All of our members who have helped champion safeguarding by investing in initiatives to keep people safe are highlighted in purple.
SUPPORT members – building internal safeguarding systems with support from FSC
CONNECT members – learning together as part of a diverse network
One of FSC’s first ever members is a grant-making organisation working to tackle violence against children globally. With a deep belief in the importance of keeping people safe, the organisation took up a SUPPORT membership with FSC in March 2021 with the main aim of finalising its organisational safeguarding policy and ensuring safe practices were embedded across all aspects of their work.
The organisation felt they were able to jump relatively quickly from having no policy to having a cutting-edge policy that works well for them. and they have been able to create space for and hold critical conversations on safeguarding with their team, Advisory Board, as well as grantee partners. They feel positive about having raised the profile of safeguarding in their work.
“We have constant and immediate support from FSC about any questions or concerns we have about a safeguarding issue or our policy. The best thing about FSC is that its approach is always about the organisation and the context. It has to work for the organisation. We find this extremely valuable and feel lucky that we were amongst the very first FSC members.”
We have made joining as easy as possible and you can find all the information you need below.
There are three levels of membership with FSC and the first one is completely free to join.
Our CONNECT membership includes:
This membership option is free but we welcome voluntary contributions from funders who wish to support the work of FSC. It’s up to you if and how much you want to contribute.
CONNECT members have the option to commission additional technical support and consultancy, which will be arranged using a separate contract from the membership agreement.
“Some of these questions [raised by others] can be like an early warning system – we hear about issues that we hadn’t even considered, and it helps us get prepared.””
– FSC member
Our SUPPORT membership includes all the benefits of the CONNECT membership, plus:
Up to 10 hours of technical support from the FSC team who can provide a space to talk through any safeguarding questions you may have and provide information and resources on keeping people safe. You will have the opportunity to identify solutions that are relevant, realistic and that align with your values for your organisation.
The SUPPORT membership requires a membership contribution of £1000/$1400 per year.
If you require more than 10hrs, you have the option to commission additional technical support through a consultancy agreement with FSC. This can be arranged at any time during your membership.
Our INVEST membership includes all the benefits of the CONNECT membership and the 10hrs of technical support included in SUPPORT membership plus:
Opportunities to invest in initiatives to strengthen safeguarding globally, either individually or in collaboration with other FSC members. The FSC team would be happy to discuss this and help you explore these investment options.
INVEST members who champion safeguarding through grant funding to FSC are not required to pay any additional membership contributions.
“[The] training, support and consultancy have been excellent and invaluable. It has helped us grow in confidence and to develop/implement our safeguarding policy and grant making practices.”
– FSC member
A member of the team would be happy to chat to you if you have specific questions and would like to know more about the network. Please email us at [email protected] to arrange a call.
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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