Lloyd’s Charities Trust has committed to supporting RedR, the international disaster relief charity, with a donation of £450,000 over the next three years (April 2016 – March 2019).
This funding will increase the ability of over 2,000 individuals and organisations to prepare for and respond to emergencies, especially in urban centres, and will support the following projects:
- Developing and delivering a new e-facilitated learning programme for local responders in disaster-affected countries
- Training international aid workers
- Providing technical support and harnessing private sector expertise
- Tailored support in the immediate aftermath of a disaster
HRH The Princess Royal will be recognising Lloyd’s Charities Trust’s support at a City reception on Wednesday 24 February where Chris Harman, Chairman of Lloyd’s Charities Trust, will collect a certificate on behalf of Lloyd’s Charities Trust.
Over the last three years, Lloyd’s Charities Trust has supported RedR with a grant of £100,000 per annum to deliver the ‘Ready to Respond’ programme designed to build the capacity of humanitarians to respond to disasters, especially in urban areas. Over the course of the partnership, Lloyd’s Charities Trust has supported the training of 1,780 aid workers living and working in 104 countries and RedR has leveraged an additional £110,000 in donations and in-kind support from the Corporation and the Lloyd’s market.
Speaking about the partnership between RedR and Lloyd’s Charities Trust, Chris Harman, Chairman of the Lloyd’s Charities Trust said:
“Lloyd’s, as a major international insurance market, is committed to improving global resilience and helping communities to cope with disaster. International insurers and the aid community have vital roles to play in the aftermath of any disaster and, as the grant-making charity of the Lloyd’s market we are pleased to support aid workers all over the globe with this project. We are delighted to be renewing our partnership with RedR, who use their considerable expertise to help train aid workers, and deliver valuable solutions in some of the most difficult and challenging conditions.”
Martin McCann, CEO of RedR, said: "We are deeply grateful for the continued support of Lloyd’s Charities Trust. The ‘Ready to Respond’ project addresses a very clear gap in our collective capacity to deal with disasters, particularly in urban settings. Our partnership with Lloyd’s Charities Trust has enabled us to take some significant steps towards enhancing this capacity, and we look forward to seeing it develop over the next three years."
Achievements of the 2013-2016 project: