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Fund against Child Labour - FBK


Do you represent an international company? The entire production chain is not always transparent. You may not be aware of child labour in your production chain. Entrepreneurs who actively want to end child labour in their chain can get support from the Fund against Child Labour (FBK) programme.

FBK is now closed; you can no longer apply for a subsidy.

Consult our advisors

Do you ask yourself if child labour takes place in your production chain? And if you do, do you ask yourself how to approach this? Consult our advisors; they are happy to help you and offer advice. Send an email to our FBK advisors with your ideas.

For whom?

FBK helps Dutch entrepreneurs that want to:

  • research the leading causes of child labour in their production chains;
  • take actions to prevent child labour at a local level;
  • take measures to prevent child labour in their businesses.


Approved projects had to meet the following conditions:


One of the conditions to apply was that your company finds partners. Your company must have partnered with:

  • other companies in the same sector;
  • other organisations, such as NGOs or sector organisations;
  • local parties, such as local authorities, schools, children and parents.

Your partnership consists of at least:

  • 1 Dutch company
  • 1 NGO, and
  • 1 local company.

Only a Dutch company or NGO could apply for a subsidy.

Frequently asked questions

For more information on FBK, see our frequently asked questions.


Worldwide, 160 million children are participating in labour. We use the term child labour for children who are too young to work, do work too hard or dangerous for them, and keep them from going to school. A lack of education can block the development of children and society. Child labour is a result of poverty and an important cause.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals state that child labour should be eliminated by 2025. With FBK, your business can help achieve this goal by ending child labour. The infographic Ending child labour, how do we get there? shows how FBK contributes to SDG 8.7, ending all forms of child labour by 2025. See our long read on child labour for more information.

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency commissions FBK on behalf of the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.

Project administration

The lead party must report on the progress of the project periodically. In the subsidy decision, you can find the reporting moments. Use the following forms:

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