The North East Child Poverty Trust was set up in 2014, to drive fundraising activity in support of local and regional projects which address child poverty. It was established by four long-standing members of the North East Child Poverty Commission as a way to address some of the challenges identified by the Commission and others working and living in the North East.
The Trust does not deliver services itself or provide support directly to individuals. It undertakes fundraising activity and commissions or funds organisations that work with children and families to carry out work in three key areas:
Research to support the alleviation of child poverty
Working with young people affected by poverty
Shaping services for families in poverty
It is an important principle that the work of the Trust is informed and shaped by young people affected by poverty. Through its work, the Trust aims to provide a route for young people to engage with and influence policy makers within and beyond the region.
You can find out more about the North East Child Poverty Trust and its current projects on its website.
Work has to be a better route out of poverty. Most poor children have a working parent.