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 – they are 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.

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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 1,100 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

We know there's no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to education. TLG Education Centres enable churches to bring vital support for disadvantaged and excluded young people at crisis point in education. 

Learn more about TLG Education Centres


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