Runners smile after finishing the Royal Parks Half Marathon for War Child.

Get involved

Music, Gaming, Shop. There are lots of ways you can ensure a safer future for children living through war, get involved in some of them here.

We are stronger together. 

Conflict affects 1 in 6 children across the world, and to date, more than 40 million children have been forced from their homes because of it. One child impacted by war is one child too many.

Your support means we can reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out and stay to support them through their recovery - keeping them safe, helping them learn and cope with their experiences, and equipping them with skills for the future.

You can help us be there for children who need us most when they need us most.

Ways to get involved

There are loads of ways you can get involved with War Child. Help us ensure a safe future for every child living through war.
Fan smiles watching performance as part of War Child's BRITs Week.

Join us at a gig, buy a record, partner with us

For over 25 years we have been working with artists, labels and the music industry to release records and put on unforgettable shows. With event series such as BRITs Week and Day Of The Girl, to new music initiatives including War Child Records and The Right To Dance, there’s something for everyone to get involved with.

Gamers cheer as they play football gaming tournament for War Child.

Partner with us, stream, play

We have been working with the gaming community for over 15 years to raise money for our life-changing programmes. From buying and playing games to becoming one of our gaming partners, find out how you can help to protect children affected by conflict.

Shop for Good

We have teamed up with our friends from the creative industries to offer an array of products, including bespoke homeware and limited-edition prints, as well as the opportunity to buy virtual gifts and one-of-a-kind experiences.

Every purchase on Shop for Good will go towards ensuring that we can be there for children whose lives have been torn apart by war.

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Our supporter promise

We are committed to fundraising in an honest and transparent way and will always respect our supporters and their decisions.

Children playing in one of War Child's early childhood development centres the Central African Republic.

Where your money goes

We want you to feel confident that we are spending your money wisely and in a way that will have the most positive effect on the lives of children affected by conflict.

Child running in front of building damaged by conflict in Mostar, Bosnia.

Our history

War Child was founded in 1993 by filmmakers David Wilson and Bill Leeson, along with social entrepreneur Willemijn Verloop, who were horrified by the violence and ethnic cleansing they witnessed in Bosnia.