Child Health Futures - ways to donate

As a registered charity, our mission is to transform child health through knowledge, innovation and expertise. With the support of our donors, we promote and support excellence in child health research, advocate on public health issues and act as the voice for infants, children and young people.

Whether you're a member or not, we welcome your donation no matter the size! There are many ways to support us - from a one-off donation or regular giving to leaving a gift in your will. We also welcome conversations with organisations about partnerships.

We look forward to hearing from you.

What you'll support

Our donors’ generosity is essential to help us reach our mission to transform child health through knowledge, innovation and expertise. Your donation - however large or small - will support projects and activities in a range of College programmes:

  • Children and young people engagement 
  • Research for better child health outcomes
  • Influencing health policy for the benefit of children and young people 
  • Education and training of the paediatric workforce 
  • Global child health

We welcome donations from both members and non-members who want to support our work.

Make a one-off donation

If you'd like to donate to RCPCH, thank you! Remember that if you pay income or capital gains tax in the UK you increase the value of your donation to us by 25% through a Gift Aid declaration. It allows us to claim back tax paid on the donation, which we can then put toward the College’s projects.

You can make a one-off donation through Virgin Money Giving.

Make a donation

If you'd prefer to donate offline, or would like your donation to be directed towards a specific College programme, then contact us on to discuss the options.

Fundraise with a challenge event

Taking part in an organised event such as run or swim? Consider fundraising for RCPCH!

Or, would you like to arrange your own sponsored event, such as a a quiz night or coffee morning?

These are great ways to spread the word about the important work we do while raising vital funding. You'll be making an impact on the lives of children and young people throughout the UK and across the world.

You can set up a fundraising page through Virgin Money Giving.

Give regularly

As a regular donor, you'll continually help us improve health outcomes for children and young people. These donations allow us to plan future projects.

You can set up a monthly donation through Virgin Money Giving.

Set up a monthly donation

Another option is payroll giving. This is a simple and tax-efficient scheme that allows you to make a regular donation directly from your salary. Your donation is calculated after your National Insurance contribution but before income tax is deducted - so effectively your donation costs you less. For example, each £1 you give will cost a standard rate tax paper 80p and a higher rate tax payer just 60p. Here are more examples.

Donation amount Cost to standard rate tax payer Cost to higher rate tax payer
£25 £20 £15
£50 £40 £30
£100 £80 £60

If you're interested, ask your employer if they are enrolled in the Payroll Giving scheme. If they are, choose the regular/monthly amount you would like to donate to the College and your employer will take it from there. 

Leave a gift in your will

As a charity, we strive to create a healthier future for children and young people across the UK and the world. By choosing to leave us a gift in your will you can have direct impact on their future wellbeing.

A past legacy enabled us to set up the Child Research Fellowship Fund, which will fund research to advance the science of paediatrics and ultimately, improve the health and wellbeing of children.  If you wish, your legacy can be used in a specific programme of work or project the College runs, or you can leave an unspecified gift which will allow us to direct funds to areas of particular need or priority - explore our programmes.

We strongly recommend you take full professional legal advice when creating your will or bequest.

Find out more about leaving a gift in your will or email us

Develop an organisational partnership with us

We're open to developing partnerships with other charities, professional organisations and corporates whose goals are aligned with our own. We're currently partnered with Newlife, The Charity for Disabled Children, on a joint clinical research fellowship award in childhood disability.

We value working together to undertake research, health policy and educational projects, which will ultimately improve child health, both nationally and internationally. 

To discuss a potential partnership, contact us at

For charitable trusts and foundations

If you are a trustee, or have links with a charitable trust, foundation or other voluntary funding body, we would really appreciate you considering supporting us. We will work closely with you to identify a specific project or area of funding, which aligns with the trust or foundation’s aims, and keep you updated regularly with the valuable work the RCPCH is doing. 

To discuss the options, please email us on

Privacy notice

For information on how we process your data in relation to donations or fundraising, please see our privacy notice - fundraising.

Donation acceptance policy

Our acceptance and refusal of donations policy, dated December 2019, describes our key principles, which type of funder we will, or may, accept funding from and criteria for support of different College activities. 

You can download this policy below.