The Katharine Howard Foundation (KHF) is an independent Foundation focused on improving the lives of young children and their families.

Our work is underpinned by a commitment to equality and overcoming disadvantage and to promoting equality of opportunity for all children.

We work with others in identifying their needs, building on existing programmes, making strategic grants and sharing the learning.

KHF aims to contribute to the development of policy and practice, particularly in the early years and family support sectors.


Survey - Universal Children's Day 2018

Universal Children’s Day is celebrated across the world every year on 20 November. The day is all about celebrating the rights and lives of children and young people across the world and Barnardos want your help to decide how to celebrate Universal Children’s Day this year. The survey can be accessed here and is open until 20 April. Please feel free to share. 

Irish Healthcare Centre Awards 2018

Congratulations to all the finalists and to the winners of the Irish Healthcare Centre Awards for Child Health and Wellbeing, sponsored by KHF.

The awards were presented by Dr Noelle Spring, Director of KHF, in the Royal Marnie Hotel in Dun Laoghaire on Friday 09 March. The event was compared by Marty Whelan and addressed by Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, who thanked KHF for sponsoring the new categories.

Further information on finalists

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