Our Bio

CRY | Care and Relief for the Young is an international Christian children’s charity with the mission to empower children in the world's most disadvantaged nations to rise beyond poverty under the leadership of local champions. To fulfill our mission both now and in the long term, we concentrate our efforts on three specific strategies.

1) Children's projects

We collaborate with native initiatives to empower children to rise beyond poverty in over 30 nations, mostly across the Global South. These partnerships encompass a wide array of organisations, including children's homes, schools, Churches, children's centres, pediatric clinics, and beyond. You can find out more about these projects here. Through these partnerships, we provide essential aid, including food and basic necessities, to children. However, we believe that meeting physical needs alone is not sufficient for a child to truly rise beyond poverty. Comprehensive, holistic support is required. We are particularly drawn to projects that focus on empowering girls, improving mental health, supporting refugee children, and enabling education.

2) Learning and Development

We provide learning opportunities to our partners in the Global South through third-party agencies, internal training, and by organising forums and conferences. When organising conferences and forums outside of the UK, our philosophy involves CRY organising the events while they are 100% led and delivered by our local native or long-term overseas partners. This approach ensures a grassroots, nuanced understanding of the nation's dynamics, cultures, and the needs of the children in these communities. You can read the latest report from our Education Forum in Kenya here.

3) Raising the next generation

We raise the next generation of charitable workers in the UK and beyond through various initiatives aimed at empowering youth. This encompasses our flagship programme, the CRY Leadership Academy, designed to provide a transformative gap year experience for individuals aged 18 to 25. You can find out more about this initiative here.

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Care and Relief for the Young (CRY)
Sovereign Place
Upper Northam Road
Hedge End
SO30 4BZ

Contact Details:


01489 788300

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