30 Jun 2022

Nine more projects approved by Croda Foundation Board of Trustees

Vaccine, infrastructure, healthcare, education, training and environmental projects in South America, Africa and Asia have been selected by Croda Foundation’s independent Board of Trustees in the latest round of grants awarded during summer 2022.

Croda Foundation is an independent charitable trust, with an aim to improve one million lives by 2030. We focus on improving access to healthcare, reducing hunger and poverty, improving livelihoods and protecting and restoring forests and ecosystems.

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Following meetings of the Board of Trustees in June and July 2022, a total of £1.25m has been awarded to the following projects:

Tackling Covid-19 vaccination barriers for under-18s in India
British Asian Trust awarded a grant of £200,000

Planting trees and supporting sustainable rural agroforestry in Tanzania
Treedom awarded a grant of £39,399

Improving access to clean water, hygiene and sanitation in Uganda
Neverthirst awarded a grant of £37,000

Preventing skin cancer and supporting people with albinism in Uganda
Beyond Suncare awarded a grant of £30,000

Saving lives by supplying medical oxygen for Covid patients in Indonesia
United Nations Development Programme, Indonesia granted £114,570

Covid vaccinations and infrastructure in Indonesia, Uganda and Senegal
Gavi, vaccine alliance awarded a grant of £200,000

Improving maternal health services for Venezuelan migrants in Colombia
Project Hope awarded a grant of £200,000

Developing sustainable cocoa farming models in Ivory Coast
Nitidae awarded a grant of £322,511

Providing safe water for agricultural and domestic use in Uganda
Tear Fund’s Toilet Twinning initiative awarded a grant of £110,882

This brings the total number of projects being supported by Croda Foundation to 17. Projects previously approved for grants during 2021 include:

Fresh produce initiative supporting hungry families in New Jersey, USA
America’s Grow-a-row awarded a grant of £50,000

Smart farming, energy and business development in urban slums in Kenya
Association of Women in Agriculture, Kenya (AWAK) awarded £30,000

Reviving traditional agriculture and improving food security in the Amazon
Instituto Amazonas awarded a grant of £92,000

Stopping the spread of Covid-19 in Uganda
Amref Health Africa awarded a grant of £214,546

14m Covid vaccines for India, and strengthening health infrastructure
British Asian Trust awarded a grant of £500,000

Vaccine education and digital inclusion in the Amazon
Instituto Amazonas awarded a grant of £68,000

Business training for blind and partially sighted people in South Africa
Blind SA awarded a grant for £71,803

The final live project is Croda Foundation’s 2021/22 charity of the year, British Heart Foundation (BHF). Nominated and chosen by a vote of Croda International’s employees, they have been awarded a grant of £50,000 for their 'Patients First' services - increasing the capacity of BHF’s Heart Helpline, improving their online information hub and supporting their peer-to-peer virtual support groups.

As of the end of August 2022, a total of £1.8m has been awarded through Croda Foundation grants. All grants made are restricted funds to be applied to a specific purpose that aligns with Croda Foundation’s charitable purposes. Croda Foundation will work with all of our grantees to monitor and assess the impact of all projects as they continue, and provide regular updates on progress.

Find out more about Croda Foundation’s funding approach here.

Our Governance

Croda Foundation, established in 2020, is an independent charitable company set up by FTSE 100 specialty chemicals company, Croda International Plc, and is registered in England and Wales (number: 1196455).  The Foundation is solely funded by generous donations from Croda International Plc and led by an independent Board of Trustees