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How to sponsor a child

It's simple. You transform a life - and a whole community.

Sponsoring a child

Personally inspirational, globally impactful.

Becoming a Child Sponsor means changing the world through a heart-felt connection with one child, a connection that will delight and enrich you both.

We create a specific plan to transform the life of a child.

Then together, we help a child in one of the toughest parts of the world.

We provide you updates every step of the way.

Sponsoring a child - step by step

“I would say to someone who is thinking about sponsoring a child - go ahead and do it, it is the most life changing thing ever!”


Child Sponsor

Because of our community-focused solutions, for every child you help, 4 more children benefit, too. 


  • You can easily sign up to sponsor a child on the Sponsor a Child page or by calling our Supporter Care Team on 01 498 0800

  • World Vision has had a Child Sponsorship programme for more than 70 years, we pair donors with a vulnerable child who needs protection and empowerment.

    Child Sponsorship brings much needed change to more than just one child — the benefits you help provide extends to each child's family, their community and other children in need. 

    This is because World Vision partners, plans and works alongside local community members to help build healthy, sustainable communities for vulnerable children in the world’s hardest places. Learn more about how Child Sponsorship works. 

  • All of World Vision's work begins with listening to communities in need. Community leaders work with us to identify the most vulnerable children and families who will benefit from Child Sponsorship.

  • We work with national governments and other international agencies to identify the regions and communities that are most in need and where the most vulnerable children live. We then meet with community leaders and the wider community to gain a greater understanding of the challenges and the opportunities that exist for them and we develop a long-term plan together, to break the cycle of poverty. Find out more about how Child Sponsorship works. 

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