“WINDOWS” FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS

In order to enable us to properly assess the great numbers of good grant applications we are receiving, we are introducing specific periods during which we will accept applications.  We are very sorry, but we will not accept applications outside these “windows”.  The next “windows” are as follows

  • 1st October to 15th November 2019  – water and sanitation projects
  • 15th February to 31st March 2020  – no theme decided on at present

Those who regularly consult our website will notice that the 1st October to 15th November 2018 window has been removed.  We are very sorry about this, but it is our only way of addressing the large number of applications we have received.  We have some 15 applications in hand that we have not yet been able to consider, and these will be addressed in January 2019.

We have decided to adopt a themed approach.  For certain windows we ask for applications that only fall into a particular category.  We are restricting the October to November 2019 window to projects involving water and sanitation.  Ideas for future themes include “teaching resources” and “sports facilities”.

Please also bear in mind our priorities:  education in the Northern regions of Ghana, and the education of girls.

Safeguarding policy concerning children, May 2018

In accordance with new EU legislation, and as a condition of receiving a grant from Ghana School Aid, recipients will be asked to sign agreement with the following:

  1. the welfare of the child is paramount

  2. no child or group of children must be treated any less favourably than others in being able to access services which meet their particular needs

  3. all children without exception have the right to protection from abuse regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or beliefs

This policy will be reviewed, approved and endorsed by the Executive Committee annually or when legislation changes.

This policy applies to all GSA trustees, to our representatives in Ghana and to all the schools and colleges that we fund.

Every recipient of a grant from Ghana School Aid will be informed of this policy and asked to agree to the principles set out in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 above, before any funds are dispersed to them.

Data protection policy May 2018

Ghana School Aid is a charity which funds small-scale educational improvements in Ghana.  Its supporters usually have a personal link with Ghana and are wonderful in giving donations and legacies to enable the committee to continue its work.

GSA retains a list of postal addresses and email addresses of our supporters.  We also have some telephone numbers where these have been freely given. The two committee members who hold copies of the lists are in continual contact with one another, ensuring the lists are kept up-to-date.

We use these lists to send out the annual Newsletter and the AGM documents.  We may occasionally need to make an additional exceptional mailshot, and we may occasionally need to contact individual supporters about matters concerning them.

We never share these lists with any other organisation.  If ever in the future we deemed it advantageous to do so, we promise to consult everyone on the lists first.

You have a perfect right to opt out of receiving communications from GSA.  We will update our lists in accordance with your requests to us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

To:  Penny Sewell, GSA, 4 Windermere Road, London N10 2RE

 

I (we), ……………………………………………………………………………………………….(your name/s),

wish to remain on the Ghana School Aid address lists, until further notice.

 

Signed ……………………………………………………………………………….     D