Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)

Child Poverty Action Group works on behalf of the more than one in four children in the UK growing up in poverty.

A member of staff on the phone in the Child Action Poverty Group office.

Grant type: Support for Children and Young People
Grant amount
: £227,500

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) campaigns for policies that will prevent and solve poverty; and provides training, advice and information to make sure families get the financial support they need. It was set up in 1965, and today works on behalf of more than one in four children in the UK growing up in poverty.

In December 2020 CPAG was awarded £227,500 to fund the work of their Universal Credit London Advice Line, which provides expert guidance for people receiving universal credit. CPAG also used the funding to provide free training for London-based advisors who were new to universal credit and for London organisations without the means to pay for commercial training. This offer was mainly taken up by organisations from underrepresented backgrounds.

We promote the training to Disabled networks, BAME networks… we want to focus on organisations that don’t have the resources to pay for it. The work that CPAG does to support families and other organisations is fundamental to ensuring the well-being and welfare of children across the Uk.

To find out if your organisation qualifies for funding please follow the link in our eligibility checker.