World Impact

How our grants impact different regions of the world

World Impact

Thanks to the way we are funded, The Access Foundation has been able to expand the grants given to the chosen Access Group Charities of the Year around the World, as well as approve grants to three new Charities of the Year which came on stream in FY23.

Europe

The Foundation approved grants to three new Charities of the Year in the UK, Romania and Ireland.

Parkinson’s UK

The Access Foundation are contributing to Parkinson’s UK financial assistance grants programme across the UK to people with Parkinson’s and their unpaid carers. In addition to the struggles of having Parkinson’s, many are faced with job loss and increasing costs which causes financial distress. Emergency grant provision will help alleviate this and allow people to feel less trapped and improve their quality of life. The grants can cover things from everyday costs such as food and transport to home alterations.

Associatia Scoala Mamei Junior Hospital

The Access Foundation supports charities, projects and activities which make a real difference to people’s lives in all of the countries in which The Access Group operates. The Group has recently opened its new offices in Timisoara, which were officially launched in May. Access Group colleagues in Romania proposed Associatia Scoala Mamei Junior Hospital as Charity of the Year in Romania and enabled the purchase of a video bronchoscope for the children’s hospital in the city of Timisoara, which currently provides medical care for children from over half of the country. The new device will avoid the need to transport hundreds of children over 300km to other hospitals for emergency interventions every year and will help thousands of children with this piece of equipment.

Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation

Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation is a nationwide charity providing in-home nursing care and respite support for children up to the age of 6 with severe to profound cognitive delay. The Access Foundation have agreed to fund nursing hours to help families and allowing them the gift of time. A Jack and Jill nurse will take care of the child that needs specialist care, giving other siblings a chance to spend time with parents, attend sports events, school and leisure activities.

Asia and Australasia

In addition to these grants, The Foundation has been able to offer an additional £396K to all the active charities of the year chosen by the people of Access around the world. These are:

UK – Parkinson’s

Ireland – Jack & Jill Foundation

Romania - Associatia Scoala Mamei Junior Hospital

Australia – Variety WA

New Zealand – Muscular Dystrophy New Zealand

Malaysia - National Cancer Society of Malaysia

Unconnected Foundation

The Foundation can also announce a brand new partnership with the Unconnected Foundation (unconnected.org) to launch a pilot programme to provide schools in remote and rural areas of Malaysia with internet connectivity. This will begin to roll out in FY24 and if successful, could expand to other countries.