Our values

We believe that even the smallest donations can have a big impact and should therefore go directly to the children we help. This is why we do everything in our power to keep administrative costs down.

We are open and transparent

We really value the money, time and commitment our supporters give to our cause. This is a constant reminder to us that our role is to always ensure that their money donated goes directly to the cause for which it was intended.
Equally importantly, we like to connect our donors with the projects that they support, taking them on a journey which not only enriches their perspectives, but also enables them to see the difference they are making to children’s lives.

“I support Hope for Children because I know that the money I donate is helping children in both the Philippines and Uganda receive an education through their Walk to School Programme. They are honest, open and transparent about where they spend my donations.”
Chris Hughes, founder of Brand Events Ltd and a Hope for Children supporter.

We make a positive difference

We pride ourselves on the difference we are making to thousands of children’s lives. Each day we know that the money from our donors really is helping to empower and equip children and their communities to make real and lasting change.

Since founding our charity we have always employed local people within the community. This has gained us respect, trust and love from communities which have, and continue to benefit from our support.

“Hope for Children has really made a huge contribution to our community. They have cleared rubbish, built a new drainage system, educated the women of the slum and provided children with a place at school. We trust Immaculate Kiiza and her team because they walk amongst us, and always treat us with respect.”
Peter Odong, Community Leader, Namuwongo, Uganda

We make the most of your donation

Of course every charity has operational costs and for this reason we constantly monitor our running costs to ensure that the largest percentage of donations goes directly to the children and communities we help.

Founded as a voluntary based organisation with only a small but dedicated team of employees, we always go to extraordinary lengths to keep running costs down and maximise every pound donated.

“We believe that even the smallest donations can have a big impact and should therefore go directly to the children we help. This is why we do everything in our power to keep administrative costs down.”
Dr Bob Parsons OBE, founder of Hope for Children

We work better together

Working in partnership is at the core of every one of our projects. It is important for us that the whole community has a role to play in enriching children’s lives. For this reason we are very active in collaborating with local partners to implement our work.

By joining our efforts with local initiatives, and by sharing knowledge and learning, we know we do make a real and lasting difference.

“Hope for Children is a partner that wants to develop partnerships beyond projects. It is interested in our sustainability. It has contributed to the growth and relevance of my organisation and recognised our independence as an organisation.”
Paul Alitia, Peace for Children Africa

We won’t stop until the job is done

Our work is ongoing, you will not find us just coming into a community and building new infrastructure and then leaving the community to themselves. Our staff in the field ensure that we work sustainably within all the communities we have worked in.

An example of our long term commitment is the role we play in the Borella Day Care centre in Sri Lanka, which was the first project to be fully funded by Hope for Children in 1994. To this day we are still working on this project, ensuring the next generation of children get the childhood they deserve.

“Hope for Children’s work with partners is a commitment to bringing change to the lives of children. It’s about being spontaneous and reactive, but also planning a journey of intervention which sometimes can last over many years working closely with and for the communities we serve.”
Murielle Maupoint, Chief Executive, Hope for Children