About us

TLG: Bringing hope and a future for struggling children

We’re here because across the UK today, there are thousands of children who are struggling to cope. Poverty, trauma and exclusion cast long shadows, and for too many the future feels hopeless. TLG is all about helping churches to bring hope and a future to children facing heart-breaking challenges.

As a Christian charity, we’re confident in the difference that churches of all shapes and sizes can make in their own communities. In every town, you’ll find church communities full of ordinary people ready to make an extraordinary difference.

Alongside our network of partner churches, we are committed to reaching out to the most vulnerable children in the UK and seeing hope spread. With expertise in emotional wellbeing, food insecurity, and a crucial understanding of trauma-awareness underpinning all we do, we're seeing thousands of lives transformed for good every year!

Jump to:  Our story The difference we make How we help Where we work Who we are 

Joe, aged 8, supported at a TLG Make Lunch club

I feel happier now. My mum and dad don’t have to worry about us, what we’re going to do. It's just a joyful experience really - Joe, aged 8, supported at a TLG Make Lunch club

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

We are TLG

The difference we make

TLG’s network of more than 250 partner churches, growing staff team and thousands of trained volunteers is transforming lives for good every day. Since day one, we’ve supported thousands of children and young people - 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. 


One coach, one child, one hour a week

All over the UK, children are struggling in school for all kinds of reasons and many families are suffering without hope. Some children may be struggling with a lack of confidence, have no positive role models, or just need an adult to talk to. TLG Early Intervention gives the church a practical solution to support children, families and schools in their community.

Learn more about TLG Early Intervention


Filling the holiday hunger gap

The scale of holiday hunger is huge, with over 1.5 million children receiving Free School Meals and millions more children living in poverty. It poses an urgent question. What happens to the children in your community during the thirteen weeks of the school holidays? For too many, the food runs out. TLG Make Lunch enables and equips churches to bring hope to struggling children through holiday lunch clubs.

Learn more about TLG Make Lunch

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

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