From January 2024, QSA will be hosting 4in10, a campaigning network of 400 London organisations working to address child poverty. Following the closure of Children England, 4in10’s previous host, QSA stepped forward to offer a supportive home to ensure that the network can continue to campaign to improve the lives of children living in poverty.
Our two organisations share a longstanding commitment to tackle inequality and poverty.
QSA is an independent charity founded 150 years ago by Quakers and delivers practical solutions for people experiencing the multiple and varied impacts of poverty, while 4in10 coordinates communications, research, and campaigns to call for poverty-free London, with a special focus on children.
Judith Moran, QSA’s director, recalls the enthusiasm behind QSA’s bid to secure this partnership with 4in10:
“When QSA was interviewed as part of the selection process for the new host for 4in10, the observation was made that we were very enthusiastic about the prospect! We are indeed enthusiastic and deeply honoured.
There are so many wonderful people and organisations seeking to address and redress issues of child poverty. 4in10 support them to collaborate, to learn from each other and to amplify their voices to enact change. QSA, as a charity with over 150 years of experience in tackling poverty, fully endorses this approach. Together, we are indeed stronger.”
Katherine Hill, Strategic Programme Manager of 4in10 says:
“4in10 London’s Child Poverty Network, is delighted that QSA is to be its new host. QSA, with its long-standing history of working to tackle poverty and systemic injustice, is perfectly placed to support our work to campaign for a child poverty free London. We look forward to getting to know our new colleagues and working alongside them on these important issues.”
4in10 is funded by Trust for London and City Bridge Foundation, who approved QSA’s selection as the network’s new host. You can find out more about 4in10’s work here.