Thank you for making Global Fund for Children’s 30th Anniversary Gala a success!

We are incredibly thrilled to share that the One World, One Childhood 30th anniversary gala, held in London on April 30, raised nearly $2,000,000 to power the potential of children and young people around the world. Our work would not be possible without you, our amazing supporters!

We were joined by more than 200 people, including esteemed guests, partners, and supporters who came together to honor three decades of advocacy for the rights of children and youth and invest in our future work.

The evening unfolded amidst the digitally immersive ambience of the unique “Frameless” venue, transporting guests on a journey around the globe where they learned about GFC partners and their inspiring work to create better futures for young people.

Here are just a few of the beautiful moments captured at the gala:


Click here to see more photos from the gala.

A huge thank you to our Gala Committee for all their hard work which made the evening a tremendous success.

Gala Committee:
Caroline Wilson, Co-Chair
Anita Goyal MBE, Co-Chair
Susan Chardy
Julia Hinshaw
Emma Michaud
Brita Fernandez-Schmidt
Harriet Tuohy

We also thank our Corporate Sponsors for their generous support towards our 30th anniversary celebrations.

Corporate Sponsors:
Eversheds Sutherland
General Atlantic
White & Case


We extend our sincere thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery who raised £800,000 for Global Fund for Children’s work. These funds will fuel GFC’s ongoing efforts to empower young people to boldly drive change in their communities and advance their rights.



What’s next:

We will continue to celebrate GFC’s 30 year legacy that began with Maya Ajmera, our Founder, stepping onto a train platform in India and witnessing children being taught by a grassroots organization. Throughout our communications and events this year, we will share more about how GFC has been a trailblazer in the development sector, disrupting norms by providing flexible funding and amplifying the voices of youth leaders and activists. We will continue to spotlight our amazing partners, while echoing our commitment to supporting community-based organizations worldwide, empowering children and youth to realize their full potential, and advocating for their rights.

Stay involved:

You can stay in touch and learn more about GFC by following us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, X, and TikTok and by subscribing to our email updates. We’ll keep you posted on innovative work and inspiring stories from our local partners around the world.


Your GFC gift is needed more than ever and will go to work in the heart of communities where children are most in need. Thank you for supporting our gala and standing with children today.

Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.

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