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How to sponsor a child

Sponsoring a child is a lifechanging experience for you and your sponsored child

How to sponsor a child

If you’d like to know how to sponsor a child, but don’t know where to begin, we can help. For £26 a month, sponsoring a child can be a truly heartwarming experience, one that makes a real difference to a vulnerable child in need.

Sponsoring a child is a simple but powerful act. You’ll receive letters and photos from your sponsored child, as well as updates from the community. Meanwhile, we get to work making positive changes in the community, such as installing clean water taps and improving education and healthcare. Together, we help a community in one of the toughest parts of the world, and you see the change through the eyes of one special child.

1. You select a child in need, or let us choose for you

2. Complete our simple signup form

3. Receive a letter from your sponsored child and begin changing their life

Sponsoring a child - step by step

Shemi
“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!”

Shemi

Child Sponsor

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

Sponsoring a child FAQs

  • You can easily sign up to sponsor a child on the Sponsor a Child page 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 one child — the benefits you help provide extends 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

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