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Change their life. And their whole community from £26 per month.


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Boy 5 years old

Your donation will change the life of your sponsored child and help transform their community.
Donations over £26 per month will go towards funding our wider work overseas or in the UK.


To achieve lasting change in the child’s community, Child Sponsorship is a minimum monthly donation of £26. Please click here to donate a smaller amount towards our work with children living outside a Sponsorship programme.

For £26 a month, you will join our incredible community of child sponsors who, like you, are dedicated to giving the most vulnerable children a brighter future.

Your monthly donation will be pooled with those of other sponsors to ensure consistent support for your sponsored child and their community, as well as other sponsorship communities around the world.

This means your donations go much further, helping more children going hungry or without access to clean water. Children missing an education. Children at risk of forced child marriage or abuse.

Because of our community-focused solutions, for every individual child you help, 4 more children benefit, too.

What will my child sponsorship achieve?

From just £26 per month, you’ll help provide education, food, protection, healthcare, income and empowerment.

Scroll through to read all the ways in which your sponsorship will help the world’s most vulnerable children.

What will I get when I sponsor a child?

You'll get to know your sponsored child through letters, photos and regular updates. You can watch as you transform the life of a child, bringing food, shelter and safety to them and their local community. You can watch as they achieve their dreams.

Scroll through below to learn more.


What child sponsors say

When Shemi had her first son, Adam, it made her want to do something for other children without the same opportunities as him. Her sons watched Rachael grow up letter by letter, rushing to open the envelopes, each time amazed at the transformation.

I would say to someone who is thinking about sponsoring a child - go ahead and do it, it is the most life-changing thing ever!


Child Sponsor

Do something incredible today

There are children all over the world that need your help. Our child sponsorship programmes help not only the most vulnerable children, but their family and community too.

Why sponsor a child with World Vision?

We’ve spent 70 years helping to improve the lives of children around the world, and over that time, we’ve established a highly effective, community-led strategy for lasting change. Inspired by our Christian faith, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children in the world’s most challenging environments fulfil their potential.

Stories from sponsored children

These people, across the world, have had their lives transformed by their sponsor.

Now, alongside World Vision's work, they are helping to transform their local communities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • World Vision has had a Child Sponsorship programme for more than 70 years, we pair donors with a vulnerable child who needs protection and empowerment.

    Child Sponsorship brings much-needed change to more than just the sponsored children — the benefits you help provide extend to each child's family, their community and other children in need. 

    This is because World Vision partners, plans and works alongside local community members to help build healthy, sustainable communities for vulnerable children in the world’s hardest places. Learn more about how Child Sponsorship works. 

  • The donation you give doesn't go directly to your sponsored child or family. 

    For maximum impact and efficiency, your monthly donations are combined with those of other sponsors to ensure consistent support for your sponsored child and their community, as well as other sponsorship communities around the world. This means your donations go much further.

  • We work with communities for ten years or more, and we only move out when we're sure the community are ready to stand on their own two feet, continuing their development without us. Your sponsorship will usually last until your child reaches the age of 18 or leaves education. But it also depends on how long we've been working with that community. 

    We'll keep you updated throughout your sponsorship when we're planning to move on from your child's community. If the project where you are sponsoring comes to an end, or you child moves on for any reason, we'll let you know and give you the opportunity to continue your sponsorship journey with a different child who needs the support of a sponsor.

  • If your circumstances change and you need to stop sponsoring a child, you can do so at any time. If you are thinking about cancelling your sponsorship, please get in touch with us, as there may be other ways in which you can continue your support. The child you sponsor will continue to benefit from the changes in their community and we will do our best to find a new sponsor for them. 

  • All of World Vision's work begins with listening to communities in need. Community leaders work with us to identify the most vulnerable children and families who will benefit from Child Sponsorship.

  • We work with national governments and other international agencies to identify the regions and communities that are most in need and where the most vulnerable children live. We then meet with community leaders and the wider community to gain a greater understanding of the challenges and the opportunities that exist for them and we develop a long-term plan together, to break the cycle of poverty. Find out more about how Child Sponsorship works

Contact us to learn more about Child Sponsorship

Whether you have further questions about child sponsorship or want our help finding a child to sponsor, we’re always on hand to help. To contact us, you can call our Supporter Care Team on 01908 84 10 10 or if you’d prefer, email us at supporter@worldvision.org.uk.

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