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Let's work together to change young lives

Why become a Strategic Partner?

Our strategic partners are crucial, they are our eyes and ears and identify the children most in need of help.

Health visitors, social workers, domestic violence refuge staff, teachers and parent support advisors, these dedicated professionals maintain daily interactions with the families we support vulnerable families and let us know the items that will be most life improving.

Interested in becoming a strategic partner for the Link Foundation? Get in touch, we would be delighted to tell you more.  Your involvement can make a huge difference to young lives.

How we get your sponsorship to the people who need it most

  • Step 1

    Receiving your donation

    Every donation, regardless of its size, works to support a child in need. Whether it’s a generous contribution of £1,000 from a local business or a heartfelt £10 donation from an individual, every penny matters.

  • Step 2

    Allocating the support

    Our community partnership team are supporting children on a daily basis. Working together we provide the basics no child should be without.

  • Step 3

    Providing Immediate help

    We are there when you need us!  Essential items are provided within one month of referral. In situations of extreme urgency, we can provide immediate aid to the most vulnerable families.

Our strategic partners tell us

  • 50

    Children we support will have witnessed or experienced domestic violence

  • 10

    Children in UK are sharing a bed or sleeping on the floor

  • 23

    Children we support are experiencing poor mental health

Who are our Strategic Partners

  • Domestic Violence Refuge

  • Social services

  • Schools

  • Family Nurse Partnership

  • Health Visitors

Interested in becoming a Strategic Partner

Please complete our enquiry form and our team will get in touch

Our supporters

Carol Edwards

Best of luck for the Boundary Walk

Jenny Searle

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid
“What a lovely addition the story book is to this campaign. Keep up the Great Work. From All at Bridge Insurance Brokers Ltd"

The Connall Family

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid
"What a brilliant local charity, thank you for all that you do"

Mike Backner

“Keep up the Great Work. From All at Bridge Insurance Brokers Ltd”

Frequently asked questions

How do you work?

Our strategic partners are crucial to our work, they identify the children in our community needing a little helping hand. Each month we accept applications for support for items such as beds, food, uniform, white goods and more.

Health visitors, social workers, schools and partner charities act as our referees.  If you are an individual needing our help, please contact your support worker who will work with you to complete our application form.

How do I apply for help for a family I support?

An application form can be requested by emailing or completing the contact form on this website.

How long does it take for the application to be processed?

The Link Foundation’s trustees meet on a monthly basis to review applications.  The outcome of the application process will be communicated to you within 14 days of the monthly meeting.

If my application has been successful what should I expect next?

If your application has been successful we will provide vouchers to you to work with the family you support.  Further information regarding vouchers, the purchasing process and receipts will be provided when the applications has been successful.

Is there a limit to the number of items I can request?

We recognise that many of the families who need our support are dealing with multiple challenges, including low income, debt and unemployment.

With the cost of living crisis we are receiving an unprecedented level of applications. Please apply for the item that will make the most difference to the child or children you are looking to help.