The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present unprecedented challenges for children and youth worldwide. Through its COVID-19 Emergency Response & Recovery Fund, Global Fund for Children is issuing immediate grants to the community-based organizations keeping them safe.

The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating vulnerabilities for children and youth worldwide, and GFC’s partners are at the heart of community responses. As the pandemic took hold, these local organizations pivoted to providing emergency hygiene kits, critical food supplies, and accurate information to children and families. More than a year later, they are stepping up to support young people affected by the economic fallout and unsafe situations caused by the pandemic, while searching for new ways to deliver key programming with limited resources.

In response to these immediate and long-term challenges, GFC launched the COVID-19 Emergency Response & Recovery Fund in March 2020. To date, we have issued $627,000 in emergency grants for 135 partners, but needs continue to grow.

Donate to support children affected by the coronavirus.

GFC’s community partners are uniquely positioned to protect children and youth during a crisis. Your support will provide these organizations with the immediate resources they need to keep children safe and healthy during COVID-19 and will build their long-term capacity to support children who are most at risk in the long recovery period ahead.

Learn more
  • Our partners: Meet the GFC partners that have received COVID-19 emergency response grants [Jan. 2021]
  • Our survey data: See survey highlights on the impact of COVID-19 on GFC partners [Nov. 2020]
  • Our response: Read our special feature about community responses to keep children safe during COVID-19 [Oct. 2020]
Read the news
  • Global statements: Read a reflection on youth and hope for the future from Managing Director Hayley Roffey [Feb. 2021], a special update from President and CEO John Hecklinger [June 2020], and a global message from President and CEO John Hecklinger [Mar. 2020]
  • Status update: Find the latest information on GFC’s coronavirus response [Jan. 2021]
  • Youth perspectives: Watch a global conversation with four community leaders about the effects of the pandemic [June 2020]
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Discover how GFC and its local partners are responding to the pandemic in the featured stories below.

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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