The Children’s Foundation was established in 1990 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne to improve the health and well-being of children and young people in the region, which at the time had the worst child-health in the country. 25 years on and we continue to grow and evolve our support in order to tackle the distress, disability and disadvantage our children and young people are faced with. We are delighted to report that through our core projects we have annually reached the lives of over 31,843 children across the North East of England and North Cumbria.

Did you know...

The Children’s Foundation built the Sir James Spence Institute of Child Health at the RVI and the charity is still based there. They fund research into childhood issues and illnesses and support and manage projects that deal with disability, disadvantage and mental health issues of children and young people.

What makes The Children's Foundation different

The Children’s Foundation support a range of projects to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people across the whole of the North East and North Cumbria.

Other ways to support

We are always looking for volunteers to help our busy team here at The Children’s Foundation. From helping out around the office, to making refreshments for runners at the Great North Run we have something to get involve with all year round.


PO Box 2YB, Sir James Spence Institute, RVI, Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE99 2YB