Projects we supported centrally

We provide opportunities for employees across the business to nominate charities for funding from a central budget for regional and developing world projects that support the RE Cares mission of education for disadvantaged young people.

Central Donations made in 2016:

$12,713 to Afrikids to advance education for disadvantaged young people by providing practical computer skills to children, adults and teachers living in northern Ghana.

$11,646 to All It Takes to advance education for disadvantaged young people in San Francisco by focusing on the protection of society by providing students with exposure to new opportunities and increased awareness while building valuable leadership skills.

$12,000 to Americans for Native Americans to advance education for disadvantaged young people by focusing on advancing science and health through supporting Native American nursing students with scholarships and encouraging them to continue their education beyond entry level into practice as a registered nurse.

$15,000 to Book Aid International to advance education for disadvantaged young people by improving prospects for learning and literacy for disadvantaged children in Cameroon by setting up Book Box Libraries in 25 schools.

$14,460 to Camara Education to advance education for disadvantaged young people with a particular focus on universal, sustainable access to information by using refurbished computers with open-source educational content to empower students in rural Ethiopia.

$15,000 to Connections Homes to advance education for disadvantaged young people in Georgia by providing them with mentoring and guidance to complete their educational goals.

$12,000 to Corazon de Vida to advance education for disadvantaged young people, in particular by providing universal, sustainable access to information to orphaned children in Baja, Mexico, by giving access to computers and the Internet and financing school materials.

$15,000 to Cradles to Crayons to advance education for disadvantaged young people by providing supplies such as backpacks, books, supplies and clothing essential to attending classes and succeeding in school.

$15,000 to Crayons to Classrooms to advance the education of science and health by helping under-funded teachers provide their students with essential STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) supplies needed to motivate students in these subjects while also assisting teachers to align their lessons to meet high-quality academic standards.

$12,133 to Delight to advance sustainable, universal access to information by distributing books to young disadvantaged people to increase childhood literacy and promote emotional wellbeing. The initiative itself is run by young people, which teaches them compassion, community responsibility and philanthropy along with practical retail skills.

$12,500 to Educate the Favela to advance education for disadvantaged young people by generating employment skills development opportunities for young people from Rio de Janeiro's favela communities.

$15,000 to Gateway Greening to advance education for disadvantaged young people with a strong focus on the advancement of science and health by providing opportunities for its clients in St Louis to gain scientific knowledge in the areas of agriculture, ecology, botany, horticulture, nutrition and entomology, among others.

$12,000 to Horizon Church Sutton to advance education for disadvantaged young people by providing homework support and mentoring, along with a space to study, and volunteering opportunities in the local community.

$12,500 to Inner City Computer Stars Foundation to advance education for disadvantaged young people in Chicago by developing their employability skills through high-quality technology-focused mentoring and training.

$14,500 to Jangu International to advance education for disadvantaged young people with a focus on universal sustainable access to information by providing access to emergency sex education to East African youth via a mobile app.

$4,000 to Kapatid Kita Mahal Kita Foundation to advance education for disadvantaged young people by organising field trips to enhance the learning experience and broaden the horizon of children living in a poverty-stricken area of Manila in the Philippines.

$12,600 to Lawrence Hall to advance the protection of society by providing disadvantaged young people in Chicago exposure to music as an outlet for creative expression, wellness and as an avenue for gainful employment, while helping them find new outlets and positive ways to handle their emotional struggles, depression, thoughts of suicide and anger management.

$12,200 to Princeton House Charter School to advance education for disadvantaged young people by using technology to provide alternative learning options to enhance the students' potential to meet their learning goals. The school serves children with autism in Florida.

$15,000 to Public Counsel to advance access to justice and the rule of law by providing pro-bono legal services to low-income communities, in particular by providing education advocacy for low-income, mostly minority children and families, including youth in foster care, youth involved with the juvenile justice system, and families in the underserved communities of East and South Los Angeles.

$10,000 to Reading Legacies to advance education for disadvantaged young people through early interventions and support to families through literacy programmes, resulting in young people becoming less vulnerable and thus less likely to engage in criminal behaviour.

$12,500 to SOS Kinderdorf to advance education for disadvantaged young people with focus on universal, sustainable access to information and protection of society by providing unaccompanied refugee minors arriving in Germany with schooling to help them access the mainstream education system.

$11,882 to Stichting Chivombo to advance education for disadvantaged young people by equipping Zambian libraries with books and encouraging reading among children at local schools.

$12,000 to Team First Book-DC to advance education for disadvantaged young people in Washington DC by providing children from low-income families with access to books at school and at home to promote reading.

$12,000 to the equality effect (e²) to advance education for disadvantaged young people and access to justice by bridging the knowledge gap relating to rape laws for girls in Kenya, and empowering them to act as equality advocates by working with the law, police and communities to create long lasting change.

$1,873 to The Freedom Hub to advance education for disadvantaged young people with a strong focus on the advancement of the rule of law and access to justice by providing child brides in Australia with a safe space where they are supported and empowered to reintegrate into society and live independently.

$7,625 to The Future of Hope Foundation to advance education for disadvantaged young people by sharing an innovative food production technique which enables vulnerable women and orphans in Zimbabwe to start their own small businesses. It also advances science and health as it trains women and girls to become trainers and mentors in farming and other complementary skills so that they produce healthy food, and share their knowledge with their communities.

$14,940 to The Hope Foundation to advance education for disadvantaged young people by offering high-quality education free of charge for children from slum communities in Chennai, India. This includes an after-school tutoring programme and a computer training centre.

$5,000 to The OCHO Project to advance education for disadvantaged young people by providing them with books they would normally not be able to afford. The primary objective of the programme is to have students read, not only to expand their own knowledge but also to help "earn" books for both themselves and underprivileged students in different countries.

$12,831 to Warwick in Africa to advance education for disadvantaged young people by giving access to better quality English and maths teaching in rural schools across South Africa, Ghana and Tanzania.

$15,000 to Youth Service Incorporated (YSI) to advance education for disadvantaged young people with a focus on protection of society by providing the necessary support to help teen mums in their parenting and life skills development to build and lead healthy, stable families.

RELX Group also disburses small grants to charities working locally to its head office in London. These are the 2016 beneficiaries of funding through this scheme:

£3,000 to Concordia Foundation to advance universal, sustainable access to information and the protection of society by providing deprived communities and young people in Tower Hamlets with a multi-disciplinary project combining music, drama, art and crafts to explore innovative ways of teaching, collaborating and learning. This project aims to overcome economic and cultural obstacles to support children to build bridges of friendship and excellence through music and arts.

£5,000 to Envision to advance universal, sustainable access to information and protect society while advancing education for disadvantaged young people by enabling them to deliver their own social action projects. This initiative aims to develop able, socially responsible young people by inspiring them to identify problems with their community and develop solutions to create a social impact. RELX employees will be supporting the scheme through a volunteer programme including coaching, advising and judging in collaboration with the Cardinal Pole school in Hackney for the entire academic year.

£2,940 to Hounslow Youth Counselling Service (HYCS) to advance education for disadvantaged young people with a particular focus on science and health by improving service access and building resources for young people, parents and youth counsellors on a range of mental health issues.

£4,815 to KIDS to advance education for disadvantaged young people by providing early educational intervention to disabled children aged 0-5 who need additional support to reach their developmental milestones.

£3,065 to Mousetrap Theatre Projects to advance education for disadvantaged young people and protect society by teaching practical theatre skills, encouraging young people to attend more shows independently in the future, and inspiring young people's own creative work.

£3,000 to School-Home Support to advance education for disadvantaged young people, which furthers advancement of health and science, and the protection of society. This project enables SHS practitioners to provide personalised support for children and young people from difficult home circumstances to build relationships needed to overcome low attendance and poor behaviour to prioritise learning and ensure children are in school.