2015 / 16

Monetary donations:

Received and used for grants:
– £894 carried forward from 2014/15 FY.
– £4,500 raised during annual London charity auction and ball
– £3,397 raised by our pioneer fundraiser via myDonate
– £676 additional online donations
See below for usage of funds

£500 donated earmarked for disadvantaged  families in Bauska region
See below for usage of funds

Received but carried forward:
£565 (related to a fundraising event taking place in 2016/17 FY). 

Donations in kind:
– 760kg (1,676lbs) of clothes and toys were donated by parents from Latvian School in London, London Latvian families and other beneficiaries. Hotel 72QT in London managed by Latvian Welfare Fund supported us with temporary storage. airBaltic supported shipment to Latvia. Latvian Children’s Fund coordinated logistics in Latvia. Goods in process of being distributed among 4 crisis centres in Riga, Ogre, Koknese and for the first time Kraslava.Other:

Distance translators have assisted:

– ziedot.lv


Usage of funds / grants: 

– £500
as per restriction of donor used to buy basic furniture and household appliances for 6 disadvantaged families with young children from Bauska
– £9,467
issued in grants and used to purchase equipment and toys for 20 crisis centres and NGOs based in 18 cities and towns across Latvia