Give your children’s future a jump start.

Investing for children

Everyone wants the best for their children. So why not get real investment expertise working on their behalf?

Our Investment Plan for Children offers an easy and flexible way to use our extensive investment expertise to capture the growth potential of the stockmarket. It offers a choice of companies, ranging from ‘core’ UK companies to those with more adventurous strategies investing across Asia, all using our disciplined investment approach.

Investors should review the relevant Key Information Document (KID) available in the company literature section prior to making an investment decision.

The abrdn Investment Plan for Children offers:

  • Lump sum minimum of just £150 (per trust) or £30 per month (per trust)
  • No initial plan charges – only annual management charges and stamp duty on share purchases*
  • Freedom to stop and start contributions whenever you like, without penalty
  • No fixed investment term – but a medium to long-term view is recommended



Almost anyone can invest in the Plan** – including parents, grandparents and family friends. Proceeds from the Plan can be used for any purpose you wish. You could use it to help provide for childcare while a child is young - or school fees as they get older.

You may prefer to invest over the very long term, building up a lump sum for when they reach 18 or 21 – perhaps to help pay for university, a deposit on a first home, or towards the cost of a wedding.

In short, whatever you are planning for a child’s future – our Investment Plan for Children is designed to help.

*You will also incur the dealing costs represented by the difference between the buying and selling price of an investment trust’s shares (the ‘bid-offer spread’). This ‘spread’ varies from trust to trust, depending on supply and demand in the stock market.

**subject to certain criteria being met. Please see the terms and conditions in the brochure and application forms for more details.

Investor helpline

Although we can't offer financial advice, our Investor Helpline is here to answer any questions. If you need personalised guidance, we strongly advise that you speak to a qualified financial adviser.

Due to issues caused by the global situation with COVID-19, we may take longer than usual to answer phone calls. Please bear with us and accept our apologies for any inconvenience. If you have a general query which does not require the use of your personal information, please e-mail us at Alternatively, to message us securely and manage your account online, please click here.

Investor helpline

0808 500 0040

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Risk warning

Risk warning
The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may get back less than the amount invested. Please refer to the relevant Key Information Document (KID) prior to making an investment decision. Please be aware of scams that can affect investors.