In 2017 War Child received funding from a range of institutions including:
Thanks to the support of the Adessium Foundation, War Child has been able to develop and deliver a set of interventions since 2014 that will form the core of the War Child ‘Care System’. The Adessium Foundation furthermore supports TeamUp, a coalition project in cooperation with Save the Children and UNICEF Netherlands.
Dutch Postcode Lottery:
War Child has been able to reach thousands of children since 2000 thanks to the generous contribution from the Dutch Postcode Lottery - the largest charity lottery in the Netherlands. War Child receives an annual structural contribution of €1.35 million from the Dutch Postcode Lottery. In addition, in 2017, we received an extra project grant of €2.5 million for our TeamUp programme in the Netherlands, in partnership with Save the Children and UNICEF Netherlands. This will support us to reach refugee children in the Netherlands by providing structured sports, play and movement activities in reception centres. The Postcode Lottery also continued to support Can’t Wait to Learn, which was awarded the Dream Fund in 2016.
The ELMA Relief Foundation:
The ELMA Relief Foundation supports War Child’s ‘Back to the Future’ project in Lebanon. The project is designed to meet the educational needs of both Syrian refugee children and vulnerable Lebanese children and help them build a better future. It promotes enrolment in the formal education system by offering Early Childhood Education, basic literacy and numeracy, language classes and more. The project also sees various school facilities renovated and school transport offered to children.
War Child’s strong relationship with the European Union (EU) continued in 2017 with a total of seven grants from both the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), the European Commission Development Cooperation and in-country EU delegations for projects in seven different countries.
In 2017, Google.org joined existing donors supporting the Can’t Wait to Learn programme with a USD $2.5 million grant.
Global Affairs Canada:
In 2014 the consortium formed by War Child and Mercy Corps was awarded a grant from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (recently renamed Global Affairs Canada) for a project entitled ‘Protection and Education of Vulnerable Children and Youth in Colombia’.
The IKEA Foundation is one of War Child most important and strategic partners. They support our work in:
Can’t Wait to Learn, an innovative technology-focused programme formulated to the address the huge educational challenges faced by conflict-affected children worldwide. IKEA Foundation supports the project in Sudan, Lebanon and Jordan.
Building Sustainable Futures, a project which aims to make a difference to children and young people in South Sudan, by providing Safe Spaces, supporting education and protection and providing livelihoods training for young people.
Time To Be A Child, a partnership with War Child UK and War Child Canada in support of children affected by the Syrian crisis. This project, implemented in Jordan and Lebanon, has set up a network of Safe Spaces where vulnerable children can play, learn and develop in peaceful environments.
War Child is also proud to be part of the global campaign Let’s Play for Change! which is run by IKEA stores worldwide in November-December, to raise awareness of the importance of play.
In 2017, we were honoured to be awarded the Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prize by the Jacobs Foundation for combining academic research with our daily activities with children. The prize of 200,000 Swiss francs will be invested in the Research and Development agenda of War Child, to further develop an evidence-based care system.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (MoFA):
War Child has a long-standing partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (MoFA), which included our participation in the Strategic Partnership for Protracted Crisis to respond to the chronic lack of stability in the Great Lakes Region between 2014 and 2017; an ongoing partnership in Addressing Root Causes of Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 2017 to 2021; membership of the Dutch Relief Alliance; a joint collaboration with Right to Play and the KNVB in Lebanon for the project Sport and Humanitarian Aid; and dialogue and participation in various geographical or thematic networks.
Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC):
The Swiss Development Cooperation has been a partner of War Child since 2014 and has supported our work with Syrian children and other victims of the Syrian crisis.
TheTuring Foundation supports the project 'Good Schools, Safe Schools' in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Support previously issued has allowed vulnerable children affected by conflict in South Kivu outside the school system to access school primarily through catch-up education. With the current project, Turing Foundation supports these children and others to remain in school, in a safe and protective learning environment. The project also aims to build systems and education structures to improve the provision of quality education.
UN Country-Based Pooled Fund (CBPF):
War Child has access to Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs), which are multi-donor humanitarian financing instruments established by the Emergency Relief Coordinator and managed by OCHA at the country-level under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator. In 2107, War Child, together with local partner organisation Corporacion Halú, finalised an I-DEAL "fast-flex" in emergency project in Choco. An evaluation was conducted and the report of this is expected to be finalised in early 2018.
Our partnership with UNICEF continued in all our field operations during 2017 through participation in cluster meetings, technical collaboration as well as several funding arrangements. In Lebanon UNICEF supported War Child to meet the protection, education and psychosocial needs of Syrian refugee children and vulnerable Lebanese children. UNICEF (Sudan and International office) continued to significantly contribute to the Can’t Wait to Learn project, designed to transform the way that education in emergencies is delivered.
USAID supports the research component of the programme Can’t Wait to Learn.
New grant contracts signed in 2017
Grants from Governmental Bodies
Donor grant awarded in Euro
Duration in months
Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA)
occupied Palestinian territories
UN Multidonor Fund
Grants from Foundations
Donor grant awarded in Euro
Duration in months
Dutch Postcode Lottery
Werkgroep Vluchtelingen & Educatie van de samenwerkende fondsen
Queen Silvia’s Foundation Care about the Children (via War Child Sweden)
Stichting Vrienden Medische Missie Zusters
Bernard van Leer Foundation
IKEA Foundation (via Save the Children)