The Paul Hodges Trust provides grants to small charities working to tackle poverty in sub-saharan Africa. We are focussed on breaking the cycle of poverty through empowering women and girls living in some of Africa’s poorest communities. We seek out and partner with small, expert charities led and run by local people. Together we design high-impact projects, giving women & girls the opportunities, education and healthcare that they deserve.
Over the next 5 years, we will work in some of Africa’s poorest communities to bring about transformative change for thousands of women and girls. We will do this by delivering on our 5 strategic aims.
How? Work alongside women living in poverty to identify appropriate and sustainable economic opportunities and provide the skills training, start up grants, equipment and mentoring needed for success.
How? Enhance access to information about sexual health and family planning, bust myths and misconceptions. change attitudes and deliver access to basic health.
How? Support the most vulnerable girls to access and stay in school through provision of school fees, family livelihood support and meeting associated school costs.
How? Work with communities to change the ideas about women and girls that erode their right to a life of happiness and dignity. Build communities capacity to tackle discrimination and violence.
How? Grow our network of supporters and avenues of income to fund our work. Support small African-led organisations working in the world's poorest communities to access funding and grown their own capacity.