland research
What it is really like for children growing up in poverty in the UK in 2019 – Part 1
What it is really like for children growing up in poverty in the UK in 2019 – Part 1 A Buttle UK survey of over 1,200 child support workers
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…
Northern Ireland news
BACK TO SCHOOL: AN UNEQUAL EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN IN POVERTY
Our unique study of frontline child support workers shows how children of less well-off families face multiple issues in fully accessing the state education that is available to them, and are being further disadvantaged at the very start of life.
End Child Poverty releases new statistics
Child poverty is becoming the ‘new normal’ in parts of Britain as fastest rises in poverty hit the poorest areas Impoverished areas see the greatest rises in child poverty Child poverty highest in big cities, particularly London,…
Child Poverty in UK in 2019
The government’s latest child poverty statistics made for interesting, yet grim reading and if anything, posed more questions than answers. There were a number of headline figures that bear laying out and examining further. Absolute…