The Global Fund for Children UK Trust

Reaching the most vulnerable children

To reach the most marginalised and vulnerable children in the world, GFC works with grassroot organisations to transform 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.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1110544)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£40,000

Amount raised

£64,402

Donations

19

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

  • From the bottom of my heart, thank you for giving me hope.

    — Ngait, age 17 (GFC beneficiary in the Philippines)

  • From the bottom of my heart, thank you for giving me hope.

    — Ngait, age 17 (GFC beneficiary in the Philippines)

Situation

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.

Solution

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. With GFC’s support they become sustainable long-term. As a result, GFC reached 1 million vulnerable children in the past year. Now, we want to reach more.