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+44 (0) 1732 369303 Kisumu Children Trust - 1 Thorpe Avenue Tonbridge Kent TN10 4PW

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I want to Gift Aid my donation and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past 4 years to Kisumu Children Trust.

I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year, it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

Please notify us if you want to:

1. Cancel this declaration,
2. Change your name or home address
3. No longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.

If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

Gift Aid:
    Please tick the box to say that you are happy to receive correspondence from us which we need in order to send you information about your child. You can change this permission at any time.*

One-to-One Sponsor a child Scheme

This is the one-to-one scheme when you sponsor a child, whereby the Trust keep the sponsors updated with the child’s / young person’s development and, if desired, correspondence between child and sponsor takes place.

sponsor a child

We encourage you to write at least twice a year but you can write as often as you like. All mail should be sent to our office address and will be forwarded by the sponsorship co-ordinator. Normally you can expect a letter from your sponsored child once or twice a year – these may be written by a project worker on behalf of the child as many of them don’t yet have a good grasp of English. Letters from Traditional Sponsors will be given or read directly to the child.


Spotlight Scheme

In this scheme, an ‘aspect’ or ‘specific focus’ of the children’s needs are supported rather than selecting to sponsor a child specifically. You may choose to write if you wish, and your letters will be put up on a notice board for all the children to read. You will not receive a personal reply.

The categories from which to choose are:

– Education and Training
– Health and Community
– Spiritual Development
– Leisure and Creativity
– Staffing and Service Development

How will I be kept in touch with my sponsored child or special interest?

Each year, both one-to-one “sponsor a child” Sponsors and Spotlight Sponsors should receive:

At least one report or letter on the progress/development of your Child or chosen Spotlight.

A quarterly Newsletter (Email or Postal)

A monthly prayer e-mail which is available on request.

An annual letter and an invite to our AGM


How much is it to sponsor a child?

There is no specific amount although we do ask for a minimum of £15 per month because we restrict sponsorship to one sponsor per child so that the child and the sponsor can have a good relationship and form a close bond. But, in answer to how much is it to sponsor a child, it actually costs around £150 per month to feed, clothe, care for and educate each child so the more you can offer each month towards that amount the more secure their future. We make up any shortfall from other fundraising where we can.


How to sponsor a child

It is very easy to sponsor a child. You can sponsor now by completing our online form above right or by contacting our office on office@kisumuchildren.org.uk or by phoning us on 01732 369303. The monthly sponsorship amount that you offer will come out of your account by direct debit on the day of the month which you select. You can continue to sponsor your child for as long as you want to until they leave our care but that doesn’t mean to say that your relationship needs to end there! Meet our children here and see the children who currently need a sponsor. Just let us know which child you would like to sponsor. If you would like to sponsor a particular age of child or maybe a girl when we have no girls in need of sponsorship at present then just phone us and let us know. There are many more community children living in their own homes that we know and try to support for who would love to have a sponsor!


More Infomation

Please download our PDF fact sheet with the additional information to consider when sponsoring a child.

Sponsor a child now by completing the form above right OR contacting our office on office@kisumuchildren.org.uk or phoning us on 01732 369303.