It costs money to deliver our services in Zambia and your donations will help us to keep reaching out to people who need them. For example; to provide a supply of art materials for a hospital ward costs £35, to send a trainer to a provincial hospital to run a course for mental health staff costs £300, art materials for that course cost £40. Every donation we get helps to provide these essentials.
We have no paid staff or offices and ZTA is entirely volunteer-led and run. The training in Zambia is delivered by our volunteers. All the donations we receive go directly to supporting our work in Zambia! Our volunteer trainers go out from Scotland to share their skills, knowledge and experience with people in Zambia who need them most. Every donation we get is spent directly on our work in Zambia.
Services for children who have faced adverse life events are very under-resourced in Zambia 2019 we ran an initial course on working with children who have suffered trauma that was very successful. We were able to raise the funds to send a volunteer trainer to deliver this work and we would like it to be a regular part of our training activity if we can raise funds to do so. Your donation will help us to extend our services to all those in need.
FUNDING AND GRANTS In order to pursue our aims, we raise money through grants and other funding For the last three years we have been awarded grants by the Scottish Government Department for International Development Small Grants scheme to develop our work in Zambia and to grow and strengthen the organisation in Scotland and our partners in Zambia. These grants are awarded on the basis of a competitive application process and are administered by the CORRA Foundation (for more information see https://www.corra.scot). We have also been supported by the Schiehallion Trust and MAITS (Multi Agency Training & Support) and have raised about GBP 10,500 through donations since 2015.
As part of our funding process, we have to comply with the requirements of our funders. We have to show that we have a policy framework in place to maintain the highest standards of behaviour and practice for everyone involved in our work both in Scotland and Zambia. See more details in Policies.