Donor: Saga Charitable Trust
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United Kingdom
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Food Security
  • Health

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia

  2. America

      Guatemala, Peru

  3. Asia

      Cambodia, India, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam

  4. Europe

  5. Pacific


1) Objective

The Trust was set up by Saga holidaymakers with the aim to to invest in sustainable projects that will empower and support local communities into the future. The Trust believes passionately in giving something back to communities in developing countries that welcome Saga guests. They do this by supporting projects that bring health and welfare benefits, provide skills and opportunities for communities to become self sufficient, and ultimately help to break the cycle of poverty. By working closely with local communities the Trust is able to identify programmes that will make a real and sustainable difference. The Trust funds four key areas: (1) education; (2) training; (3) health care; and (4) income generation and has since its set up in 1985 supported a variety of projects in 17 countries across 5 continents.

2) Eligibility

Eligible are non-profit organisations. Projects must (1)be at destinations operated by Saga in developing countries, (2) be sustainable, (3) have a responsible local sponsor to oversee the project and account for the allocation of funds, (4) benefit disadvantaged communities and (5) be accessible to Saga guests where possible.

3) Location

Saga Charitable Trust operates in developing countries that host Saga holidaymakers.

4) Budget

No minimum and maximum budget limits are specified for this funding opportunity. A detailed budget plan and timeframe should be provided.

5) Application

Applications for funding can be sent all year round. There is no standard application form but proposals should include the following information: a problem analysis and a project description (goals, activities, target groups), a detailed budget plan and timeframe, the management structure of the project, a sustainability plan, three years of organisations financial accounts. Examples of projects could be school buildings, school equipment, vocational training centres or community centres. Where possible and appropriate, arrangements should be made for Saga guests to visit the project.

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