Royal National Children’s Foundation -
Transforming Young Lives

Royal National Children's FoundationRoyal National Children’s Foundation helps vulnerable children and young people in Britain whose circumstances are seriously prejudicial to their normal development and where no other care is available.

The Charity helps by providing grants and boarding school places for children aged 7 – 18 who have suffered trauma, tragedy or neglect in their young lives.

These are young people who usually have one or no active parents, whose normal development is compromised or threatened by adverse home, school or family circumstances.


  • This situation can arise through the death or serious ill health of one or both parents, divorce, separation or abnormal home conditions.
  • The child will be aged between 7 to 18 years.
  • The most suitable schooling for the majority of these young people will be at boarding school although day school will be considered as an exceptional alternative for children up to the age of 13.


The charity supports cases of social need and not educational preference.

Royal National Children’s Foundation was formed by the merger of the Royal Wanstead Children’s Foundation and the Joint Educational Trust who have worked in partnership for many years. Together, these charities have a history dating back to 1827.


Charity donations kick off on the menu
Former English rugby union legend Rory Underwood MBE is supporting a new charity initiative by Royal National Children’s Foundation (RNCF) «click here» for the full story.

Royal National Children’s Foundation Annual Review 2014
Following our highly successful Annual Conference held at the RSA this year, you may like to view the photographs from the event by «clicking here»

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