OMEP Children’s Fund

What is the fund?

The OMEP UK Committee set up the Children’s Fund in 1990 to support projects which directly benefit children in the United Kingdom and overseas. Since then, over £7,000 has been raised in donations and distributed to projects in this country, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Through the Children’s Fund OMEP provides financial support to small projects in
Britain and abroad which are aimed at providing better opportunities for children
and their families. In recent years this has included items like play equipment,
building materials, crèche provision in situations as varied as India, South Africa, the
Philippines and for UK families visiting prisoners.

Who can apply?

Any voluntary group of children aged 0-5 years who are sponsored by an OMEP UK member.

What kind of projects are eligible?

So far the fund has helped to provide

  • teacher training
  • parent education
  • play equipment
  • building materials
  • creche provision
  • materials for literacy projects


How does it work?

The fund provides assistance towards:

  • the financial cost of a project
  • provision of materials

If you have a project in mind, contact the fund co-ordinator below.

How much can I ask for?

The maximum depends on how much is in the fund at the time. Small projects up to £150 are approved by the Children’s Fund sub-committee.

Larger projects, up to £500, are subject to approval by the full National Executive Committee.

Want to find out more?

If you want more information then please contact The Secretary at