We are very fortunate to receive support from many like minded trusts, organisations and individuals.
We are enormously grateful to the trusts that showed from the beginning and continue to show belief in us; the Rank Foundation and Souter Trust. Without their support, both in terms of grants and guidance, we would not be where we are today.
Our work in Malawi would not be possible if it was not for the large amount of support we receive from the Scottish Government. This funding and partnership has enabled us to design and deliver two highly innovative and influential programmes and reach thousands of young Malawians every year. The McConnell International Foundation funding has been instrumental in enabling us to pilot test and design Pioneers For Change; a programme which has to date worked with 300 girls, helping them find their way out of sexual abuse and exploitation and back to their families and school. The Phillip Henman Trust has also provided vital 5 year project funding for out vocational training in bicycle engineering programme, which is set to launch later in 2018.
In the UK, the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund four year grant awarded in late 2015 has been a significant milestone for us. This funding has enabled us to step up our our Rites of Passage programme and roll it out to a wider young audience in the UK. We have also been helped by grants from the Clothworkers Fund, Swire Trust and Help the Homeless.
We have also been helped by smaller trusts, who have been able to directly fund young people from their local area to take part in Rites of Passage programme.
Our Partners - All the work we do, is done together with partners, communities and young people.
Our partners are crucial to all our work in the UK, Malawi and Nepal. It is by working collaboratively with partners that we believe we are able to maximise our impact.
In the UK our main partnership relationship is with our delivery partners at Centrepoint and Foyer Federation (UK National Homeless Organisations). These partnerships are crucial as they identify and prepare aspirant participants for our programme. This allows us to bring fresh thinking and new ways of working to achieve long-term sustainable impact and share our learning and advantaged thinking approach. We are also supported by non-delivery partners like the Youth Hostel Association who provide our staff and young participants discounted rates and opportunities to volunteer in return for free board.
In Malawi our work in funded by the Scottish Government, and we work in partnership with the Scottish Criminal Justice Board, sharing ideas and acting as a link between the two countries. To deliver our work we work closely with Malawi Prison service, judiciary, police, international and local NGOs and local communities.
In Nepal we work alongside national and local government, mainly the Youth Ministry, local and international NGOs and local communities.If you would like to partner with us, please get in touch.