Charity (no. 1122062)

Wave 105 Cash For Kids - Dorset, Hants, IOW, W. Sussex & Wiltshire

"Supporting local children through grants, Mission Christmas and emergency appeals (Coronavirus)"

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

- We help children  in the south who need it the most -

Wave 105 Cash For Kids is a grant-giving charity, linked to Wave 105 and we have been helping children in Hampshire & IOW, Dorset and parts of West Sussex and Wiltshire for many years. We are a trusted source for help in the area - often helping  families who have nowhere else to go. Money raised in the area for our grants stays in the local area and only helps children living in the south - Cash For Kids has regional teams that cover other parts of the UK.  



- How we help disadvantaged and vulnerable children -

There are thousands of local children living in poverty, with an illness or disability, or living in vulnerable circumstances and Cash For Kids is here to help.

We work closely with social workers, school support staff, local charities and other organisations who know the children who need help and we can provide support at short notice, if funds are available.

Our Emergency Cash For Kids Appeals have helped thousands of children - families that were struggling to cope before the pandemic, as well as new families whose circumstances changed because of the pandemic. 


We help children all year round and our grants have helped a wide range of children.

We provide the little things - school shoes and dance lessons - but we also help with bigger things, such as grants to local hospitals to buy books to help children understand bereavement and we donated £22,000 for equipment at Southampton Hospital Children's Emergency Department to help distract them during emergency treatment and £3,000  for sensory toys  for Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

- Working with you -

If you want to help local children but don't know what to do, we'll make it easy for you!

If you want to make a difference to as many vulnerable and disadvantaged children near you as possible, then you can! We have strong links with local children's charities, schools and organisations, so if you choose to support Cash For Kids, we will let you know how our money has helped.

Please take a look at the Additional Information section to see a few of the organisations and children we have helped over the years - there are far too many to list so have a look at our website too! 

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What We Do


We have given emergency grants to thousands of local children for food, basic essentials, school uniform and equipment and heating - and we will continue to work with local schools, social workers, food banks and charities to provide support.

If your family is struggling to cope and you need help, please contact our Charity Manager, Sam Tanner by email in the first instance. 

~ Cash For Kids Day  2021 ~

Cash For Kids Day on 14th May raised money to help struggling families, hit by the pandemic and 100% of donations helped those in desperate need. Thank you to everyone who supported Cash For Kids Day!


Wave 105 Cash For Kids gives grants to support children and families who need a helping hand throughout the year. 

- Helping local children -

We help thousands of local children across Hampshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight and parts of West Sussex and Wiltshire via grant applications from local social workers, schools charities and other organisations. We have well established, direct links with hundreds of charities and organisations in the area and we are happy to help you with your grant application. 

- We're happy to help -

If you have a question or would like to discuss your grant application, please phone:

Sam Tanner, Charity Manager on 01489 481082 and she will be happy to help you. 

You can also email [email protected]

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- Help our small team of two! -

We are a team of two (Sam Tanner and Judith Meagher) so we welcome support from individuals and local businesses who are happy to spread the word for us and share our campaigns. In return, we will share regular updates so that you can see how we help children near you.  

We are always grateful to all our supporters who donate money or items for our Charity Auction - we couldn't do what we do without you! If you would like to donate an auction item, please email us.

- Help us to grow our social media footprint -

If you Like and Share our social media posts, you will help to spread the word about Cash For Kids for free and this will help us to reach more supporters and children who need our help.
Please remember to tag us! @Wave105CashForKids  #Wave105CashForKidS


- Become a Charity Champion! -

Support us as a Charity Champion and your money will provide the 'lifeblood' of the charity and support our grants throughout the year.  If you like a challenge,  such as a skydive and wing walk, you can do something amazing and tick it off your bucket list!

- Volunteering and community support -

You can help us in a few simple ways:

  • set up a regular donation to ensure we can help at short notice if we need to
  • donate an auction item and help us to spread the word about our Charity Auction on 30th Sept!
  • organise your own event in aid of Cash For Kids - we can provide everything you need to make it a success


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Additional Info

- Emergency Cash For Kids Appeals -


We are really proud to have supported thousands of children since the start of the pandemic and we are ready to help thousands more with your help.

- How Cash For Kids is supporting children in the south -

Here are a few of the organisations that Wave 105 Cash For Kids has supported over the years:

  • Southampton Hospitals Charity 
  • The Rainbow Centre, Fareham
  • Ashley's Birthday Bank, Bournemouth
  • The Bus Stop Club, Ferndown
  • Wet Wheels, Portsmouth 
  • Kids Smile Centre, Waterlooville
  • Epliepsy Life, West Sussex
  • Integr8

and lots more - too many to list!

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