Can you fund my project, organisation or charity? No, Caudwell Children only makes donations to individual children, with the exception of our pledge to the NSPCC.
Can you donate an auction lot or raffle prize? We do not keep a stock of either, and most of the items that we receive are used for our own fundraising.
Do you fund individual cases? Yes we do. To qualify for funding the child must be 18 or under, have an illness or disability and live in the UK. Click to read about Caudwell Children's Core Services and how to apply.
Where do you have to live to qualify for funding? Caudwell Children is now a national charity, so anyone who lives in the UK and fits our criteria can apply.
Do you means test? We do not set a ceiling level for income, but we do look at the financial situation of the family. We take the household expenditure and the cost of the item requested into account. The only exception to this is for children in foster care.
What can you fund? We make a huge variety of donations, which include therapy, treatment, dying wish holidays and specialised and mobility equipment. For further information please read about Caudwell Children's Core Services or about children we have helped.
How do I apply? All applications must be made on one of our application forms. These can be via our online application forms, downloaded from this web site or you can request that we post one to you by calling 0845 3001348 and leaving your name and address, (please spell out any difficult words) or by emailing
. Please click here for more detailed information.
How can I volunteer for Caudwell Children? We have various Volunteering opportunities at Caudwell Children - please click here for more information.
How do I make a donation? We are grateful for any donation, no matter what size. You can send us a personal cheque, or charity cheque made out to Caudwell Children, to Caudwell Children, Minton Hollins, Shelton Old Road, Stoke on Trent. ST4 7RY. Alternatively you can pay by credit or debit card. Please click here for more detailed information.
What is Payroll Giving? Payroll Giving is a way of donating to Caudwell Children through your company's payroll department. Your donation will be made directly from your wages, so when you get them, the Charity donation will already have been deducted. Your payroll department will then send your donation on to us by whatever means is most appropriate for them. We benefit even more by getting the tax you would have paid on your chosen donation e.g. the Charity received £5.13 for a £4 net donation per month (for a normal rate tax payer). Click to find out more about Corporate Fundraising.
What is Gift Aid? If you pay tax and make a donation to Caudwell Children, we can claim Gift Aid from the Inland Revenue. This means that for every pound you donate, we get an extra 28 pence. To allow us to do this you must tick the appropriate Gift Aid box on your sponsorship form or relevant paperwork.
How can I leave a legacy – what wording should I use? Leaving a legacy is simple – just inform your solicitor that you wish to leave a legacy to Caudwell Children and they will advise you on the correct wording to use. Click here to read about ways to donate to us.
Who is Tweaky?
Tweaky is our lovable mascot, who was drawn by Minnie Hawley in a competition to design a new logo for the Charity. Tweaky regularly appears in our Smile newsletter and has had many exiting adventures travelling around the world.
Can I use the Charity's logo? Please contact our Design department on 01782 600 267 .