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Every donation we receive helps us fight for children on the streets of Tanzania, India and the UK. But larger gifts help us make an even greater impact where it’s needed most.

Having access to significant donations, of £5,000 or more, means we can secure our longer term plans and make the investment needed to get new projects off the ground.

It means we can change more children's lives. For good.

Read on to find out more about making a large one-off or regular donation.

What we offer philanthropists

  • Dedicated key point of contact from our Philanthropy Team
  • A choice of how your donation is used.* You can either leave it to us to use your donation wherever the needs are greatest, or you can give to a specific programme or area of work 
  • Invitations to our Annual Supporter event to see the impact of your gift on the overall strategy and operations of the charity as well as meet other supporters and members of the Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team 
  • Tailored proposals 
  • Regular reporting back on the impact of your donation
  • The chance to see our projects first hand* 

*dependent on the level of investment 


If you are interested in making a major gift to Railway Children, please call Helen Shepard on 01270 757 596 or email

How your money could help

Trusts and Foundations

Support from charitable trusts and foundations provides vital funding for our work in Tanzania, India and here in the UK. 

From helping to rescue street children in India to providing crucial intervention work to vulnerable children in the UK, trusts and foundations have provided valuable support for our work. 

If you are a trustee, or have links to a trust or foundation which might be interested in supporting children at risk on the streets, we'd love to work with you. By building strong partnerships we can achieve positive change for some of most vulnerable children on the planet. 


Our dedicated Trusts and Grants Manager, Pauline Medovnikov, will be happy to provide you with more information on the ways we can work together to help children at risk on the streets. Please call Pauline on 01270 757 596 or send an email to 

What our partners say

"ECF have been supporting Railway Children's work since 2013, funding projects in both India and Tanzania, and we have found the team to be passionate, well informed, great at communicating and always satisfy our reporting requirements. We think they are doing important work with and for the children and young people on the streets of India and Africa. We would certainly recommend them to other foundations."

Sally Cornish, Trustee, Evan Cornish Foundation.

Khusi was 13 when she ran away from an abusive home. Distressed and overwhelmed at Darbhangha station, she faced immediate danger. But we changed that. We made Khusi safe and settled her back with family.

George smiling

George was just seven when his mother died and his happy home was destroyed. He ended up on the streets of Mwanza. But we changed that. We found George sleeping in a bus stop, tracked down his grandparents and gave him a home.


Find out more about Railway Children's impact, our finances and our work here.