About INTO Giving

Working across the globe, INTO Giving supports projects that increase access to education and improves the quality of teaching and learning.

INTO Giving supports disadvantaged – and very often impoverished – children’s and young people’s education in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. We help children to go to school, stay in school and we improve the quality of education in their schools.

SINCE 2008, WE HAVE HELPED CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE, TEACHERS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES THROUGH 21 PROJECTS IN 13 COUNTRIES ACROSS 4 CONTINENTS.

 

'Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. It promotes individual freedom and empowerment and yields important development benefits.'  -- UNESCO

Working across the globe, INTO Giving supports projects that increase access to education and improves the quality of teaching and learning.

INTO Giving is supported by INTO University Partnerships a global higher education organisation. We work closely with staff, students, education counsellors, family, friends, INTO university partners and the general; public who support our projects through volunteering their time and skills, donations and fundraising.

What we do

INTO Giving supports children's and young people's education across the globe.

We have a special focus on supporting girls' education in the developing world, and refugee education.

Refugee education projects include the School Bus Project in Calais, France and the Jusoor School for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.

Ensuring these children still have access to education is crucial to creating a more peaceful, equal world.

Our support for girls education includes helping open the Girls Shine Academy in Malawi, refurbishing a primary school and women teachers' accommodation with the Wulugu Project in Ghana and IT training in Bangladesh.

Educating girls is vital for creating a more equal world and for developing the wider community.

Since 2008, we have built IT centres in Africa and Asia. We’ve provided school lunches to impoverished children in China and Thailand. We’ve funded preschools, primary schools, secondary schools and young people going to higher education.

In addition to all of our work in the developing world, INTO Giving also funds education projects local to INTO University Partnerships centres in the UK and the US, where INTO students and staff may volunteer.

Why do we do it

 

  • We have access to educational skills and resources that enable us to increase access to education in places where there is none, and to improve the quality of education in schools that need it
  • We have access to the resources, knowledge and skills, and we want to put them to good use
  • 57 million young children worldwide are unable to attend school

 

Put simply, it's a case of human rights. And education, among human rights, is essential for all other human rights, and promotes individual freedom.

We also do it because:

  • Education reduces poverty and powers economic growth, improves people’s chance of a healthier life, reduces child mortality, reduces the likelihood of women marrying and having children at an early age
  • Education reduces a women's and girls' risk of HIV infection, and improves overall health and wellbeing

 

Who are we?

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Christopher Walker

Chris Walker has more than twenty years' experience of working at children's and young people's charities in the UK and the US, including Prevent Child Abuse America, Centrepoint, Depaul UK and YoungMinds. Chris joined INTO Giving in November 2015, and is the author of two works of fiction: Now You Know and The Visitor

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Isabel Knight

Isabel Knight, when she joined INTO Giving May 2014, was the charity's first-ever paid full-time employee. Isabel is a demon on the netball court, loves swimming in the sea and in autumn 2016 became a mum. Prior to INTO Giving, Isabel work at Carers Trust, heading up a project that helped empower carers.

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Naomi Cromby

Naomi has previously worked for a sustainable development charity and is dedicated to the third sector. She loves exploring, surfing and cats. She's been volunteering in the Brighton INTO Giving team for the last 4 years but joined INTO Giving as a full time member of staff in September 2016 to cover Isabel's maternity leave.

Our past, present and future...

2016: (this is where things start getting busy!) We began supporting: 

  • Girls Shine Academy in Malawi
  • Slaughterhouse School in Bangkok
  • DCI Sun Child Sponsorship in Bangladesh
  • Jusoor School for Syrian refugees in Lebanon
  • Wulugu Project in Ghana
  • Brighton, UK & Calais, France
  • Corvallis Public Schools Foundation in Oregon
  • ReDefiners in Florida
  • Step One in Exeter
  • Caledonian Club in Glasgow
  • County Community Project in Gloucestershire
  • Aim2Attain in Tower Hamlets, London
  • Isabel has a baby named Howard! And Naomi Cromby took over whilst Isabel is on maternity leave

2017:

  • Our first ever UK-wide raffle raises over £5,000
  • iGive branch of INTO Giving begins

What have we got planned for the future?

We are now beginning the process of setting up our very own educational project in Sierra Leone. And we'll announce our support for two new developing world projects in autumn 2017.

Contact naomi.cromby@into-giving.com for details.

INTO Giving turns 10-years-old in 2018. It's a big birthday and a good reason for looking back at some of the highlights and headlines over the past decade:

2008:

  • We were "born" (woo-hoo) and registered as a UK education charity

2009:

  • Started sponsoring the HOPE project in China
  • Started sponsoring teacher training in Gambia

2010:

  • Began supporting children orphaned by HIV/Aids in Zambia

2012:

  • We became a US tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit

2014:

  • Began sponsoring the Mercy Centre Poonsab preschool in Thailand
  • Began sponsoring the Free Lunch fund in China
  • We hired Isabel Knight, our first full-time member of staff

2015:

  • Began sponsoring the Kampasa School in Zambia
  • Started sponsoring Fly the Phoenix in Honduras
  • We hired Chris Walker as the Director of the charity

 

Financials

All donations received from our supporters are solely used for funding charity projects. Our Chairman, Andrew Colin, provides matching funds, up to £200,000 a year. All support provided by INTO University Partnerships is donated free of charge.

INTO Giving accounts are open to the public and can be accessed via the links at the below.

2015-2016

2014 - 2015     2013 - 2014     2012 - 2013            

2011 - 2012     2010 - 2011     2009 - 2010     

2008 - 2009      

INTO Giving (UK)

  • INTO Giving is a UK registered charity since October 2008. Our annual accounts can be found on the Charity Commission website https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission by searching our charity registration number 1126262
  • INTO Giving registered with HMRC in December 2010 as a charity eligible for GiftAid
  • INTO Giving banks with the CAF Bank Ltd, owned and operated by a charity and a member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and Markets Act 2000
  • Funds raised each year include matching funds from INTO Chairman, Andrew Colin.  INTO University Partnerships raises no charges to INTO Giving and provides INTO Giving with office facilities free of charge.

INTO Giving (US)

  • INTO Giving has been registered, in the State of California, as a US charity since 30 March 2012
  • INTO Giving has been awarded 501(c)(3) status, effective from 30 March 2012 and, therefore, has  income tax exempt status
  • INTO Giving banks with the San Diego Country Credit Union