In Colombia we currently train approximately 150 youngsters each year and to date we have trained over 400 young people from slum areas in the city of Cali.
Our courses train youngsters to be junior accountants and marketing and sales representatives, both recognized as being amongst the most in demand professions in the region. Our team of teachers and psychologists deliver modules on essential life skills, career planning as well as a personalised self-development programme for each student.
Each course runs for eight months and costs approximately £22,500
We also work closely with social workers in Surrey to identify and support some of the most disadvantaged young people in the southwest Surrey area. Together we identify youngsters most in need and help provide them with the equipment and/or connect them with the support services they need to access education, training and ultimately employment.
We provide small grants for such youngsters help to enable them to take that first step in turning their life around. Funds raised towards the programme are spent on items like: suits and attire for job interviews, refurbished laptops for training programmes, or even a bicycle to get to training centres or job interviews.
We also sponsor youngsters from lower income families through their Duke of Edinburgh award programme funding equipment, clothing and the inscription fee. To date we have supported over 100 youngsters through our ‘Fresh Start’ programme and in 2018 we will be expanding our programme to support homeless youngsters who are at particular risk.
We need your help to maintain and expand our programmes and to cover our day by day running costs.
If you would like to make a donation, are interested in running a fundraising event or doing a challenge you can set it up online at our BT My Donate page.
Cheques can be made payable to: The Dan Eley Foundation and sent to the following address:
The Dan Eley Foundation
Regular donations are especially appreciated as they allow us to plan ahead and be more sustainable.
To set up a standing order download our donation form here and complete your personal and banking details. You can return the form to us at the address that appears towards the bottom of the form.
Fancy running a marathon or a cycling event? having a coffee morning or a quiz? a bring and buy sale or perhaps even a sky dive for the more adventurous minded of you. Such sponsored events can all help raise money for our programmes for vulnerable young people. If so please contact the DEF team and we will set up a Mydonate page especially for the event.
If you are a UK taxpayer, The Dan Eley Foundation can claim back an additional 25p from HMRC for every £1 you donate – at no cost to you! Simply fill out a gift aid declaration form and enclose with your cheque when you send your donation.
We are a small, highly accountable charity and relatively small in numbers. In order that the maximum share possible of the money we raise goes to benefit the youngsters in our programmes we count on the help of a team of dedicated volunteers.
We are always looking for help from volunteers both in England, where we operate our administrative branch and in Colombia for our field operations. If you would like to share your time and skills to support us in any way please contact Dan or one of his trustees through our contact page.
Over 80 pence from every £1 donated goes directly to frontline services which immediately benefit the needy youngsters in our programmes.
Our audited annual reports can be found on the charity commission website