Project report: Kids are Kids, Russia

Grantee: Kids are Kids, RussiaProject: Summer camp for marginalised and migrant families The Centre for support and adaptation for children of refugees and migrants “Kids are Kids” is a centre that helps children with linguistic, psychological and social adaptation. Since 1996 the Centre has been giving children from many countries the chance to integrate into …

Art for Ukraine in aid of BEARR’s Emergency Appeal

UK artist Ray Postill is selling his life’s work to raise money for BEARR’s Emergency Ukraine Appeal. Ray Postill Over the course of the last twenty years, self-taught amateur artist Ray Postill has painted over 250 pictures which are lovingly stored at his home in St Albans. A civil engineer by trade, Ray began painting …

Support Ukrainian Refugees in the UK: HealthProm Appeal

Our friends at HealthProm have launched an appeal to support Ukrainian refugees arriving in North London, many of whom are women and children without relatives, friends or any form of financial support here in the UK. HealthProm has been supporting vulnerable children, women and families in the UK, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Afghanistan for …

Project report: Ukrainian Down Syndrome Organisation, Ukraine

Young people with Down Syndrome can and want to work Grantee: Ukrainian Down Syndrome Organisation (UDSO), Ukraine Project: Support for people aged 16-35 with DS including access to jobs and social participation The UDSO’s Youth Club and Supported Employment Programme, supported by The BEARR Trust, completed the project “Creating tools for the socialisation and self-realisation of people with Down Syndrome to …

The BEARR Trust and David Nott Foundation present “Surgery on the front line in Ukraine: David Nott in conversation with Bridget Kendall”

We are delighted to announce that on Monday 27 June BEARR will be joined by trauma surgeon and author of War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line, David Nott, to discuss his work providing emergency surgical care and training local doctors in Ukraine. David will be in conversation with award-winning journalist and BEARR Patron, Bridget Kendall, to share his stories of …

Ukraine Appeal Update 25 May

It has now been twelve weeks since we launched our Emergency Appeal. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, BEARR has sent more than £170,000 to over thirty local CSOs providing urgent humanitarian aid in Ukraine and Moldova. We have been stunned by your support of our campaign, and our partners on the ground continue to share their gratitude in …

Small Grants Scheme 2022: Results

This year, BEARR’s Small Grants Scheme sought applications from across Eastern Europe and Central Asia 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, invited projects from previous BEARR grantees that would …

Ukraine Appeal Update 29 April

The BEARR Trust is incredibly grateful for your support of our Emergency Appeal. Three months into the war, and we have raised over £170,000, including donations received separately from our CAF donate site. We have now sent over £140,000 to our partners supporting vulnerable people in Ukraine and Moldova.  One of our trustees, Jane, returned to Moldova this …

The BEARR Trust’s Ukraine Appeal: Two Months On

When apprehension gave way to shock on 24 February, our first thought was to reassure our partners in Eastern Europe that we would continue to do all we could to support their work with vulnerable people. On 25 February we posted a message of support on our website and published links to several national and …

Project report: ZtRASS, Ukraine

Grantee: ZtRass (Zhytomyr Regional Association of Social Services), Ukraine Project: Self-help groups in small towns for single mothers and victims of domestic violence Sincere and open stories about people’s lives start with an invitation for “a coffee”. These stories are not for everyone, but for places where you are listened to, and can hear yourself, and …