Our local initiatives
Any local organisation, group or network of people that we work with or fund in order to support a community.
Mother and baby centres
A room or tent set up for mothers and babies after a disaster – a safe place for them to breastfeed in private and get the specific support they need.
A fun, safe space for children to share their views and problems and get a say in how their communities develop.
An adult education group where women learn to read, write and become numerate, as well as understanding their rights and how to claim them.
School management committees
A group including children, parents and teachers who help improve local schools and quality of education and track government money to make sure it is spent properly.
A self-reliant group of women who are given a small loan to build a business, which they put money back into over time.
Community seed banks
Seed banks contribute to food
security by ensuring that the seeds of useful crops are available when they’re needed.
Cash for work schemes
In the aftermath of a disaster, cash-for-work schemes enable local people to carry out activities which benefit the whole community. This includes clearing debris or rebuilding schools, in return for a daily wage.
A safe space which encourages girls to be confident, understand their rights, learn skills for life and raise their voices to help tackle the issues affecting their lives.
Women’s watch groups
Community groups trained by ActionAid to recognise, prevent and report all forms of violence against women and girls, including abduction, child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).
Money we give directly to people in critical need after a disaster, empowering them to choose how they spend the money and helping support local markets.
ActionAid’s global youth network involving more than 50 ActionAid partners and thousands of volunteers in more than 25 countries.
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