Register today to Live Below the Line

Live Below the Line 2015 takes place from 27th April  - 1st May.

Could you to live below the poverty line for one week? Take the challenge with us and change the way you think about poverty.

What is Live below the Line?

During the Live Below the Line five day challenge, over 40,000 children will die of malnutrition. It shouldn’t be like this. The world produces enough food for every child. Today, Unicef is doing more than anyone to stop children suffering from hunger and dying from malnutrition.

The challenge is to buy all the food and drink you need to survive for five days with just £5 (£1 per day). There are no specific rules on what you can and can’t do, it’s really up to you about how strict you want to be (e.g. using oil, or spices etc).

Think you can't do it? Get some top tips from Unicef UK staff or hear Tom Hiddleston share his experience of Live Below the Line.

Get sponsored by family members, friends, and co-workers to live below the line, raising donations for Unicef’s work for children. You'll gain first-hand insight into the lives of people living below the poverty line and have the chance to make a difference with the donations your raise.

How do I join in?

Step 1. Register

Register now on the Live below the Line 2014 website, where you can set up your online fundraising page to help you raise donations, and access loads of materials to help you plan. 

Step 2. Read about the charity challenge from our past participants

Over the past two years, over 2000 people in the UK raised an incredible £226,000 in donations for Unicef’s work for children.Watch this video diary from Unicef UK staff members and this one by British actor Tom Hiddleston to find out about their experiences and reflections from the charity challenge. We have plenty of resources to help you plan and fundraise for donations.

Step 3. Recruit your friends, and get fundraising

Make sure you tell your friends about the charity challenge you've set yourself. It's easier to do as part of a group, so see if you can get any of your freinds or family to sign up too. Be sure to tell everyone about your online sponsorship page to help raise donations and consider writing a blog to update them on how you're doing. 

What are you waiting for? Sign up now

If you would like to know more about Live below the Line, please feel free to get in touch with us via email at or via telephone on 0300 330 5580.

Here are some great charity resources to help you out:

Charity fundraising activities ©UNICEF
1.2 billion people live below the line every day. Could you?©UNICEF