The Global Fund for Children UK Trust

The Global Fund for Children UK Trust

Charity information

The Global Fund for Children UK Trust

GFC transforms the lives of trafficked children, refugees, and child labourers and helps them regain their rights and pursue their dreams. We do everything we can to let kids be kids.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    Millions of children around the world are born into a stark reality: will they work in mines and markets or go to school? Will they be trafficked into slavery or be free? Will they be child soldiers or students? These are staggering choices no child should face, yet around the world millions of children face them. They are virtually invisible to those around them and are forgotten in national policies and programmes. These children have the greatest needs, but too often fall through the cracks.

    The Global Fund for Children UK Trust (GFC) invests in grassroots, community-based organisations that operate under the radar to meet local needs in the most challenging settings. Our Grantees tackle old problems in innovative new ways. They are responsive to local issues, well known and respected, and positioned to reach the most marginalised children in their communities.

    We additionally provide discretionary grants to help rebuild after an emergency or take advantage of new opportunities. We provide organisational support, build regional networks of grantees, and leverage funding from other organisations. All of this mitigates potential risks and builds sustainable grantees.

    Through this approach, grantees typically treble in size over the course of our funding relationship. The children become free to grow into productive, caring members of society, helping their communities break the cycle of poverty. We have reached 8 million children since 1997. Now, we want to reach more.

  • Aims

    The Global Fund for Children UK Trust aims to:

    • Transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children – our uniqueness lies in providing risk capital to organisations and issues that are under the radar.
    • Support sustainable grassroots organisations – pairing flexible capital with expert assistance, access to networks and support from programme staff is integral to our partner’s long term success
    • Multiply impact through influence and leverage – to catalyse exponential change, we bring a spotlight to issues, organisations and results, encouraging others to invest in transformation.
  • Overview

    Established: December 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1119544

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 2

    Phone number: 020 3514 5189

    Address: 1 Fore Street Moorgate London EC2Y 9DT

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  • Reaching the most vulnerable children

    To reach the most marginalised and vulnerable children in the world, GFC works with grassr... More