Since 1993, War Child has been working with children impacted by conflict to keep them safe, give them an education, equip them with skills for the future, and stand up for their rights.

They provide ‘safe spaces’ for childhood to be reclaimed, and where simple pleasures like laughter, playing and dancing can be rediscovered.

Striving for childrens’ right to community, freedom, identity and self-expression is crucial to War Child’s work in the field, and are values shared by underground music scenes worldwide, built through collective support and strength.

This universal connection is at the heart of The Right To Dance, a new fundraising model from War Child that reframes the idea of a donation, through the shared values and collaboration of the underground music community. Your support in joining this movement will help improve the lives of the children War Child works with across the world.

About War Child

War Child UK is the only specialist charity for children affected by conflict. For more than two decades we’ve been driven by a single goal – for no child’s life to be torn apart by war.

We aim to reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out, stay to support them through their recovery and give them the chance for a better future.

One in six children now live in a global conflict zone. They are vulnerable, traumatised, exposed to violence and abuse, and are missing out on years of education and opportunity.

To give children affected by conflict the best possible chance to recover and thrive, our work focuses on:


When a conflict hits, we create safe spaces for children to play and to protect them from war.


We provide emergency trauma counselling to help children heal from their experiences and provide accelerated education for missed schooling.


We work with communities to give them the best possible chance to rebuild their lives and prosper long into the future.

How Will This Help War Child?

The money raised from The Right To Dance will help War Child protect, educate and build a future for tens of thousands of children affected by war across Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq and Yemen.

In 2020 our programs impacted:

171,992 children, young people, and adults

80,582 women and girls

For every £1 we spend:

89p on running our programmes to help those affected by war and advocating for children's rights

11p on charity administration and allows us to fundraise and be more effective.

Our focus is, and will always be, delivering the best possible support to the children we exist to serve. By becoming a member of The Right To Dance, you can make a huge difference to the lives of children that we work with.

Donate Differently. Stand up for children impacted by war through a music-led fundraising movement.