The Latin American Children’s Trust was set up in 2004 and is a registered charity in England and Wales. It is a grant giving trust supporting development programmes in four Andean countries in promotion of the Trust’s principal objective of “relief of poverty, distress and hardship and the promotion of education, health and welfare of children and other members of families with children in Latin America”.

All our grant giving is to UK registered charities which operate generally through their own partner networks in our focus countries – Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. We work with a limited number of partners with whom we have developed long term relationships.

We fund multi-year development projects to maximise the potential that comes with our long-term commitment to the region.

Projects span the areas of Education, Health, Poverty Alleviation and Protection, leveraging the capabilities of our partner organisations in their particular field of expertise and demonstrable effective implementation.

We prioritise projects with practical local implementation and with a high degree of community involvement, often evidencing a method which can serve as an expanded model. The main methodologies applied tend to be centred around capacity building and advocacy.