We work with an expanding network of over 100 inspiring local organizations, whose power and purpose sits at the heart of all we do – and has done so since our first partnership in Sierra Leone in 2008. 
At Street Child, we believe that supporting local organizations and leveraging their expertise is essential to effective, efficient interventions and enabling sustainable longer-term impact. We work in close collaboration with leading agencies, leveraging our learned experience and accumulated expertise to issue global guidance on working with local level organizations.  


We work in close collaboration with leading agencies across more than 22 countries over 15 years, allowing us to develop strong and diverse multidisciplinary partnerships.  


From 2010 to 2020, Street Child supported local level organizations to secure $1M+ in further funding. This included institutional and philanthropic funding and introduced local level organizations to influential funders including Comic Relief, the UK Government's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, and the United Nations Children's’ Fund. Our significant support in this area has resulted in substantial increases in their capacity to fundraise.


In Uganda the Street Child team participated in the Charter4Change annual meeting to champion local voices in international fora.  


2021/22 presented Street Child with an outstanding opportunity to advance our ‘localization in emergencies’ agenda at a systems level: formalization of our support to Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UN’s global fund for education in emergencies, to provide high-level advice on enhancing funding flows to local organizations across its multi-year programming. 

We were also awarded a grant to accelerate local leadership across 35 countries / regions in our first ever partnership with the United States Agency for International Development [USAID].

This program presents ground-breaking opportunities to strengthen local level organizations’ involvement in and leadership of the UN clusters and coordination networks, as well as bolstering the capacities of cluster and coordination networks to include local actors and increase local level leadership.

the impact of our local level action approach


The number of inspiring local organizations around the world with whom we've been able to partner


The percentage of total Street Child expenditure which goes to local organizations. As a signatory for Charter4Change we are committed to publishing our expenditure


The percentage of Street Child development expenditure which goes to local organizations