Creating Hope for Families - Changing Lives

by CATHOLIC CHILDREN'S SOCIETY (PLYMOUTH) in Newton Abbot, Devon, United Kingdom

Creating Hope for Families - Changing Lives

Total raised £30

raised so far

+ est. £7.50 Gift Aid



We support all families living in Devon, Cornwall and parts of Dorset. Our Annual Appeal is the biggest fundraiser of our CCSP calendar.


Please CREATE HOPE FOR FAMILIES AND CHANGE LIVES for vulnerable children and their families by donating today to the Catholic Children's Society (Plymouth) 2023 Annual Appeal.

CCSP help families through our: -

  • Essential Grants Programme
  • Pro-active Parenting Programme
  • Good Shepherd Programme
  • Rainbows Bereavement & Loss Programme

When families are struggling to put food on the table, warmth in their homes and clothes on their children, they are not prepared for when something goes wrong.  A broken cooker is an unwanted expense for anyone, but for those struggling with circumstances such as sudden illness, bereavement, redundancy or eviction, it may mean the need for an expensive loan and the risk of spiralling debt.

Our CCSP Essential Grants Programme aims to prevent an immediate crisis from threatening the stability of family life, by allowing us to purchase the essential items that parents and carers could otherwise not afford for their children.  Each application is reviewed by a panel of our Trustees and is based entirely on need.


  • £50 for school shoes for two children
  • £100 for a single child's bed and mattress
  • £160 for a new washing machine or an electric cooker


In 2022, we were overwhelmed by the number of applications we received to our Essential Grants programme, which we always knew would continue to rise as it has been doing since the start of the pandemic.  We received 396 applications compared to 314 in 2021, 219 in 2020 and 178 in 2019 and we envisage the number of families looking to us for our help will only continue to rise as the costs of living are becoming too much.  At present we have had to put a maximum limit on the amount of grant funding we can approve each month, as we simply cannot continue to approve the number of requests for support.

Please support this year's Annual Appeal if you can.


Registered Charity No. 282803

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