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Video of UK-SVG Friendship Trust supporting St. Vincent and the Grenadines over the last year.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines continues its long journey to recover from the explosive volcanic eruption a year ago. April 9th  2022 marks the one-year anniversary since the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano which disrupted the lives and livelihoods of citizens forcing thousands into shelters across the country.

Whilst the country has returned to some level of normalcy, there are still many whose lives remain at a standstill in shelters or in alternative living arrangements across the island. 

The UK-SVG Friendship Trust has continued to work with its trusted local partners including, the St. Vincent Cooperative Bank and local representative Mr Darrien Ollivierre to bring targeted relief to many. This week, we are pleased to have helped RedRoot SVG Inc with food supplies to augment their support to vulnerable women in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The organisation in a statement said that the Trust “contributions will go a long way toward aiding women and children in St Vincent and the Grenadines.”

Further, we recently partnered with the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, particularly the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to offer bursaries to children to help on their educational journey. Working with the St. Vincent Cooperative Bank Ltd, bursary recipients have also been offered vouchers to become savers at that indigenous financial institution. 

Trust ​Director and Administrator Mr Adaiah Providence-Culzac reflecting on the partnership with the bank said that:

“The UK-SVG Friendship Trust values its partnership with the St. Vincent Co-operative Bank Ltd which was forged in response to assuring our donors and stakeholders of our commitment to accountability and transparency. A year on, I anticipate that our continued partnership will redound to the benefit of communities across Saint Vincent and the Grenadines particularly our children and women.”

“This bursary initiative which features access to the bank’s penny savers account for recipients underscores our belief that alongside financial support, our children must be taught the principles of savings, financial management and financial literacy at an early age.”

The UK-SVG Friendship Trust remains committed to the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the long term and will launch new programmes and initiatives in the Summer to achieve its various charitable objectives. 

Our Ambassador Donna Fraser OBE OLY thanks and reflects 2 months on from the eruptions!

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2 months ago today the La Soufrière Volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines erupted and started a sequence of events that displaced many and caused a crisis across the islands. Today our ambassador Donna Fraser looks back at what we have done with your help to #SupportSVG and also looks ahead whilst expressing how vital it is that we keep up momentum and not forget that our islands still need our help.

Please watch the video, share and continue to #BeVocalforSVG.

If you would like to support the continued work of the UK-SVG Friendship Trust  you can make a donation here:

Follow @uksvgfriends on all social media to see what we have been working on with your donations so far and to stay updated on what we will be doing next.

Appeal for support for 2yr Football programme for Vincentian young people in the Red Zone

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The UK-SVG Friendship Trust is delighted to be partnering with a local football club in St. Vincent called Je Belle FC. As partners we will support 75 children under the age of 13 as part of our psycho-social programme. The male and female footballers, all of whom are from the red zones will receive two years of support initially.

Help us by purchasing football boots suitable for hard grass surface. The details of what is required is in the image above.

You can ship directly to:




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So help us get our young Vincentians active and engaged in Team sport so that they receive vital psycho-social support!

Alternatively you can make a monetary donation and/or share this blog post to show your support today: