Become a CLAPA Champion

CLAPA is a small charity working hard to support the cleft community in ever-changing and very tough circumstances. We are fighting to keep our doors open for you and your family today as well as for all those families who will receive a life-changing diagnosis in the future.

CLAPA was founded by people who believed if we only worked together, a brighter future was possible for babies born with a cleft. Right now, this future is in your hands. Can you help us be there for every child, adult and family in need?

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Making a donation from a business? This form is for personal donations only; donations from businesses will be refunded. Businesses should make a direct transfer using our bank details and email our fundraising team to let them know.

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Donate through the Charities Aid Foundation

Note: If you’d like a letter of acknowledgement or a certificate for your donation, please get in touch with our friendly fundraising team at [email protected].

How Does Your Support Help?

Aside from the day-to-day costs of keeping a charity like CLAPA online and active, your donation will give our small, part-time team the breathing space to focus on what matters most: supporting the cleft community!

In 2021/22, we…

  • Sent out 10,671 items of specialist feeding equipment to families and hospitals around the UK. We also sent out 733 free Welcome Packs.
  • Matched up 39 people with a trained CLAPA volunteer as part of our confidential Support Service
  • Ran 59 online events through Zoom with 1,049 attendees. Check our most recent events at
  • Ran 10 Facebook Live events with 925 attendees.
  • Shared 22 opportunities to get involved with cleft research with CLAPA Voices.

…and much more!

“If CLAPA didn’t exist I really don’t know how I would have managed from diagnosis 6 years ago till now. It has the most important role for a family expecting a cleft baby. The support is amazing.”

Parent of a child with a cleft

As well as support from our community, CLAPA also relies on the funds it receives from charitable trusts, companies and legacy donations. These funds are in excess of the £25,000 target we need to raise each month from our supporters in the community.

  • Fundraise at Home

    Get creative at home to show your support and raise awareness this year with our range of fun and easy ideas!

  • Facebook Fundraisers

    Facebook take no commission for donations, so everything you donate goes to supporting CLAPA's work! Set up a fundraiser and tell your story today.

  • Fundraise

    From mufti days to marathons, our friendly fundraising team are on hand to help you support CLAPA however you can.

  • Paying in Money

    How to donate to CLAPA or pay in fundraising money by cheque or bank transfer.

  • Other Ways to Give

    Whether you're shopping online or having a clear-out, there are many different ways to support CLAPA every day!

  • Ask Your Workplace

    As a small charity, partnering up with companies can make a huge difference to what we can achieve each year. Find out more about what you can do to help.