How to Support
How are you commemorating the centenary of the First World War? We would like to invite you on our journey to the Armistice in 2018 and to become part of our centenary legacy to the nation and beyond.
We are a registered charity in England and Wales and receive no public subsidiary. We aim to ensure young people understand the complexities of war and the vital importance of the sacrifices our forces made 100 years ago, today, and sadly, tomorrow.
Donations of any size are welcomed by Never Such Innocence - these will help our education initiatives reach as many schoolchildren across the British Isles as possible. To donate online quickly and securely please click Donate in the top right corner of the website.
To support, sponsor or get involved with Never Such Innocence please contact Lucy Kentish on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where the money goes
The vast majority of Never Such Innocence’s operations are organised by its committee of volunteers, who are entirely unremunerated. The charity employs one full-time individual, the Operations Manager, and one very part-time Schools Liaison. The charity has few other fixed costs (office space is provided by Cubitt Consulting), all further money goes directly towards funding Never Such Innocence’s initiatives.
Sponsoring the educational programmes
Never Such Innocence’s educational programme seeks to reach as many schoolchildren across the British Isles, and now globally, as possible. A sponsor could gain significant benefits from supporting one of the most comprehensive and far-reaching educational initiatives to be launched during the centenary of the First World War. The 2015/16 awards ceremony was held at the House of Lords and the 2016/17 ceremony will be held somewhere equally special!
Sponsor the poetry, art and music competition 2016/17 - £25,000
The Never Such Innocence poetry, art and music competition invites all children aged 9-16 to submit work inspired by the First World War and welcomes poetry in English, Gaelic or Welsh. Teachers may request hardcopies of the Never Such Innocence resource to be sent to their school for free. The monetary prizes for the competition are split between pupil and school department.
Sponsor the roadshow/s - up to £10,000
To engage local schools and communities with the Never Such Innocence competition we hold a series of roadshows across the British Isles.The roadshows are attended by local schoolchildren and teachers at which they hear about the competition from Lady Lucy French, and a representative from our partner, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, talks about the work of the Commission and encourages schools to seek out their local Commonwealth war graves. Local schoolchildren read poems from the First World War, the competition, and poems they've written themselves. We invite the local great and the good including dignitaries, politicians, representatives of the military, cadets, representatives from educational bodies and groups, and local/regional press. The presentation is followed by tea, coffee, squash and biscuits.
Registered Charity Number 1156148 - Company Number 8680319