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Supporting young people through even the most unpredictable landscape

What better way to introduce the ALMT's Annual Review and Accounts than with a snippet from the message from the chair.

'In ALMT's 14-year history, this year in particular has shown me how special it is. I have seen first-hand the unwavering passion held by small organisations to support their young people through even the most unpredictable landscape. The ALMT has stood by its partners, providing financial support, extended granting periods, core grants, and continued communication throughout. We have seen a new wave of applications coming in with a strong focus on mental health, employability, and hunger in the UK. More than ever, the ALMT is in a unique position to react quickly, target support, and remain accountable to our co-funders but, most importantly, to the children and young people accessing the services and provision funded by the ALMT.

If I look for headline moments for the year 2019-20, these were the ALMT's biggest: We funded 46 different projects, fundraised an additional £150k to support charities through the first Lockdown, granted over £550k, and accounted for over £420k in co-funding.'

Nick Lawson - Founder

Read the ALMT Trustees' annual report and accounts 2019-20


Ace Africa - Tanzania

In the Arusha Region, where Ace Africa Tanzania (TZ) work, traditional Maasai communities uphold harmful views and practices, and children are subjected to physical and emotional abuse. 41% of girls under 14 have undergone FGM, and 1 in 3 girls have suffered sexual violence before turning 18.

Over a 1-year period, Ace will increase awareness of child rights amongst children and community members, increase access to quality and community-led child protection systems, and increase access to education, health and rights for 500 vulnerable children through Child to Child Clubs.

The Ben Kinsella Trust - UK

The Ben Kinsella Trust (BKT) is one of the leading anti-knife crime charities in the UK. It was set up following the murder of Ben Kinsella in 2008. It exists to campaign against knife crime and to educate

Through the Choices and Consequences exhibition, based in Finsbury Library, Islington, BKT deliver anti-knife crime workshops for children aged 10-16, predominantly from deprived areas of London young people about its dangers and help them make positive choices to stay safe. This grant with contribute to the refurbishment of the Islington exhibition.

Brighter Opportunities for Special People (BOSP) - UK

For over 30 years, BOSP has delivered a wide range of regular clubs and activities with care, at evenings, weekends, and during school holidays, for families who have children with complex disabilities or life-limiting illnesses, aged 4 to 25 years.

The early intervention project aims to provide 40 free inclusive baby and toddler group sessions for 14 attendees per session (560 child/parent/carer places). This is the only such service in the whole of the Borough. Toddler group BOSP Tots will provide a safe non-judgemental social opportunity for disabled children and their families, plus 156 counselling sessions, over 12 months.

Burkina Health Foundation - Burkina Faso

Poor vision due to myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, not corrected with spectacles, is the first cause of visual impairment in children and a reason for school dropout and poor development. In 2020, Burkina Health Foundation (BHF) were awarded an ALMT grant to implement the first pilot school vision screening programme in the Bobo Dioulasso region of Burkina Faso. The pilot reached over 2000 children and identified 92 children that had visual impairment that has now been corrected with glasses.

This year's grant will enable the scaling up of the project and also pilot a rural outreach programme.

Egmont Trust and New Beginnings - Malawi

In Malawi, the majority of young women do not complete secondary school. As a result, many find themselves turning to transactional sex or early marriage as a means of survival, increasing their likelihood of HIV infection and vulnerability to ongoing gender-based violence. New Beginnings provide young women with a sustainable path to financial and emotional independence, reducing vulnerability and the likelihood of adolescent girls experiencing gender-based violence.

This two-year project aims to improve the lives of expectant and young mothers, the young children in their care and adolescent girls who are either infected or affected by HIV, through the Tiyende Naye psycho-social and vocational training programme.

Epic Partners - UK

Based in St Ann's in the heart of Nottingham City, Epic Partners provides services and activities to support children, young people, and their families to achieve their aspirations. Epic work to care for, support and help families, children and young people thrive and realise their full potential despite the negative perception of the area they live in. Epic is increasingly seeing children and young people, as young as 6, take part in drug related crime and anti-social behaviour in the community.

This weekly activity programme will fund the Epic Partners sports academy, the girls football team, Youth club sessions, the Sharks swimming club, and Epic Partners Mini Games. This project will support over 700 children across the year.

The Theatre Shed- UK

Founded in 2005, The Theatre Shed (TTS) is an inclusive theatre company based in the heart of Chesham. Neither 'mainstream' nor 'disability', its inclusivity offers an inspiring alternative theatre made up of an all-encompassing cross section of the community. It is a place where young people of all abilities come together to use the power of drama, music and dance to have fun, build confidence and develop their creativity.

The aim of the outreach project is to demystify preconceptions about individual differences linked to Disability and social economic backgrounds and above all raise aspirations for all young people in the community. This project is funding: 9 days of inclusive performing arts for up to 35 young people.



A programme of summer activities supporting ALMT charity partners

ALMT Corporate Partner RenaissanceRe had a goal this summer to get out, get active and meet some of the wonderful ALMT charity partners they have supported over the past four years. 'Go take a hike' is a series of five different hikes from Wimbledon to Richmond, the Pilgrims way, and the North Downs to name a few. Hikers are making a donation to the ALMT to take part and joining them on the hikes are members of the ALMT team and some fantastic ALMT charity partners and beneficiaries including Drive Forward Foundation, Footsteps Foundation, Refugee Education UK, Didcot Train and Miracles. Our thanks go to the CSR team at RenaissanceRe for planning and setting in motion this fantastic initiative.



Giving your CSR and employees a boost

The ALMT work with companies in a unique way: we operate like an inhouse Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department, working with the business and its employees to identify specific charitable organisations and projects that match the interests of the company and its team.

The breadth, reach and diversity of the charity partners supported by the ALMT allows corporate partners to address causes close to the hearts of different employees. You can play an active role in deciding where funds will be directed while the team can get involved with volunteering placements, mentoring, and benefit from tailor-made impact reports on their charitable giving.
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Two fearless runners take on the 26.2 miles for the ALMT

On Sunday 3 October 2021, 50,000 runners will have the chance to be a part of the biggest marathon ever staged anywhere in the world. The ALMT's two runners, Naveed Haque and Scarlett Field-Green, will join a record 50,000 participants who will run the traditional Virgin Money London Marathon from Blackheath to The Mall.

Naveed is a member of the team at ALMT Corporate Partner RenaissanceRe and Scarlett is a long-term supporter of the ALMT. We're all looking forward to cheering them over the finish line in just 54 days!



Supporting projects close to your heart

More and more people are joining the ALMT with Co-Funding but what exactly is it? The ALMT is sharing its partnerships with small organisations and giving its donors the opportunity to know exactly where and who their money has been directed to. What's the process? The ALMT receive applications for funding from registered charities and conduct stringent due diligence and research into the organisation and project proposal before deciding whether to award a grant or not. If the ALMT Board of Trustees decide to fund a project, it becomes available to co-fund.

Co-funders can view the full application and budget and make an informed decision about whether they would like to donate their funds in support of a particular project. The ALMT split the grant amounts into percentages dependent on the number of co-funders interested in supporting it. It might be as simple as a 50/50 split between the ALMT and a Co-Funder or, could include any number of co-funders donating smaller amounts to the ALMT to make up the full grant request.

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and to begin your Co-Funding journey


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