For many parents on low income the joy of having and bringing up a child is overshadowed by the pressure of not being able to afford the basic things that they need. Our grant of £100,000 to Little Village will support families with babies and children under five on low incomes.
The early years of childhood have a huge bearing on the rest of a Childs life and research shows that growing up in poverty can negatively affect future health education and employment outcomes. Little Village are trying to address this by running a baby bank network, collecting, sorting and passing on pre-loved clothes and equipment. Parents are also supported by their guidance team, who offer advice and links to other services. In addition, they work with families to share their stories and campaign to fix the systems that trap them in poverty.
We are delighted to be able to support this vital work and hope our grant can make a real and lasting difference to the lives of those in need.