We are proud to be continuing our support of our overseas partners this year, and into 2022, with a number of new funding grants recently agreed.

As organisations navigate their way in the post-Covid environment – both in terms of funding and delivery; whilst they continue to try and provide the best support they can to the communities they work with; and whilst international travel still carries risks that we feel are not appropriate to take at present; we felt it was the right decision for us to continue with the support of our existing partners. Helping them to weather the ongoing storm, and to come through it stronger and more robust for the future.

We are delighted to have recently agreed further grants for the following projects:

  • The Quicken Trust, Uganda – to build a girls’ dormitory to house 40 young females, enabling them to be residential students at the Fonthill Vocational Centre, where they can complete their higher-level vocational training, and go on to gain meaningful employment.
  • Velos Youth, Athens – providing funding for Greek lessons for young asylum seekers and refugees so that they can develop the essential local language skills they need to settle and find employment.
  • Team Kenya, Kenya– funding to continue their life-changing women and girls centred programmes and the delivery of their vulnerable girls support packages, which are being delivered through a mix of outreach and in-school work, whilst schools continue to be affected by Covid 19.
  • Kyaninga Child Development Centre, Uganda– ensuring they can continue their critical programme of outreach support for the most vulnerable pupils with complex disabilities whilst schools continue to be closed in Uganda.
  • AFFCAD, Uganda – providing support for the core costs of the EXCEL Primary School and the ABVI Vocational Centre whilst they remain either closed, or under Covid-19 restrictions. Also additional support to enable their programme of outreach education to continue to reach nearly 100 vulnerable children in Bwaise district.
  • Extra Cover, Sri Lanka – supporting the day-to-day running of their vocational centre for young people with disabilities, as well as outreach support, during the ongoing Covid-19 school closures.

For our other overseas partners, we are liaising closely with them as their current programmes of Fonthill funding come to an end, and ensuring we work with them to find out how we can best support them, and their work, into 2022.

Thank you to all our overseas partner teams for all that you are doing to help many of the most vulnerable and in-need children and young people at this time.