At Aberlour, we believe that all children deserve to flourish. We are there for children, young people and families across Scotland, helping transform lives for the better. We have a range of services helping 7,500 vulnerable children and families in Scotland’s communities.

Facts about our job

  • We were founded in 1875 and we now have 40+ services across all of Scotland
  • We need to raise over £302,000 every week to provide practical and emotional care and support to vulnerable children and young people
  • We help approx. 7,500 children and families every year

We help over 7,500 children and families across Scotland, however there are many more that need our help and support. We want to reach Scotland’s vulnerable children as early as possible to stop damage being done, before families reach crisis point, before it’s too late. Taking action quickly significantly improves long-term outcomes for children and young people. Our services are tailored to help each child, young person or family to be the very best they can be. We support them to overcome significant challenges like growing up in and leaving care, living with a disability and dealing with the impact of drugs and alcohol on family life. We offer support at the earliest opportunity: giving children the best possible start in life is at the heart of everything we do.Our vision is to transform the lives of the children and families we work with and, through this, contribute to building a fairer and more equal society.

Monthly Donations

  • £5 per month or £60 annually

    Offers after school support to enable a child with a difficult home life to do better at school

  • £7.50 per month or £90 annually

    Helps a traumatised child work through their feelings and improve his sense of well-being

  • £10 per month or £120 annually

    Gives a baby the best start in life by training a volunteer befriender to help a mum with depression and anxiety

  • £20 per month or £240 annually

    Helps a family who have experienced physical and mental abuse get the emotional and practical support they need to thrive