our response to COVID-19

we’re supporting our current and previous partners throughout the emergency


In this turbulent time, we at the foundation are committed now more than ever to help the world’s hungry. We work with some of the poorest and hungriest communities in the world, and whilst our heartland is hunger, we know that in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, it is the most vulnerable and precarious communities that often suffer the most. Therefore, we moved quickly to donate £355k of COVID-19 emergency funding back in May; additional to our existing grants.

We’ve selected four partners who we’ve worked with over the years to support with emergency COVID funding in the communities they feel need it most. They are Oxfam, Concern Worldwide, Send a Cow and Feedback Madagascar; and their work in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda and Madagascar respectively will be helping communities prevent the worst of the spread of the pandemic, and recover as quickly as possible afterwards. For details on the four emergency projects, please click here.

As well as these four new grants, we’re supporting all our partners in a variety of ways, such as offering flexible funding reallocation or adaption of projects if needed, plus relaxing reporting timelines, to make sure their good work can continue.

Looking to the future, we’re committed to ensuring the foundation and its brilliant partners can carry on helping the world’s hungry, so it’s been business as usual for new grants. Our Goal 2 application process was open throughout May, and we plan to select some great new partners over the summer.


Posted on July 1, 2020