Fundraising can be challenging as well as time consuming, especially if you are a smaller entity. For your ease, we have compiled a list of potential donors and opportunities to support your fundraising around the issue of child labour.
Find below a list of donors, foundations and other organisations interested in supporting either civil society organisations of small and medium sizes working on child labour, education, vocational training of children and decent work for young adolescents.
While this list is not exhaustive, it is meant for reference purposes. Many of these grant-making organisations focus on particular regions or set of countries only. Go to their website to find out more.
- The Global Fund for Children
- World Children’s Fund
- Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
- Oak Foundation
- Terre des Hommes
- Ford Foundation
- Firelight Foundation
- Human Dignity Foundation
- Comic Relief
- Commonwealth Foundation
- The Asia Foundation
- Child Fund International
- United Nations Foundation
- ELMA Group of Foundations
- Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation
- Action for the Support of Deprived Children
- BBC World Service Trust
- Children of Africa Foundation
- Warrior-Lions Foundation
- Bread for the World
Crowdfunding allows you to raise small amounts of money from a large number of individuals online. It is an increasingly popular for charities and organisations to fund their projects.
United Nations Agencies
Many UN agencies and departments provide funding directly to civil society organisations. You may check with their global and country offices for any funding opportunities.
Government development agencies often assist civil societies with funding on a range of issues.
- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) ( Sweden)
- Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) (Canada)
- Dutch Development Cooperation ( The Netherlands)
- Department for International Development (DFID) ( The United Kingdom)
- USAID (USA)
For more information on the governmental funds visit fundsforngos
Some countries’ foreign embassies provide small grants to organisations based in the host countries. This has been the case for Canada, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States and Sweden, among others. You can Research or contact embassies to explore opportunities for funding or other types of support.
For comprehensive list of embassies visit Embassy World
A plethora of information and resources is also available online.