START Walking Project: Students and Refugees Together (START)

START is a small Plymouth based charity that helps people, forcibly dispersed by the immigration system and who have been granted ‘leave to remain’, to build a full life in the city. START’s work enables new arrivals to understand administration, acquire accommodation, access education, prepare for and find work, learn English and socialise in the […]

Namabasa Alive Empowerment Project, Mbale – Poultry Project

Trio Uganda operates as a micro charity, leveraging modest UK resources to advance social action by indigenous Community Based Organisations (CBOs) in Eastern Uganda. Based in Cardiff, we contribute to sustainable development in impoverished communities through a local to global model that prioritises grassroots investment, citizen empowerment and collaborative social action. In February 2019, the […]

Tushinde Children’s Trust working in the slums of Nairobi

Tushinde Children’s Trust works in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. It targets the most vulnerable families with multiple, complex needs; those who slip through the nets of other, larger organisations. The core of Tusinde’s work is social work with these families in the community. However, our community outreach has brought attention to the inadequate protection […]

New Pathways Towards Nuclear Disarmament

How is it possible to make progress on nuclear disarmament if states continue to see nuclear weapons as credibly instrument of state power? By incrementally restricting the circumstances in which the UK would consider nuclear weapons, BASIC believes can create new pathways towards nuclear disarmament.   The world is tangled up with nuclear weapons and […]

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 […]