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WHERE WE HAVE BEEN

Since 2016, tGF has been making a global impact with projects spanning four continents.

We’ve had clearly defined criteria for the projects we work with, some lasting just months, some continuing for years.

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2016
2017
2018

A word we like to use for projecting what the future holds for both the Foundation and projects we work with is “legacy”. This is why we introduced our criteria, projects must have the ultimate goal of becoming ‘self-sustaining’ once our team have delivered their contribution, be that financial, mentoring or consultation, and often a combination of all three.

Once we work on a project, we always take time to sit back and reflect. A lot of what we do is new to the team, and whilst we always engage professionals to help us in our contributions, there is always an opportunity for learning.

We take lessons from every single project; from logistical challenges, socio-economic and political factors, particularly when engaging with international projects, and of course what success means.

Success on a project isn’t always clear, neither is the measurement for success, and this changes on each and every project we’re involved with.

We can take statistics, financial outcomes, and individual stories, but there are so many unmeasurable factors; happiness, wellbeing, long-term community advancement…

Whilst “legacy” is a word synonymous with our objective, so is “impact”.

After a few years of working on the Foundation, Chairman Andrew Goodall identified that he had been mistaking his happiness, and that of the people we work with, for impact.

The reality is far different.

Happiness is now, in the moment and short-term, but everything tGF works toward is long-term difference, even when that includes the wellbeing, both physically and mentally of those we aim to help. Which is why we have taken our lessons, our learnings and have narrowed the projects we now work with, to ensure we can continue to deliver impactful outcomes with communities and governmental bodies who have a shared goal and an understanding of how we work.

We want our long term projects to have high impact and to be sustainable. This is why we introduced our criteria, projects must have the ultimate goal of becoming ‘self-sustaining’. Once our team have delivered their contribution, be that financial,  constructing buildings and other infrastructure to increase the capacity of the school we work with, classrooms, borehole, fencing, dormitories to name just a few. Also we provide teachers, head teachers mentoring and other people led projects. 

Once we work on a project, we always take time to sit back and reflect. A lot of what we do has been new to the team, and whilst we always engage professionals to help us in our contributions, this is always an opportunity for learning.

We take lessons from every single project; from logistical challenges, socio-economic and political factors, particularly when engaging with international projects, and of course what success means.

Success on a project isn’t always clear, neither is the measurement for success, and this changes on each and every project we’re involved with.

We can take statistics, financial outcomes, and individual stories, but there are so many unmeasurable factors; happiness, wellbeing, long-term community advancement.

tGF seeks out projects where using our skills and gained experience can have the highest impact.

After a few years of working on the Foundation, Chairman Andrew Goodall identified that on occasions we had been mistaking our team happiness, and that of the people we work with, for impact, the reality can be far different.

Happiness is now, in the moment and short-term, but everything tGF works toward is creating a long-term difference, even when that includes the wellbeing, both physically and mentally of those we aim to help. Which is why we have taken our lessons, our learnings and have narrowed the projects we now work with, to ensure we can continue to deliver impactful outcomes with communities and governmental bodies who have a shared goal and an understanding of how we work.

UK

Any Other Business

A week of events showcasing the social good that goes on across Brighton & Hove, set up by a cross-sector group of organisations.

The Barge @ Brighton Marina

A non-profit community and youth hub located in Brighton Marina that hosts conferences, performances, workshops and other public events.

Brighton Dome

An internationally-renowned theatre that aside from its main calendar of events, also runs a range of community initiatives like Miss Represented—a theatre group made up of young women from some of the most deprived areas of Brighton.

Brighton Youth Centre

A hub of activity open to young people that offers a range of activities to boost their personal and educational development.

Centre for Studies in Inclusive Education

An independent centre, set up in 1982, actively supporting inclusive education as a human right of every child.

Kent Refugee Action Network

Charity that helps and supports young asylum seekers and refugees in the U.K.

ONCA

A charity in central Brighton that engages and brings attention to social and environmental issues through the arts.

SEA PR

PR company for ethical businesses, charities and social enterprises.

South East Dance

An internationally-recognised dance organisation that supports programmes and performances created and performed by known artists as well as diverse communities in Brighton and beyond.

Sussex Business Awards

Annual awards ceremony for the region; the Responsible Business Award is given to companies who benefit their local communities, through volunteering, sponsorship, mentoring or the like.

Additional Projects

Ada College, Forest Gate Community School, and various Scholarships.

Audio Active

Music charity that enables young people in Brighton to collaborate and find unique modes of expression.

Blockbuilders

Start up company that uses the video game ‘Minecraft’ to enable young people to reimagine and redesign their city.

Brighton Science Festival

Annual festival centred around making science accessible and fun for young people by putting on workshops and performances all around Brighton.

Bushy Leaze Community Support Fund

A charity created to support a children’s centre that provides support to families with young children, particularly those most at risk.

City Academy Whitehawk

State primary school serving one of the most disadvantaged communities in Brighton & Hove.

Little Green Pig

A writing charity inspiring creativity in children through workshops in underserved schools and libraries, as well as publishing children’s work.

Pro Baristas

Barista training programme for unemployed and vulnerable youth in Brighton & Hove also supporting placements in coffee shops around the city.

Social Enterprise Assist Fund

An impact investment fund led by Legal & General to provide loans to new or growing social enterprises across Brighton & Hove.

Streetfunk

Dance charity with a focus on soft skills development in children across the south coast.

Strike a Light

Arts and heritage projects that connect a diverse range of people to their communities.

Tarner Community Project

An internationally-recognised dance organisation that supports programmes and performances created and performed by known artists as well as diverse communities in Brighton and beyond.

African Management Initiative

Practical and online learning and development tools to empower African Managers and entrepreneurs.

Head Teachers’ Leadership Programme

Blended professional development programme for educators across Tanzania delivered through a mix of workshops, coaching and online learning.

School Construction Projects

Construction of two new classrooms and an office as well as building a dormitory roof for students in Northern Tanzania.

Ubongo

Educational animations and entertainment for children broadcast across Africa.

Bridge for Change

Youth-led Tanzanian charity that mentors and trains young people to be the change-makers in their own communities.

Love Support Unite

Malawi charity that provides farming supplies, including seeds and tools, as well as famine kits to combat food insecurity and encourage sustainable livelihoods for families.

Schools of Hope

After-school programmes delivered in rural and deprived areas of Tanzania and Kenya.

Wasso School

Government primary school in rural village in Northern Tanzania

Additional Projects

Further projects in Tanzania include Lumo School, the iPad Project, Virtual Reality for Education, and various Scholarships.

Columbia

Co-School: Youth social enterprise organisation that provides local business mentors to student groups, building problem-solving skills and entrepreneurial spirit.

India

Ashok Tree Foundation

Taqaddam

Schools-based programme in partnership with HSBC and the British Council to build soft skills and leadership opportunities for teenagers across the region, culminating in innovative social action competitions.

Turkey

ReVi, Izmir

Africa
Wasso School, Tanzania
UK
Pro Baristas
Africa
Other African donations
Africa
Head Teachers’ Mentoring Programme, Tanzania
International
Taqaddam
Africa
Virtual Reality for education, Tanzania
UK
Pro Baristas
Africa
Wasso School, Tanzania
Africa
Other African donations
Africa
Head Teachers’ Mentoring Programme, Tanzania
Africa
Virtual Reality for education, Tanzania
International
Taqaddam
Africa
Wasso School, Tanzania
UK
Pro Baristas
Africa
Other African donations
Africa
Head Teachers’ Mentoring Programme, Tanzania
International
Taqaddam
Africa
Virtual Reality for education, Tanzania
UK
Pro Baristas
Africa
Wasso School, Tanzania
Africa
Other African donations
Africa
Head Teachers’ Mentoring Programme, Tanzania
Africa
Virtual Reality for education, Tanzania
International
Taqaddam

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

In the period 2016, 2017 and 2018 tGF undertook international projects and grants in 13 different countries. 

Tanzania, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, UAE, , Kenya, Malawi. India, Turkey and Colombia.

Tanzania is where we have carried out numerous exciting projects. Highlights range from providing tables and chairs for over 15,000 pupils so they no longer have to sit on dirty floors, to new classrooms, kitchens, offices, dormitories and school perimeter fences. For many years we have funded 10 qualified teachers to 4 Government schools together with teaching and learning materials. Working with ‘Ubongo‘ we co-produced 4 episodes of educational animations and entertainment for children, teaching Character Skills; Growth Mind Set, Curiosity, Purpose and Grit, broadcast across Africa watched by over 6 millions families. These episodes are now showing on Sky TV. You can read more in our Case Studies.

Taqaddam is a large project where we partnered with the British Council and HSBC. Our team delivered a bespoke project that inspired young people across the Middle East and North Africa region, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and UAE, to develop their skills for learning and skills for life. Taqaddam is an innovative student-facing program that supported young people to realise their potential and enhance their ability to contribute positively to society. The project won a major award, the Taatheer Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Taqaddam pipped hundreds of other CSR initiatives to the post. You can read more in our Case Study.

In Kenya we supported an amazing charity called ‘School of Hope‘, to provide four libraries for after school and weekend programs to help building self esteem and the opportunities to do home work in a safe and well lit room. These are in rural and deprived areas. 

Malawi tGF provided a grant to ‘Love Support Unite‘ a charity that provides farming supplies, including seeds and tools, as well as famine kits to combat food insecurity and encourage sustainable livelihoods for families.

India The Ashok Tree Foundation build partnership between local communities and the foundation’s trustees and volunteers in order to advance education, well being and social needs within private communities. tGF a new classroom for twenty five students for the school in Tamil Nadu.

Turkey tGF awarded a grant to ‘ReVi‘ a group of volunteers based in Turkey who worked to help Syrian refugee families to rebuild their lives and communities through microfinance and education.

Columbia tGF provided a grant to ‘Co-School‘ a youth social enterprise social organization that provides local business mentors to student groups, building problem solving skills and entrepreneurial spirit.