Keepin’ It Cool – Conflict Resolution

    What we did with the funding: The support from the Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust went towards: Rehearsing the Keepin’ It Cool (KIC) performance with a team of four professional actors and a director Preparing and updating the Keepin’ It Cool (KIC) Teachers Resource pack Writing an intensive follow up workshop programme […]

Tackling hunger in Mozambique through Farmer Field Schools

In March 2015 the Edith Maud Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust awarded a grant of £1,000 to Concern Worldwide’s sustainable agriculture project tackling hunger in Zambezia province, Mozambique as part of Concern’s Hunger Stops Here campaign, which raised £1.4m to help tackle hunger.  This amount was matched by the UK Government. The project has made enormous progress […]

Stories of Transformation – Success of Livelihoods Training in Sierra Leone

Action on Poverty’s partner, CARD, runs innovative enterprise training projects which aim to bring 1,200 vulnerable young men and women ‘back to life’.  By offering apprenticeships with local artisans, business skills training, tools through a revolving fund, supportive life skills and functional literacy, along with youth group business development units for savings schemes and mentoring, […]

Grant Funding for Outdoor Play Area

In 2016 the Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust awarded a grant of £1,000 towards the cost of an outdoor play area on the site of the new Bridge Community Church in Leeds. The Children’s Centre incorporating the play area was opened to the community in June 2016 and has already attracted many families to […]

Our Own Future – Card Beds for the Homeless

In February 2016 The Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust awarded a grant to Our Own Future for their Card Beds for the Homeless project. Along with the communications and meetings with different organisations to plan workshops, this grant enabled them to do the following: Three presentations during July with The Challenge’s programme of National […]

Connecting Young People to Opportunities – Drop-in Centre

In April 2015, Care Link West Midlands received a grant award of £1,000 from The Edith M Ellis 1985 Charitable Trust towards its ‘Connecting Young People to Opportunities’ project – a youth club programme to provide a comprehensive support service to young care-leavers from French-speaking African background in Smethwick area, West Midlands.   This project […]

The bees’ trees

  For many years, as part of its Natural Resource Management Programme, Kaloko Trust has been training new beekeepers.  The project aims to offer a sustainable source of income for poor rural farmers and to encourage them to value and preserve the local forest. As the programme has evolved, various new components have been added.  […]

Taking cinema to Malawi

In Malawi, where only one third of the land is suitable for cultivation, the rest comprising forests, mountains and rough pastures, 84% of the population live in rural areas where 11 million people are engaged in small holder subsistence farming. Despite this, agriculture accounts for more than one third of the country’s GDP and 90% […]