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Join Us
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Join our growing and diverse community of innovative and inclusive organisations

Member Types

Our members are school networks who run schools serving low income children and intermediary organisations who support single-proprietor low fee private schools.


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Join us

Whether you are looking to connect with peers, learn from other organisations and contexts, share your expertise and knowledge, influence and participate in global policy or expand your network, GSF has the opportunities and connections to help you.

Are your schools in Africa, South/East Asia or South/Central America?
Do you run 10 or more schools?
Are your students from low-income families?
Are your schools focused on improving learning outcomes?
Do you prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children in your schools?
If the answer is ‘Yes’ to all of these, then please apply to join us.


Are the schools you work with in Africa, South/East Asia or South/Central America?
Are you working with 30 or more schools?
Are the majority of your schools non-state schools?
Are the students in these schools from low-income families?
Are you working with these schools to help them improve their quality?
If the answer is ‘Yes’ to all of these, then please apply to join us.


Please read our Membership Agreement before applying for membership. You will need to sign and attach a copy as part of your membership application.


If your organisation is working to improve learning outcomes for children in the non-state sector, we want to hear from you.

If membership is not the right fit, please contact us to explore other ways we might work together.

Contact us

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You will be joining a top-class global community

To expand your network

With free and discounted places at events such as the GSF Annual Meeting, you can network with funders, investors, researchers, GSF members and other key stakeholders as well as benefit from dynamic, relevant and professional content.
To build your knowledge

Gain key insights into topics that matter through our webinars and ask the experts your questions to build your knowledge. Takeaway practical tools that you can implement in your organisation.

To collaborate with others

Discover opportunities to learn, develop and create with our Peer Learning Groups and Joint Working Groups. Whether you want to delve deeply into a topic or learn from others there’s a group for you – or we can start one!
To develop relationships

Engage with other leaders and deepen your relationships by joining discussions and keeping up to date with the GSF community through our social networking tool, SocialLink.

Our advocacy will

Champion the sector

We work hard to make sure your work is recognised by global education stakeholders such as DFID, USAID and GPE through meetings, presenting at events and contributing to consultations.
Share your stories

Celebrating your successes with you and raising the profile of your organisation through our network, our social media and our communications, is all part of our role in supporting you.
Bring transparency and understanding

Using aggregated data from our annual census alongside rich stories of the work you are doing, we will expand the information available about the non-state sector.

Membership is currently free due to support from our Funders