The Charity


STV Children’s Appeal- Official Charity Partner to Pedal for Scotland

2017 was the STV Children’s Appeal’s fifth year as the official charity partner of Pedal for Scotland, a fantastic opportunity to make a difference in the lives of even more Scottish children. We are excited to continue our partnership with this fun and inspiring event and we’re delighted to see even more people decide to saddle up in 2017 and raise money to help combat child poverty in the process.



About the Appeal

Most of us would be surprised and shocked to learn the real extent of child poverty in Scotland. One in five children in Scotland lives in poverty – that’s 220,000 children across the country.

Poverty can mean many things but for children in Scotland it can mean they are going hungry, they don’t have a bed of their own to sleep in and don’t have a warm coat to wear in the winter. The STV Children’s Appeal can make a difference in the lives of these children but we need your help.

We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all the people that have used their pedal power over the last three years to raise money for children and young people affected by poverty.

In just six years the Appeal has raised £13.7 million. This has allowed for 722 big and small awards to be gifted to projects across all 32 local authority areas in Scotland, providing much needed support to over 62,000 children.

STV Children’s Appeal: where the money goes:

  • £20 provides a food parcel for two families – the smaller projects we support have been able to distribute food parcels to destitute families across Scotland
  • £200 provides children’s beds, a washing machine or a cooker for a grandparent who finds themselves looking after their grandchildren because their parents cannot – we help Kinship Care groups who offer support to grandparents who find themselves caring for their grandchildren
  • £500 provides help with housing, employment, and life skills support to young people who are either homeless, in threat of homelessness, or coming out of care – projects we fund offer counselling and support to children who would otherwise drop out of the system.

Since launch in 2011, the STV Children’s Appeal has captured the hearts and minds of the Scottish public and with your help we can make an even bigger impact. We believe we can make a real difference in the lives of those children most at risk in Scotland. We are embracing this challenge further with the STV Children’s Appeal in 2016 – will you get on your bike and join us?


Raise money by pedalling for the STV Children’s Appeal

Your fundraising will help make a difference in the children and young people in Scotland affected by poverty.

When you register to take part, all you need to do is select the option to fundraise for the STV Children’s Appeal and the team will get in touch with you and send you a fundraising guide with top tips and fundraising advice.

 Raise money online

 The easiest way to raise and collect money is by setting up your own fundraising page online. This will help your friends and family to donate quickly and securely.

To set up your page, visit either Justgiving or MyDonate and follow the simple instructions.

If you prefer to use a printed sponsorship form, you’ll find this in the fundraising pack.

Get in touch

As always, the STV Children’s Appeal team would love to hear from you. Please get in touch to share your fundraising stories, let us know how training is going and send us your photos. You can reach us by email or on 0141 300 3772.

Thanks for your support!

The STV Appeal team