The Fund

The End Violence Fund serves as a vehicle for change on the ground. We provide financial support to programmes around the world, contributing to projects that deliver practical, innovative and effective solutions to end violence against children.

The partnership and the fund power one another: while partners share their approaches, push action, and advocate to governments, the Fund feeds into our ecosystem as a partnership, providing a source of solutions from which partners can learn, adapt and replicate. The solutions are shared both within the End Violence partnership and beyond, supporting the overall movement to end all forms of violence against children.

We are currently investing in two windows of our Fund: Safe Online and Safe to Learn. In years past, we have also funded projects to protect children in humanitarian crisis.

Where we invest


Addressing violence online, with a particular focus on child sexual exploitation and abuse.
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Addressing violence in and through schools in Safe to Learn endorser countries.
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Addressing violence against children affected by conflicts and crises. This funding round closed in 2019.
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In early 2019, End Violence invested $6.6 million to develop Disrupting Harm, a large-scale research project that aims to better understand how digital technology facilitates the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and adolescents, both online and offline. End Violence brought together and funded three organisations (ECPAT International, INTERPOL and the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti) to conduct the research, which will assess the nature of this issue in 14 countries across Eastern and Southern Africa and Southeast Asia.

Our History

July 2016

The Fund is launched with UK Home Office as first donor

February 2017

In February, the first funding round is completed. Fifteen organisations join the first cohort of End Violence Fund grantees.

September 2017

2nd funding round focused on building responses to online child sexual exploitation and abuse launched

April 2018

With support of Japan, a new funding window to support 12 humanitarian projects in Nigeria and Uganda opens

March 2019

Launch of Disrupting Harm, the large-scale research project to collect evidence on online CSEA, Disrupting Harm, in 14 countries

July 2019

University of East London & 5Rights Foundation become the first End Violence grantees to complete their joint project in Rwanda

September 2019

launch of $13 million open call for solutions focused on detection and response to online violence

December 2019

First-ever End Violence Grantee Convening is held in Ethipoia with 38 organisations & 15 donors

January 2020

The Safe to Learn funding window is opened, inviting organisations from endorser countries to apply to make schools safer.

February 2021

Tech Coalition Safe Online Research Fund launched

December 2022

Tech Coalition Safe Online Research Fund invests another $1 million to tackle online child sexual exploitation and abuse

April 2023

The 2023 Safe Online investment round launched for US$ 2 million to seed and grow innovative solutions and research

Our grant-making approach

Since its inception in 2016, the Fund has raised over $83 million for children, awarding millions of dollars into projects in over 75 countries. These projects focus on tackling online child sexual exploitation and abuse, keeping children safe in and through schools, and preventing violence against children affected by conflicts and crises.
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Our grant-making happens in two ways:


The Fund has regularly opened calls for proposals. Our latest funding rounds have focused on leveraging technology to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse, and supporting partners to protect children in and through schools.


A small percentage of available funding is set aside to support projects, initiatives and organisations identified by the Fund Steering Committee and the Fund's Secretariat through broad engagement and consultation with the global community. Select organisations will be invited to apply for a grant.