Our Theory of Change (TOC) helps us frame our vision and understanding of the social change we and our partners seek to achieve. It identifies the roles GFC, our partners, and the larger ecosystem play in helping children and youth reach their full potential and advance their rights.

GFC’s Theory of Change does not depict change as a linear process. Instead, it conveys the more evenly distributed power and responsibility within GFC’s relationships with partners. It also seeks to represent children and young people not only as the recipients of support but also as actors in their own right with voice and agency. Finally, it emphasizes that all of us – children, communities, partner organizations, and GFC – are part of a larger ecosystem, which nourishes us and which we can influence.




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The TOC framework is designed to increase our evidence-based practice and validate our strategies and hypothesis behind social change. It also helps to better frame our measurement efforts and guide our strategic choices across our organization.

Find out how we developed our Theory of Change, and learn more about how we enable change and measure what matters via the links below:


Read our Theory of Change narrative


Download our Theory of Change model


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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