Our vision for 2022 through 2026 outlines a bold path forward that centers children, youth, and their communities as drivers of systemic change.

In 2021, GFC embarked on a journey to articulate a new vision to guide our future work. We reflected on our 25-year history supporting community-based organizations working toward transformational change with and for young people. We listened to the ideas of those who are closest to our work, from our global team members to youth and community leaders across the world. We also scanned the broader field for insights and trends.

The resulting vision unites us around the same principles that have inspired our work from the start – including trusting grassroots leadership and transforming power in funding relationships – while also pushing GFC to emerge as a vibrant, global hub with children, youth, and communities leading change.

Our five-year vision incorporates three core principles of shifting power, wellbeing, and interconnection, which underpin all that we do. Our two guiding stars of community-driven systems change and children and youth as leaders and changemakers keep us focused and give our work clear direction. And our five strategic priorities of connect, influence, learn, nurture, and sustain further shape our objectives as we chart a course through growth.


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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