Every £1 counts for Barnet’s care experienced children this Christmas


Help put a smile on a young person’s face this Christmas by taking part in our Big Give Christmas Challenge!

Live Unlimited was created by Barnet Council to provide opportunities and schemes for looked after children and care leavers beyond the support they receive from the council.

Every £1 donated during campaign week from midday on 30 November to midday on 7 December will help us to continue to deliver schemes which are helping reduce social isolation, improve job prospects and provide new skills to Barnet’s looked after children and care leavers:

We are delighted that we have now reached our fundraising target of £20,000! A massive THANK YOU to everyone who has donated for all your support so far. 

Any further donations will no longer be match funded but you can still continue donate to support a Barnet care experienced young person. Every £1 counts!

Aspire Higher: A careers networking scheme for 16-25 year olds, providing young people with opportunities to connect with industry leaders as well as careers coaching with support looking for entry level jobs, apprenticeships and work experience.

Driving Ahead: A package of 30 hours driving lessons and practical driving test for 17+ year olds. Learning to drive can be a game changer for care leavers, but with the average cost of learning to drive coming in at £1,384 it’s no wonder this life skill is out of reach for most care experienced people. We’ve already helped five people to gain their driving licences and improve their job prospects and have seven more learner drivers taking part.

Outdoor Club: An outdoors activity scheme for 10-17 year olds aimed at getting children outside in the fresh air, connecting with nature, making new friends and learning skills delivered by charity GROW. We want to help them be children again, get muddy, build a shelter, climb a tree, make a fire, feed chickens and most importantly have some FUN!

Where your money will go:

  • £32 buys a driving lesson for a vulnerable care leaver
  • £160 buys five driving lessons
  • £62 buys a driving test for a care leaver
  • £38 buys a two-hour Forest Schools’ activity session for a child in foster care at our Outdoor Club
  • £10 buys the food for 5 children to cook on an open fire at our Forest Schools-inspired Outdoor Club
  • £8 buys pizza and a drink for a care leaver at our network meet-up, Aspire Higher

Thanks so much in advance for your support!