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It’s an effective and ethical way for you to make an immediate and lasting improvement to the lives of the world’s poorest children

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child Sponsorship FAQs

We ask for a minimum donation of €22 a month, which works out as €5.50 a week or €0.73 a day, although many of our sponsors choose to give more.

This monthly amount means that we can achieve lasting results from your sponsorship. 

When you sponsor a child your contributions benefit the whole community in which the child lives, rather than directly to the child you are sponsoring. Your contributions are pooled to support a wide range of programs in your sponsored child’s community. More than 80 years of experience have taught us that helping families and communities become self-sufficient is the best way to secure the child’s future.

Plan International has been protecting and promoting children’s rights for over 80 years. 

In 2018, for every €1.00 donated we spent 94 cent on charitable activities to support programmes benefitting children and families. 

In 2018 we were nominated for a Good Governance Award, which recognises and encourages adherence to good governance practice by non-profit organisations in Ireland.

We have achieved the Triple Lock standards from Charities Institute Ireland as we produce audited accounts, adhere to good fundraising practice and are compliant with best-practice standards in how we are governed. 

Trust and transparency are important to us and we invite you to look through our annual review and financial statements.

Absolutely! If you write to your sponsored child, they’ll write back to you! Writing to the child your sponsor is one of the most rewarding aspects of sponsorship. 

When you first sign up to be a sponsor we’ll send you a welcome pack with a photo of your sponsored child and information about them and their community. This will be followed by a letter or drawing from your sponsored child, which you can respond to. You’ll receive annual updates and photos, so that you can follow your sponsored child’s progress and find out more about the activities that Plan International is supporting in their community.

Become a child Sponsor

Child sponsorship is an effective and ethical way for you to make an immediate and lasting improvement to the lives of the world’s poorest children.

When you sponsor a child, your contribution goes straight to the heart of that child’s community and beyond. Your sponsorship ensures your sponsored child has the chance to go to school, to eat a healthy meal each day, to be safe and healthy and to have a roof over their head and food in their belly. But more than that. Sponsorship allows us to leverage more funds. Respond to crises quickly and effectively and ensure that your support goes so much further.

Become a child Sponsor

Child sponsorship is an effective and ethical way for you to make an immediate and lasting improvement to the lives of the world’s poorest children.

When you sponsor a child, your contribution goes straight to the heart of that child’s community and beyond. Your sponsorship ensures your sponsored child has the chance to go to school, to eat a healthy meal each day, to be safe and healthy and to have a roof over their head and food in their belly. But more than that. Sponsorship allows us to leverage more funds. Respond to crises quickly and effectively and ensure that your support goes so much further.

The power of your sponsorship

Your sponsorship will fund life-changing projects in your sponsored child’s community – projects that will help children access their basic rights.

Health

Education

Water

Protection

Food