The Trust makes a wide variety of grants to charities and individuals. Please see our latest set of annual accounts for details. In addition, we refer here to some recent case studies.

Funding a Gap Year
Isabelle Yeung – Honduras
Isabelle has recently returned from Honduras where she spent a year teaching in a school with Project Trust, with the help of a small grant from the Ferguson Trust. Here is her report.

Hector – South America
The Trust awarded Hector £300 to help fund his gap year.  Hector visited South America with Raleigh International.  Here is his report

Grants to Charities
Zambia Orphans of AIDS UK
The Trust supports a project run by Zambia Orphans of AIDS UK in southern Zambia.  In 2012 we awarded a grant of £14,705 which has helped to supply children with uniforms, stationery and shoes. To find out more about this please click here.

TESSA – The Open University
For a number of years the Trust has supported the Open University and in 2012 we awarded the OU £1million to help fund their Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa project.  Please see their recent report. To find out more about this please click here or visit the TESSA website for further information.

In December 2014 the Trustees of the Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust helped to fund Oxfam’s education project in Niger with a grant of £30,000.  By January 2015, a total of 4, 486 pupils were enrolled in the 18 schools involved in the project – up from 2,700 children when the project began. To find out more please click here for their report.

Ripple Africa
The Trust awarded a grant of £10,000 to Ripple Africa in October 2014 and they have now completed the construction of a girls dormitory at a secondary school in Malawi.  To see their report please click here.

Educational Grants
The Trust supports a number of individuals with part funding for their post-graduate studies, in addition, in partnership with various Universities, we have a variety of scholarship funds for students from developing countries.  Please see the reports we have received from some current recipients of scholarships, studying at The University of Manchester. To find out more about this please click here.