Overseas Development

Around a quarter of grants go towards overseas development each year and, since 2012 the average grant in this category has been around £1,900.

We are particularly interested in projects which improve the life chances for the next generation of children born into war-torn nations and/or those in the Global South, as well as those born into nations with poor access to education. Please note that, in this category, we only support charities that are registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales.

Examples of recent grants in this category are:

Charity NameYear of AwardAmount GrantedProject
Action on Disability & Development2016£3,000Development in Tanzania
Alma Mater Education 2016£2,500Textbooks for 100 students in Ghana
Amantani UK 2016£1,000Boarding Houses in Andes of Peru
Amigos2016£3,000Supporting rural communities in Northern Uganda
Baha'i Agency for Social & Economic Development2016£1,000Education development in Swaziland
ChoraChori 2016£1,000Rescuing trafficked and displaced Nepalese children
dZi Foundation2016£2,000Rural communities in Eastern Nepal
East African Playgrounds2016£2,000Playgrounds for children in Uganda
Embrace the Middle East2016£1,500Care services to Gaza
Five Talents2016£2,000Savings and loans programme in Nakuru
Green Shoots Foundation2016£2,000Vocational training of vegetable gardens to schools in Cambodia
John Fawcett Foundation2016£2,000Sight restoring operations in Bali
Kids Club Kampala2016£3,000Vocational training carpentry project
Makhad Trust2016£2,000Restoration of ancient Bedouin orchard gardens
Mango Tree Goa2016£1,000The Learning Tree Project
Maternity Worldwide2016£2,000Women's Livelihood Training and Empowerment Uganda
Mission Without Borders2016£2,000Micro enterprise project in Moldova
MondoChallenge Foundation2016£2,000Supporting businesses and sustainable livelihoods in Tanzania
Motivation 2016£1,000'When I Grow Up' project
Msaada 2016£2,000Water provision for dairy project
MTV Staying Alive Foundation2016£2,000Supporting prisoners in Burundi with HIV
One to One Children's Fund2016£2,000Care at the Prizren Day Care Centre in Kosovo
PartnerAid UK2016£3,000Water, sanitation and hygiene project among refugee communities in Chad
Peace & Hope Trust2016£3,000Warehouse to store and distribute Aid to Nicaragua
Quaker Bolivia Link2016£1,500Challa Beten Water Project
Scholarships for Street Kids2016£3,000Education classes in Myanmar, Burma
The Tiyeni Fund2016£1,500Training lead farmers in Tiyeni centres
Village Water2016£2,000Hygiene and sanitation facilities in Zambia and Mozambique
Wherever the Need2016£2,000Toilet Blocks in Sierra Leone and education on hygiene