Project report: Tvory Dobropillya, Ukraine

To Babushka with Love  Grantee: Tvory Dobropillya, UkraineProject: “To Babushka with Love”, combatting elderly isolation through cooking classes with teenagers A small town in eastern Ukraine, Dobropillya is located 80 km from the line of the conflict zone. In 2014, the city received more than 8,000 refugees from the occupied Donbas, which was more than …

New Information Officer: Alexia Claydon

BEARR is delighted to announce the appointment of Alexia Claydon as BEARR’s new Information Officer. Alexia first joined BEARR in August 2021 as a volunteer translator, after graduating from the University of Birmingham with a BA in History and Russian. During her time in Birmingham, she worked as a fundraiser for the housing charity Shelter. …

Small Grants Scheme 2022: Preliminary Results

Employing a slightly different approach to previous years, The BEARR Trust’s 2022 Small Grants Scheme sought project proposals for two separate themes. The first strand, Project A, invited applications for projects to improve the social welfare of migrant workers and the wellbeing of their families. The second strand, Project B, was open to former BEARR …

Ukraine Appeal Update 11 April

The BEARR Trust extends its thanks for your continued support of our Ukraine Appeal. Seven weeks into our emergency response, and we have sent more than £120,000 to our partners providing urgent humanitarian aid to vulnerable people within Ukraine and arriving in Moldova. We are in regular contact with over 20 organisations, who are adapting their work …

Ukraine Appeal Update 4 April

As we move into the sixth week of our response, we are pleased to report that over £100,000 has been sent to local organisations providing urgent humanitarian aid in Ukraine and Moldova. We are continuing to send funds to those we already know, and as we discover new partners doing valuable relief work, our network is growing and we are beginning …

Ukraine Appeal Update 28 March

Thank you for your continued support of our Ukraine Appeal. A month into our response and we have raised almost £160,000 from more than 800 donors. A small team of our trustees have been working over the last four weeks to quickly transfer funds to BEARR’s contacts, who are providing emergency assistance and care to vulnerable people in Ukraine or …

Fundraisers and Sponsored Events for BEARR’s Ukraine Appeal

The BEARR Trust extends its thanks to our friends and supporters around the UK and in the USA who have so generously organised fundraisers to raise money for our Ukraine Appeal. Please see below a list of events. On Sunday 20 March, Isaac ran the Hastings Half Marathon on our behalf, and exceeded his initial target of …

Ukraine Appeal Update 21 March

As we move into the fourth week of our response to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, we want to thank you all for your support of our fundraising appeal. Since the launch of our campaign, we have raised over £150,000 from over 780 donors, including donations received separately from our CAF Donate site. We are continuing to raise …

Ukraine Appeal Update 14 March

The BEARR Trust and our partners in Ukraine and Moldova give our heartfelt thanks for your incredibly generation donations to our appeal. With your support, we have raised over £130,000, including donations received separately from our CAF Donate site. Over half the funds raised have already been sent to local organisations on the ground in Ukraine and Moldova. …