The Red Hen Project

Help us transform a child's life

Our family workers transform lives. Simple. We work intensively with 30 families at any one time, providing practical help and support.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 20 December 2019 to 12:00 AM, 20 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1072190)


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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)


United Kingdom


Cambridge is well-reported as the most unequal city in England. We operate in the socially and economically disadvantaged areas of North Cambridge - an area where there is often a reliance on welfare and social care. This can perpetuate the cycle for many families in our community; creating a ‘poverty trap’ for future generations. We aim to break this cycle, by encouraging and supporting families from dependence to independence, through a range of strategies and activities.


Our mission is to create a supportive and self-reliant community where children can take advantage of every opportunity to contribute fully to society and fulfil their lives. We provide early intervention through one-to-one family support in the home deliver our services in the heart of the community, and with the support of the community co-operate and collaborate with other charities, voluntary bodies and statutory authorities