Northern Ireland

Each year we help over 2,000 children and young people in Northern Ireland

Buttle 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.


With funding from Big Lottery Fund, Buttle UK has joined with Kinship Care Northern Ireland, to offer an extended package of support for kinship care families. As well as much needed household items, funding can be given towards therapeutic support and leisure activities to help the children settle and feel part of their communities.

Key facts

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