Global March

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.

Potential donors

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.

  1. The Global Fund for Children
  2. World Children’s Fund
  3. Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
  4. Oak Foundation
  5. Terre des Hommes
  6. Ford Foundation
  7. Firelight Foundation
  8. Human Dignity Foundation
  9. Comic Relief
  10. Commonwealth Foundation
  11. The Asia Foundation
  12. Child Fund International
  13. United Nations Foundation
  14. ELMA Group of Foundations
  15. Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation
  16. Action for the Support of Deprived Children
  17. BBC World Service Trust
  18. Children of Africa Foundation
  19. Warrior-Lions Foundation
  20. 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.

  1. Global Giving
  2. Indiegogo
  3. Jump start Africa
  4. Kickstarter
  5. You Caring

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.

  1. ILO
  3. UNDP
  4. UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
  5. UN Democracy Fund

Government Agencies

Government development agencies often assist civil societies with funding on a range of issues.

  1. Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) ( Sweden)
  2. Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) (Canada)
  3. Dutch Development Cooperation ( The Netherlands)
  4. Department for International Development (DFID) ( The United Kingdom)
  5. USAID (USA)

For more information on the governmental funds visit fundsforngos

Foreign Embassies

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

Online Resources

A plethora of information and resources is also available online.

  1. Funds for NGOs
  2. Directory of Human Rights Funders
  3. Ford Foundation Online Resource
  4. European Foundation Centre
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