The Education Bursary Fund 2022
The Education Bursary Fund has been introduced by SVG Friendship Foundation (UK) for young people it considers to be the most in need. This Bursary can pay you up to £400 over the school year and has strict eligibility criteria.
For this academic year 2022/2023, one hundred and seventy-seven (177) Vincentian students each received EC$340.00 bursaries through the UK-SVG Friendship Trust Fund, totaling over EC$60,000.00. The Ministry held an official handing over ceremony on April 4, 2022 at the Methodist Church, Kingstown. At the ceremony, thirty (30) of the 177 students across Saint Vincent and the Grenadines received bursaries with the reminder scheduled to collect their bursaries from the Ministry during the month of April, 2022.
SVG La Soufriere Volcano Recovery Assistance Programme (SVG-RAP) 2021
The UK-SVG Friendship Trust has partnered with the SVG High Commission and other partners to spearhead efforts to mobilise the Vincentian diaspora and wider UK society to respond to the active threat to lives and livelihoods since the explosive eruption of the La Soufriere volcano on 9th April 2021.
Heavy ashfall from the volcano was deposited across the Fitz-Hughes community, North Leeward.
Since then, we have accepted support from over 2000 donors on our official GoFundMe page to raise much needed funds to ensure that our friends and families in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines receive critical support.
As we continue to monitor developments on the ground, the Trust is mindful that the road to recovery will be a long one. Therefore, we are actively working on a short, medium and long term plan to remain responsive to the changing needs of the communities.