Join us for an informative and fun day

Our next meet is on 27th September 2014 in the lovely town of Stratford Upon Avon and we have a packed agenda as usual. If you are interested in any of the below topics (or may have something to contribute), we have a few places left for non members, but do let us know soon. 1) An unusual fundraising idea in time for Christmas and why it pays to invest a bit to rake it in. 3) A short presentation by a new online platform and a chance to explore the pitfalls and legal requirements of taking on volunteers on the ground. 4) A talk by John Peterson, representing National Police Aid Convoy about … [Read more...]

Welcome to Porridge and Rice

T4A welcomes Porridge and Rice our latest member. Find out what they do and best of all, join one of their many fundraisers like their family day on 29th June in Whitton, featuring a 5-a-side football tournament. All ages are welcome to compete, or simply to join in the fun of being outdoors. There will also be activities like balloon animals and face painting, as well as hot dogs for sale. All details on their website. What a very active bunch they are. … [Read more...]

Latest news update on KYGN

One year on from the T4A meeting in Oxford, the new KYGN school has opened. The April meeting was the stimulus for the partnership between the kanga project and the newly formed KYGN UK and support from Goodwill and Growth for Africa (GAGA) Phase 1 of the purpose built new school in Mabogini, rural Tanzania opened today. The priority is and always will be first rate education and, crucially, English tuition to make transition to secondary education within reach to children who otherwise cannot meet the language requirements of secondary education. … [Read more...]

GAGA support Kilimanjaro Young Girls In Need

Yet another example of the power of working together. At the April 2013 meeting of T4A, Goodwill and Growth for Africa (GAGA) heard about the Kilimanjaro Young Girls in Need Project (see September 2013 news item). Since then GAGA has been working with the newly formed KYGN UK and one of the GAGA Trustees has visited the project. Impressed by what they learned, GAGA has now supported construction work to help complete the new school and funded a Community Worker to strengthen the team in Tanzania for this first year of running the new school. For more information about the work of GAGA visit: … [Read more...]

Christmas campaigns

Christmas is the time of year when all small charities put the word BIG into their fundraising. With just four weeks to go we take a look at what some of our members are doing. If you want to make a donation to charity that really counts this Christmas check them out, because they all do make a BIG difference with very little. Happy Christmas. Osiligi Charity Projects - Build a classroom – Double your donation (for free) Friends of Ket Wangi Orphanage - Christmas Big Box Appeal The Friends of Kadzinuni - Christmas Charity Gig Pepaids - Great Big Christmas Card Campaign Goodwill & … [Read more...]

Our very own “Leading Lady”

Anyone who knows PEPAIDS' founder and CEO Helen Allen may have had to look twice when M&S went 'live' with its Autumn/Winter advertising campaign last month. Helen, also one of T4A's founding members, stars alongside a range of women who have tasted success in their field including actress Dame Helen Mirren and ballerina Darcey Bussell. Helen was chosen because of her achievements in nursing which include being voted "nurse of the year" by the British Journal of Nursing in 2011. But she could easily have been chosen for her volunteer work for PEPAIDS or her great ability to bring life … [Read more...]

Oxford meet – your feedback

Our last meet in Oxford was a great success and as before we like to leave it to those who attended to share their thoughts on the day. “I would  like to say a massive thank you to all of you for making yesterday worth getting up at 4am. The input from your various perspectives and experiences added to the great presentations of all our speakers of the day made this meet a very productive and enjoyable day. I noticed a great willingness to share and collaborate further. T4A is our open widow to the world and a great way of showing everyone out there who wants to know, what small charities … [Read more...]

April Members Meet Agenda

Our next members meet in Oxford on 13 April will be welcoming 20 charities all looking forward to getting some insights into some areas of work they are all passionate about; from help on how to raise funds to getting tips on how to train and develop teachers programmes. You are welcome to check out the April meet Agenda  and send us suggestions and comments. We welcome feed back  from you the visitors, many of you are our inspirations. … [Read more...]

Welcome to Wellfound our latest member

Our newest member WellFound is operating in West Africa and does, well, wells mostly. Along with providing that most precious of necessities, water, they also build sanitation facilities and conduct hygiene education. Their inclusion means that T4A has another 3 countries on its portfolio of members, Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Burkina Faso with that wonderfully named Capital, Ouagadougou. We look forward to meeting them on April 13th at our Spring meet in Oxford. … [Read more...]

Welcome to Equip, our latest member

We are pleased to welcome our new member charity Equip. Based in Eastleigh in Hants, Equip works in Rwanda with the aim to promote educational and health care opportunities which allow people in challenging circumstances to determine their own future. We very much look forward to meeting one of their representatives at our April meet. … [Read more...]

Thank you Frontiers Foundation

Several moons ago, T4A got to know Oxford based Property Frontiers, one of Europe’s leading firms specialising in the international property investment market. They were interested in setting up a charitable arm to their business because as Ray Withers said, “working in the international property arena, we are acutely aware of the impact that our investments can have at the local level and (of our) corporate social responsibility." Unsure of how to go about it and in particular in evaluating possible projects, they approached T4A for advice. A trip to Oxford later by a few T4A founding … [Read more...]

Welcome to GAGA & LUBWE

Together 4 Africa is very happy to welcome two new member charities;  Goodwill and Growth for Africa - GAGA (no, not that one!) and Lubwe Zambia Fund. GAGA is our first member charity working in South Africa. They are putting all their efforts in supporting children and communities affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty. Lubwe Zambia Fund are making a difference with their ongoing support to the Lubwe Mission hospital in particular. Like all our member charities they rely on the good will of donors to bring hope and a hand up, so please check them out; they are looking forward to meeting you. … [Read more...]

A member’s perspective

Essential tips I picked up at the latest T4A event - by Martin Smedley of Act4Africa This Saturday I went to a T4A training meeting together with other small charities working in Africa to learn, share expertise and network together. I am a great believer in networking and in the benefits which can derive from charities working together wherever possible, particularly when working internationally.  I am sure we all know the anecdotal stories of villages where several charities discover they are duplicating efforts. I know from my own experience of African towns that have twinned with … [Read more...]

Coventry meet – a relaxed affair

On 26th November some of our members met for an informal day of training and networking and we want to thank Nobby of Gilead Health Development for sorting out a great venue at a fire station in Coventry. As well as enjoying meeting and chatting to members, we were able to meet a couple of new members and we hope that they enjoyed their first look into our "world". The day was relaxed and useful with a couple of highlights.  In particular we were taught the inside out of applying for grants from a slip of a lass with the experience of a well seasoned professional; thank you Amy King for giving … [Read more...]

Come and meet us in Coventry

Together 4 Africa is holding a meet and training day for its members in Coventry on 26th November 2011. If you are a small charity interested to meet like minded people as well as get some useful training in how to write a grant application, get in touch before 20th November. You are very welcome to come along and find out more about us. Cost is only £10 per person and includes lunch. You can download the agenda and the whereabouts details here. … [Read more...]

Africa Oye – A tale of wind and passion

Please let it be rainless we prayed and it was. Please let it be windless we.... damn we forgot that one! So it took ages to set up but it all looked good in the end. So what about the passion? Well it came from our encounters with people just as passionate about wanting to make a difference as we are. May be we talked mostly to the converted, but at least, they now know about us. Thank you Liverpool, it was a most enjoyable 2 days.   … [Read more...]

Come and see us at Africa Oye

on 18th & 19th June 2011 at what has been hailed the biggest FREE African music festival in the UK. Set in Sefton Park in Liverpool, Africa Oye is a unique and joyful African experience with great music, food and lots of crafts and fashion stalls. We are joining the celebrations by bringing to you the wonderful stories of people working hard to improve their lives with a little help from their friends back in the UK. Come and get to know the 12 member charities who will be sharing Together 4 Africa's platform, you might be pleasantly surprised at how much tiny charities like us are achieving. … [Read more...]

The one we made earlier wasn’t good enough

This bank holiday week-end while you’ve been enjoying the Royal Wedding or the sunshine, we have been busy creating a new version of our website. Not because we had nothing better to do, but just because we thought you deserved better in ease of use and relevance. That’s how much we care. So what’s new? Well let’s start with the home page. • You can now find charities by country or by the causes they support. • You can watch a film to cut out the boredom. We’ll change it from time to time to keep your interest fresh. • You can discover a project that needs funding and every charity gets … [Read more...]

Expedition Africa 2011

On 10th March, 4 lads are setting off on an exciting journey from Exeter to South Africa in a converted Land Rover. Prior and during this 4 1/2 month journey they will be promoting Together 4 Africa and raising funds for Ket Wangi Orphanage in Kenya where they will stop for a couple of weeks and help out. You can follow their progress on their blog Expedition Africa 2011 , join them on Facebook and also check out Ket Wangi Orphanage. It is badly in need of support. It was through T4A that they got to hear about the orphanage. Collaboration at its best! … [Read more...]

Feed back on T4A’s Pampering Day

We said it was a great day, but don't take our word for it. We asked participants to fill in a feedback form and we think we've got them all back. We've done a recap for all to see.  Many also sent messages and in particular a couple of participants who were flying off in the days following and did not get a chance to fill in the questionnaire. Here are some of them. "just want to say thank you for organising what was a tremendous conference yesterday, and I hope this is only one of a number of emails you get saying the same. It was invaluable and, as I said, is just the thing I’ve been … [Read more...]