At the start of 2022, The ALMT Trustees approved funding for a range of projects ensuring that children and young people continue to have opportunities to thrive and achieve. We continue to support a range of initiatives and welcomed the opportunity to support three completely new partners to the ALMT.
Now that we are emerging from the pandemic, it is vital to try and encourage a degree of normality to return to children’s lives. All of the projects approved in February do this to some degree; whether through offering regular physiotherapy, increasing access to education and employment opportunities, sports and music activities or mental health support – every project strives to support children and young people many of whom continue to struggle post the pandemic.
Projects supported include:
- Soft Power Education received funding for a third year to provide invaluable physiotherapy and occupational therapy for children with disabilities in the Jinja district of Uganda
- Rwanda Action is aiming to change people’s perceptions about disability within the community by running vocational apprenticeships for young people with disabilities in Rwanda and enabling them to set up in a profession.
- School in a Bag is providing school equipment and a Lifestraw so that children in Tanzania are able to learn and access clean drinking water whilst at school
- Hull Children’s University is piloting a programme of arts therapy as an early intervention initiative for children-in-care to help them move forward in life positively.
- Acorns received three year funding to continue supporting the increasing number of children and families affected by domestic abuse in Northumberland
- Sport Inspired is running sports programmes in Tower Hamlets to stimulate enjoyment of sport for primary children and embed exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle
- Music for Autism received their third grant from the ALMT to go towards their amazing programme providing classical concerts for children in special schools across Oxfordshire.
- The Avenues received their second year of funding for their excellent holiday activities in Westminster
- ChildHope enters its second year providing support for children in traditional Majalis in The Gambia
- Chess in Schools enters its second year running chess clubs in Liverpool and widening participation in the game