Grants Update

BFSS’s total grant giving in 2015 is £731,554 – the highest ever. The distribution between different parts of the world is shown in the following chart:

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The figures include nine grants approved by the Council at its 7th December meeting as follows (multi-year grants are subject to satisfactory report at the end of each year):

Organisation Country Amount of grant £ Purpose
CARE Pakistan Pakistan 24,060 Construction of classrooms & toilets plus basic equipment and learning resources for a CARE-adopted primary school in a village in Sargodha, the Punjab
Childreach International Nepal 29,247 To rebuild Chilaune School in Manekharka Village, Sindupalchowk
Children in Crisis DRC 29,994 Y1:14,561 Y2:15,433 To fund a pilot project based on the Teach A Man To Fish methodology across 8 secondary & 4 primary schools to boost the financial stability of schools and improve the quality of education in South Kivu
Children on the Edge Lebanon 41,164 To provide quality primary education for vulnerable Syrian refugee children and teacher training for refugees living in unofficial settlements in the Bekaa Valley
The Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund Uganda 25,000 Construction of a 2-classroom block, renovation of a 3-classroom block, 4 new teachers’ houses, 4 new teachers’ latrines with 2 washrooms, 8 new girls’ latrines at Busesa Primary School
Link Ethiopia Ethiopia 20,647 Improving access to good quality libraries
Lively Minds Ghana 39,997Y1:20,335

Y2:19,652

Bringing the “Play Scheme” project to 11 highly deprived rural villages in northern Ghana
Mondo Challenge Foundation Nepal 27,190 Rebuilding Shree Satkanya Secondary School in Gunsa
War Child Jordan 27,567 To provide 200 vulnerable Syrian and Jordanian children aged 5- 15 with education classes and psychosocial support

A number of these grants were the result of BFSS’s call for applications for projects to address the need for re-establishing and renewing education in Nepal and other countries where the provision of education (including facilities, resources and teacher training) has suffered from conflict, natural disaster or neglect.   Of the total grant giving in 2015, 32% was for projects in natural disaster and conflict-affected countries.