Sponsor a Child

Where does my sponsorship go?

The money you send will directly benefit your sponsored child. Your money will pay for your sponsored child to get an education, and will also cover the costs of their food, clothing and medical care.

How does it work?

At the start of the process, you will receive a photo and details of your sponsored child, including family background, history and their aspirations for the future. Every year you will receive a report on your child’s progress at school and further photographs. In addition, you will receive our yearly newsletter.

Can I send letters and gifts?

Because you are sponsoring a specific child in our care, you will be given an opportunity to develop a genuine relationship. Many families exchange regular letters with their sponsored child and, although not all are able to speak or write English, and therefore will need some help, every sponsored child greatly enjoys writing to their adopted ‘uncle or aunty’ and receiving a letter in response. Sponsors are also very welcome to visit their sponsored child or children in India.

How long does sponsorship last?

We make a commitment to support our children through primary, secondary and higher education until they are able to secure a good job and live independently. Most sponsors continue their support up to this point. However, you are free to cancel your sponsorship at any time.

What is Gift Aid?

If you are a UK taxpayer, we are able to reclaim the tax already paid on your donation. This means for every £1 you give, we can claim an extra 25p, making your gift go so much further without costing you a penny more. So, please ensure you tick the Gift Aid part of the form.

Can I sponsor for less than the amount shown on the form?

Yes. The suggested amount represents the average cost of caring for and educating each child. However, we greatly value every contribution.

Please note that some children may have more than one sponsor, especially those in higher education, where the costs are significantly higher.

What do I do now?

Please complete the Child Sponsorship Form attached and send it to:

Kings World Trust for Children, 1 Stonehill Cottage, Wilsons Road, Headley Down, Hampshire GU35 8JE, UK. (Tel: 01428 712365).

If you have any questions please contact kwtc@haslemere.com