Angus Lawson Trust
The ALMT makes targeted grants to organisations working towards its shared mission to mitigate the suffering of children Worldwide. The team build partnerships with grant recipients offering advice and support, digital and media coverage and fundraising assistance. Potential partners must display stringent report writing, measurable results and have exceptional monitoring and evaluation processes in place.
Funding decisions are made by an experienced board of professionals representing skills from accountancy, corporate social responsibility, finance and investments and the Third Sector.
The ALMT Board benefits from a partner's committee who dedicate up to 5 days per month to meet with applicants, review applications and conduct the right amount of due diligence before proposals are recommended for funding.
The Trust also actively invites donors to co-fund on projects that fit their interests. When a partner, current, new or past, has been identified as a candidate for funding, the ALMT opens up the opportunity for supporters to make a direct donation to fund up to half of the partnership, thus enabling confidence, trust and security in knowing where every penny has gone.
The King Edward Foundation is committed to opening the independent schools as wide as possible to all the academically most able children regardless of parental family income. The Foundation contributes approximately £2.1m a year to provide bursaries and scholarships for the two schools.
Most of this money goes towards the Governors’ Assisted Places Scheme. This is means tested and the level of reduced fees is based on gross family income and takes into account the number of dependent children.
The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham is currently embarking on campaigns of “outreach” and “widening accessibility”, which it hopes will not only benefit the primary school teachers of the City but will also give young naturally gifted and talented children the opportunities to succeed in our entrance test. Whilst this activity cannot guarantee success for everyone we do believe it will improve all children’s abilities ensuring that they will be better prepared for their transition into whatever secondary school they attend.
Our schools are currently working with primary schools in the City on initiatives that we believe will assist with the teaching of numeracy and literacy for those gifted and talented children. In addition we are actively encouraging primary schools to visit our sites to engage in performances, sports events, science lessons and drama, to name a few, in order to inspire them to take our entrance test.
Operation Smile is an international medical charity whose global network of thousands of credentialed medical volunteers from over 80 countries is committed to helping improve the health and lives of children from more than 60 countries. Since 1982, we've worked with local medical professionals, governments, hospitals and other NGOs to deliver the safest care to each of our patients, and have established care centres wherever possible to give children ongoing medical treatment. Operation Smile continues to provide training and education for local medical professionals so they can provide care within their own communities and help others around the world. To date, we have provided more than 240,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities.
Midland Doctors are a charity that have opened an NHS style hospital in the north part of Pakistan with the primary aim to provide free healthcare. Since inception of the hospital, it has seen 32,000 patients in 1.5 years. All of the patients being seen have been treated on a charitable basis, it is for this reason patients travel from afar. The hospital is run by a number of dedicated International doctors who donate their time to improving the lives of people in this part of the world through the free clinics. The charity’s goal is to provide clinics for women and children as well as begin operation in the near future. With a running cost of £20,000 a month, the charity has a team of dedicated donors and volunteers who work tirelessly to support this zero admin charity.