Sustain for Life is a small, hands-on NGO with limited resources. We seek like-minded partners who share our practical approach and values to improve future opportunities for very poor, vulnerable and marginalised communities. We make grants to registered charities/non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and Community Based Organisations (CBOs). We do not provide grants to organisations that are seeking funding towards the promotion of religion or political campaigns or to organisations that discriminate against minority groups or on the basis of race, creed, colour, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, age or disability.
Please view our Funding Strategy for more information.
Sustain for Life funds projects in line with our mission – those that help the “poorest of the poor”, most vulnerable or most marginalised. We do not provide long-term aid, but rather support projects that help people develop the skills and resources to look after themselves. All projects supported by Sustain for Life must have an element of sustainability and a clear exit strategy. Sustain for Life does not set funding limits but rather expects our partners to develop realistic and cost-efficient budgets based on competitive market rates and the necessary inputs required to deliver an impactful project. We only work with partners who seek to maximise every penny spent, look at low-cost alternative solutions and minimize administrative costs. We value partnership and welcome co-funding.
We help poor and marginalised individuals develop sustainable nutritious food supplies and income-generating potential through the practice, training and outreach of sustainable organic agriculture, especially at the institution and community level.
We provide vulnerable youth with improved living conditions, nutrition, psychological support, education, vocational training and other support in order to give them a self-sustainable future. We have focused on children with disabilities and those living in extreme poverty or in juvenile detention facilities.
We have supported projects improving maternal and child health and those that offer sustainable solutions for healthcare, including innovative community insurance schemes.
“We have overall enjoyed working with Sustain for Life as a development partner more than just a funder.”
“With kind support from Sustain For Life, we were able to transform the lives of 300 youth at Uganda’s only juvenille rehabilitation centre through training in agriculture and lifeskills and integrating them into the community as responsible citizens.”
“Sustain for Life, we sincerely appreciate the great work that has enabled the disadvantaged and the poorest of the poor to live normal lives.”