About us

At breakfast time, at the school gates, in the park, and as their heads hit the pillows; it doesn’t matter where they are or what they’re up to, for a whole generation of children – every day is tough. 

We’re here because across the UK there are children finding it hard to cope for an uncomfortable number of reasons. That’s why TLG is all about helping churches to bring hope and a future to struggling children. 

Local churches – that’s the beating heart of TLG. In every town and city across the UK, you’ll find church communities full of ordinary people ready to make an extraordinary difference. As a Christian charity, we're confident in the impact that churches of all shapes and sizes can have in their own communities. 

With our nationwide network of partner churches, we are committed to reaching out to some of the most vulnerable children in the UK. With expertise in school exclusions, emotional wellbeing and holiday hunger, TLG is one of the UK's fastest growing children's charities.

Zainab, former TLG student

TLG made sure that my life did not end statistically how it was supposed to end, it did not follow that path. Even today I remember all the small things they did. - Zainab, former TLG student

Our story

You may never have heard of Great Horton in Bradford. But for us, it’s a really special place – it’s where we were born. Come with us back to 1998 and discover how it all began. Plus, get your hands on our free book ‘Out of the Ordinary’, filled from start to finish with the inspiring story of TLG.

Read the TLG Story

Watch our
short film

TLG short film: No Child Alone

The difference we make

TLG’s network of more than 200 partner churches, 80 staff and 800 trained volunteers is transforming lives for good every day.  Since day one, we’ve supported over 10,000 children and young people and we’re not done yet. 

Click below to discover how we’re bringing hope and a future across the UK:

Read our Stories of Transformation 

See TLG's Impact 

How we help

TLG is all about bringing hope and a future to struggling children. Each of our programmes is different but the common thread is an unwavering resolve to transform lives for good. 


Offering Second Chances

Over 375,000 school exclusions take place every year. TLG Education Centres enable churches to provide vital support for young people facing rejection from the school system.

Learn more about TLG Education Centres


One coach, one child, one hour a week

But what about the children who haven’t been excluded? What about those struggling in mainstream school? TLG Early Intervention equips and trains churches to offer one to one coaching for struggling children in local mainstream schools. Ranging from rock-bottom self-esteem to overwhelming worries, every community has children in desperate need of an adult they can talk to.

Learn more about TLG Early Intervention


Filling the holiday hunger gap

Amongst growing inequality, there are parents struggling to feed their children. Whilst term time gives way for Free School Meals, when the holidays happen millions of children face the possibility of six weeks without a hot meal. TLG Make Lunch helps churches to fill the holiday hunger gap by running lunch clubs to feed those most at need and prevent isolation.

Learn more about TLG Make Lunch

Where we work

Whether you’re part of a city, town or village, TLG programmes can bring hope and a future to struggling children in your community. We have TLG centres in all four nations of the UK. Click below to discover what’s happening near you.

See the TLG Map

Who we are

TLG is led by a team of pioneers, passionate about using their expertise to enable local churches and determined to see the lives of struggling children transformed. 

Meet the team

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