Man and woman in front of logo holding a paperAt Goodwill and Growth for Africa (GAGA) UK we believe that we are stronger together and that sustainable, meaningful change is achieved when organisations work together.  For that reason we prioritise building and maintaining links with like-minded organisations, whatever their size.

We hold ourselves to high standards and expect the same of our partner organisations, requiring complete accountability, transparency and credibility. 

We are fortunate to have a long term charity partnership with Citadel Risk, whose support allows us to make substantial funding decisions that, in turn, provide beneficiary organisations with the stability they need for their medium term planning horizon, in particular at 1000 Hills Community Helpers - Primary Healthcare Clinic

Tony Weller, Group Chief Executive of Citadel Risk explains how the partnership with GAGA UK benefits his team:

Knowing that part of what we do in London has a positive impact upon the lives of individuals and communities in some of the toughest social and economic environments in southern Africa unites the team and adds a purposeful dimension to our working day.  We especially enjoy hearing the latest news from GAGA and enjoy coming up with innovative fundraising ideas, like the recent Brave the Shave

You can read more about Citadel Risk here

For many years the Big Red Recruitment Company partnership provided us with a wonderful office space in Stratford upon Avon.  We greatly appreciated this support as having this space free of charge meant that we were able to keep our administration costs very low whilst having a great space to work and meet our supporters in.  We fully understand the need that Big Red had to create a Covid-safe workplace and take back the office space in order to do just that. The Director, Jon Coldridge continues to be very supportive of our work, especially given his earlier involvement in a project in Eswatini which  provided the means for students to attend Secondary School.  Jon says:

at Big Red we're very fortunate and believe that helping those who don't share the same advantages as us is an important thing to do

You can contact Big Red Recruitment here

We have a longstanding partnership with Sangobeg Developments Limited, whose Director, David Morrison has provided the support to enable us to operate the Sangobeg Scholarship Programme which funds individual students in tertiary education and training. David loves to hear about the students' achievements and as he says

it is really great to see what access to education can do; and it's something that we in the UK are too ready to forget  as we are pretty featherbedded against the world's ills, especially compared to South Africa and environs

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We're delighted to announce a new business partnership with Qualia Consulting Ltd. Since their owner, Richard,  joined us as a Trustee, we have been fortunate to benefit from his professional guidance.  Now Qualia Consulting Ltd are also supporting one of our projects with a quarterly donation.  If you run a limited company, you can deduct charitable donations from your taxable profits so it truly is a "win:win" situation. 

In addition to business charity partners we also have a strong connection with two local Rotary Clubs, Stratford and Alcester Aluna.  GAGA and Rotary have worked together on a number of initiatives in the years of our association and we are very grateful for their unstinting support.

Alcester Aluna Rotary Club run Big Breakfast fundraisers twice a year and the GAGA team are always on hand to help out and we are honoured to be one of the chosen charities for this wonderful event!  Stratford upon Avon Rotary have an International Committee who are very supportive of all that GAGA does and they have funded infrastructure projects in Tanzania and Sierra Leone in conjunction with GAGA UK. In turn, we always help out with their fundraising events, especially the Rotary Shakespeare Marathon and the popular annual Duck Race!

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GAGA UK is very fortunate to have a strong network of local partners, businesses who support our work with donations in kind, raffle prizes and business sponsorship of our Remembering Tree.  We were delighted to form a new partnership with anythingforhire who agreed to sponsor our fabulous dress event in February 2020.