funding partners & grantmakers
Our programme commitments
Chance for Childhood has a long track record of delivering high-impact programmes for children in vulnerable situations. Over the last ten years, we’ve supported over 100,000 children to access inclusive education and our community-based approach ensures lasting change beyond the grant cycle.
In March 2022, we launched our new strategy which pledged to support 150,000 more children by 2025. We also made the following programme commitments:
- Our programme design, implementation and learning will be locally led.
- We will ensure the inclusion of all children in our programming, especially girls, and children experiencing disabilities.
- Safeguarding is at the heart of our organisation’s culture. It is everyone’s responsibility and much more than compliance.
- We will prioritise and promote family-based care for children in their communities
- We are driven by data and evidence collected with the children and communities we work with to deepen our impact for children in the most vulnerable situations.
Our contribution to global development
Chance for Childhood’s impact is centred around achieving the following Sustainable Development Goals:
SDG 4: Ensuring an inclusive and equitable quality education for all with a specific focus on
4.2: Ensuring that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.
4.5: Eliminating gender disparities in education and ensuring equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.
SDG 16.2: ending all forms of violence against children by 2030
Value for money and accountability
Chance for Childhood has a strong commitment to value for money and accountability to our funding partners and grantors. Our programmes are designed and evaluated, not just by the cost per head, but also by the economic and social return on investment. We specialise in supporting children who face some of the greatest barriers to safety and education in the world. Going the extra mile to include ALL children isn’t inexpensive, but every child deserves a safe happy childhood, not just those who are easy to reach. We strongly believe that we are as accountable to the communities we work with, as we are to our donors. This ethos ensures high impact, sustainable outcomes and increases our ROI.
Here’s what some of our funding partners have said about us:
“Overall this is an extremely impressive report about an extremely impressive project. Thank you for sharing it and good luck with your final year”’ (Comic Relief on the LEAP Project in Kenya).
“Thank you for report, which is much appreciated. The document is exactly the kind of information we like to receive and we would like to share a redacted version with some of our other grantees as an example on how to complete end-of-grant reports.” (The Arisaig Foundation on the Early Childhood Development Centres in Ghana)
“Chance for Childhood has a strong reputation in the child rights sector and Vitol Foundation is extremely proud to partner with the organisation on the Equal project, in Uganda. With its local partner, Chance for Childhood aims to protect, empower and open access to educational and social opportunities for children, particularly those who are often left behind – girls and boys from refugee communities including children with disabilities. Even in the most challenging times when schools were closed, Chance for Childhood continued to keep children connected to education.” (Vitol Foundation on the EQUAL Project in Uganda)
BFSS is delighted to have partnered with Chance for Childhood a number of times, most recently supporting their critical work to increase the visibility of children with disabilities in Ghana and provide training for schools to identify, enrol and support these children. As well as providing critical services to children and their families, Chance for Childhood also work closely with governments to challenge and transform existing systems so that future generations of children have access to inclusive opportunities. (BFSS on Best Beginning Project in Ghana)