Individual giving

Contributions from individuals like you enable us to continue to give at-risk children the chance to thrive in a secure family environment with the resources they need to achieve their full potential. 

Our team will work closely with you long-term to better understand your interests and direct your donations towards the projects you are most passionate about.
We can partner with you on an individual basis in a number of ways. You could fundraise for us through our sponsored events, sponsor a child or village, make a regular donation, make a philanthropic gift, leave a legacy, donate while you shop, or give in memory.

By supporting SOS Children’s Villages UK you could contribute towards:

  • One or more of our 570 communities for children without parental care worldwide
  • Caring for unsupported children in a specific community or region in one of the 125 countries worldwide in which we operate
  • Our family strengthening programmes, which prevent family separation
  • Emergency relief for children impacted by natural disasters, pandemics and conflicts
  • Child-friendly spaces in war zones and refugee camps worldwide offering children trauma counselling, education, healthcare and a safe place to play and rest
  • SOS Children’s Villages schools and vocational training programmes


No matter how big or small your donation, it will make a huge difference to the lives of the children and families we support. Our fundraising team has partnered with a number of philanthropists to support much needed work around the globe. We will work closely with you to understand your interests and goals. If there is a specific programme or aspect of our work that you would like to contribute towards we will be happy to discuss this with you and accommodate you wherever we can.

Our top priority is always to ensure your donation has the greatest impact and reaches those children in most need, so we will work with you to choose a programme that achieves your aims and goals. To discuss making a philanthropic gift, please contact or on 01223 222 957.

We promise to be transparent

Throughout your relationship with our team we will keep you informed about the impact your donation is having on children’s lives, and be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

SOS Children's Villages UK is committed to using your donations wisely. We promise to be transparent about how your money is being spent, ensuring it is put to the best use in improving the lives of unsupported children. You can find out more about the impact and cost of our work in our facts and figures section and from the links below.