Supporting Children and Young People

SupportLine provides emotional support, advice and information to children and young people throughout the UK through their telephone helpline, email, website and postal support.

The service helps those who are vulnerable, isolated and at risk. SupportLine helps to support young people on many issues which include child abuse, bullying, eating disorders, self harm, family and personal relationships, bereavement, domestic violence, anxiety and depression. SupportLine helps young people to increase their self esteem and confidence and to recognize and focus on their strengths and abilities to enable them to be able to cope more easily with difficulties they may face in their lives. Feedback has shown that the service really can make a difference to young people's lives.

The Barbara Ward Children's Foundation awarded a three-year grant to SupportLine to run from 2009 to 2011. This grant will help to provide a firm financial base for the charity which has seen an increasing number of children making contact, often through word of mouth referrals. SupportLine is a classic example of the smaller charities that play such a vital role in assisting those most at risk in Society.

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How to apply for a grant
Complete List of Grants

A selection of grant recipients is listed below. Click on the logo for a link to their website.

Rainbow Trust



Reedham Children's Trust

Ambitious About Autism

PACE Centre

Rainbow Centre

Richard House



Dame Vera Lynn Trust

Bobath Centre

Elizabeth Foundation

Shooting Star

Disability Challengers

Hope House

Every Child

SMA Support UK



The Barbara Ward Children’s Foundation

85 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1AE

Tel: 020 7222 7040 | Fax: 020 7222 6208

Email: [email protected]

Registered Charity No: 1089783 Registered in England No: 4213963