1. Overview

    You could give a good start to a child you care about by investing for their financial future when they're young. Our Children's Savings Plan offers you a flexible and affordable way to invest for a child through the stock market and you can choose from the range of investment trusts that we manage.
  2. Summary of Features

    • No initial or annual plan charges*
    • Invest a lump sum from £100 or monthly from £25
    • No maximum investment
    • Stop and start investing at any time
    • Choose from the range of investment trusts we manage
    Children's Savings Plan

    *There are no initial or annual plan charges. But you will need to pay other charges including stamp duty costs (0.5% on purchases), the dealing prices spread and the cost of managing our investment trust portfolios. You can find further details in our application pack below.

    As with all stock market investments, the value of your investment and any income from it can go down as well as up, and you may not get back the amount originally invested.

  3. At Baillie Gifford you can choose from a range of investment trusts, with each of the fund’s managers all looking further afield for the most auspicious investment opportunities. Many are invested right across the world.
    • Invest by Post

      Our Children's Savings Plan application pack contains all the information and application forms you need to invest.

    • Invest Online

      Our Online Management Service (OMS) is a secure service that enables you to apply for, open and administer a Children's Savings Plan online.

      Please note that a Bare Trust cannot be opened via OMS. A Bare Trust application form must be completed.

    • Investing for Children Guide

      The Baillie Gifford Guide to Investing for Children explains the various ways you can save or invest for a child.  It will explain how you can use investment trusts to invest for a child and how they compare to other savings and investment options.