Since our launch, we've kept The Child Poverty Action Group as our chosen charity of the month to ensure that we were able to donate significantly once we had gained traction.
And thanks to those who purchased a print, we were able to donate £200.
Below is a reminder of how, now more than ever, families rely on the incredible support that the CPAG give:
As a result of the pandemic, nearly six in 10 families said they are struggling to cover the cost of three or more basic essentials, including food, utilities, rent, travel - 'POVERTY IN THE PANDEMIC' report, 2020, link
Further facts and figures that show the reality of child poverty in the UK are below:
- There were 4.3 million children living in poverty in the UK in 2019-20. That's 31 per cent of children, or nine in a classroom of 30.
- 49 per cent of children living in lone-parent families are in poverty. Lone parents face a higher risk of poverty due to the lack of an additional earner, low rates of maintenance payments, gender inequality in employment and pay, and childcare costs.
- Children from black and minority ethnic groups are more likely to be in poverty: 46 per cent are now in poverty, compared with 26 per cent of children in White British families.
- Work does not provide a guaranteed route out of poverty in the UK. 75 per cent of children growing up in poverty live in a household where at least one person works.
- Children in large families are at a far greater risk of living in poverty – 47 per cent of children living in families with 3 or more children live in poverty.
- Childcare and housing are two of the costs that take the biggest toll on families’ budgets.
- Between 1998 and 2003 reducing child poverty was made a priority - with a comprehensive strategy and investment in children - and the number of children in poverty fell by 600,000.
- Removing the two-child limit and the benefit cap would lift 100,000s of children out of poverty.
- Increasing child benefit would substantially reduce child poverty as well as providing support to all families with the extra costs children bring.
All information & imagery is taken from the CPAG website, please visit here to find out more: https://cpag.org.uk/