Sponsor a child

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


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Girl 4 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.

Through Child Sponsorship, you'll be paired with a child in need. 

When you choose to sponsor a child, you can change the lives of children living in the world’s toughest places. Children at risk of forced child marriage. Children going hungry or without access to clean water. Children missing an education.

Sponsor a child today.

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.

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

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

  • You can easily sign up to sponsor a child by choosing a child above or by calling our Supporter Care Team on 01908 84 10 10.

  • 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. 

  • 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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