Charities we have supported
The Investment Network gives 10% of its membership fees to charity. The charities are decided by the Management Board.
Singing Gorilla Projects
Singing Gorilla Projects facilitate and fund community based projects in a remote part of Uganda that improve the welfare of communities and enriches the lives of individuals. Singing Gorilla Projects have set up a music school, installed water tanks, sponsored children to continue their schooling and is developing a Community Health Clinic.
Nkuringo is a village in the Kisoro district of Uganda, a stone throw away from the DR Congo border, close by to Bwindi, the home of the last remaining majestic Mountain Gorilla. In the distance are the mighty Virunga volcanos and the Western Rift Valley. A village with no electricity or running water.
“Celebration dance on receiving the Investment Network water tank. The water tank was installed in May 2016, in a remote village on the Uganda DR Congo border.”
The Ebola outbreak is killing thousands of people across West Africa and leaving tens of thousands of children orphaned, stigmatised and destitute. British charity, Street Child, has been working exclusively in the region for the past 6 years and is currently working with 2000 children who have been left orphaned. It is estimated that by the end of November there will be 10,000 Ebola orphans. As the leading organisation in this field, Street Child has the capacity and the expertise to help these children but we need more money to keep up with the growing need.
It costs just £500 or £20 per month for to help a child orphaned by Ebola – Donate now
Mines Advisory Group (MAG)
MAG is a humanitarian organization clearing the remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide. MAG is a co-laureate of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded for its work which culminated in the international agreement that banned anti-personnel landmines.
British Heart Foundation
Our vision couldn’t be much more ambitious – a world where people no longer die prematurely from heart disease.
Kamran’s Ward Fund Paediatric Oncology
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Swindon and Marlborough NHS Charitable Fund
Children’s Unit, Great Western Hospital.
Sudbury Newstalk, an independent charity, was formed 28 years ago with help from Sudbury Leos (a youth charity associated with Lions International). Part of a nationwide network of Newstalk organizations, it records a fortnightly newspaper and a bi-monthly magazine for the visually impaired, which are distributed within a radius of around 10 miles from the town. All the people who contribute – readers, editors and technicians – are unpaid volunteers and, by keeping the individual cells local, Newstalk is able to deliver relevant information to recipients, such as walking hazards and chemists’ opening hours. The digital revolution is demanding an upgrade of the equipment used, which will be part funded by the donation gratefully received.
The Royal Association for Disability Rights (Radar) is the UK’s largest pan-impairment campaigning organisation, run by disabled people, for disabled people.
Radar has three strategic goals – getting disabled people out of poverty; the implementation of properly funded independent living; moving disabled people into positions of real power and influence.
We work with people with a wide variety of impairments – from sensory loss to HIV/AIDS; from learning disability to MS; from cancer to bi-polar.
To learn more about Radar’s work, visit www.radar.org.uk.
Southampton Hospital Charity
Southampton Hospital Charity’s aim is to create an environment which exceeds the expectations of patients and visitors in the care of Southampton General Hospital, Princess Anne maternity hospital and in connected services.
Muirfield Riding Therapy
Riding Therapy helps by building confidence and balance; by stretching limbs and minds; by forging friendships, human and equine.
The group started in 1990, offering children and adults of all ages, with various disabilities, the opportunity to ride in a safe and stimulating environment.
Muirfield Riding Therapy is completely self-funded relying on the success of our fundraising events. We simply could not continue without the amazing generosity, enthusiasm and time of our helpers, family, friends and community.
To find out more, visit: www.muirfieldrda.co.uk
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Brathay Trust has been inspiring young people since 1946. Some of those we work with today may be experiencing difficulties in their lives.
By engaging with them we inspire them and help in developing their personal and social skills. We also increase their critical awareness and raise their aspirations, which enhance their life chances.
Our aim is to become a leading charity that inspires children and young people to engage positively in their communities.
We recognise that children and young people face many challenges in their day-to-day lives, and we work with some of the most vulnerable, disengaged and ‘hard-to-reach’, helping them to develop the confidence, motivation, and skills they need to unlock their potential and make positive changes in their lives.
We deliver integrated community and residential programmes, at our Ambleside training HQ, that help young people to re-engage with education, have a voice in their community, become peer mentors and young leaders, and avoid or move away from criminal activity.
Programmes can be delivered in communities via our regional offices across the country. We have undertaken work in London, the Northwest, Yorkshire and Humberside, the Midlands and Cumbria.
- Young people excluded from school
- Young people not in education, employment or training
- Young offenders and those at risk of offending
- Looked after young people
- Young carers
Peace Direct is a British charity that supports local peacebuilders in conflict zones worldwide. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, there are local people running their own peacebuilding programmes to stop violence, save lives and rebuild communities. Peace Direct finds and funds them, and promotes their work to those with funds and influence in the wider world. The aim is to help local people to build their own better futures.
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. Our groundbreaking work has saved millions of lives.
We have made a huge number of important discoveries which have fundamentally changed the way we prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Our work is entirely funded by the public – it’s thanks to your donations and support that our researchers are leading the world in tackling cancer.
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