Grassroots Action (formerly Powerful Information)

Grassroots Action (formerly Powerful Information)

Charity information

Grassroots Action (formerly Powerful Information)

British charity working to empower communities in low-income countries to tackle important social and environmental issues to reduce poverty and improve quality of life ― genuine grassroots international development to build better futures.

Founded 1990

  • Mission statement

    Grassroots Action works to empower marginalised communities in low income countries with the information, understanding and wherewithal to tackle poverty and discrimination and promote better health / more sustainable livelihoods.

    We work with and through local partners to change lives and help indigenous organisations become more effective. Our current projects include:
    • Basic education and functional literacy for women farmers and petty traders (4,000+ have benefitted to date) – Sierra Leone*
    • Support to enable blind children to be educated in mainstream schools – Sierra Leone
    • Reduction of pesticide-poisoning amongst subsistence farmers and the contamination of food and water resources – eastern Ghana
    • Coaching UK graduates for a career in international development

    Grassroots Action (formerly Powerful Information) was awarded charitable status in 1992, and incorporated as a limited company in 2002. We keep our overheads low to maximise the benefits to the communities in low-income countries where we work.

    We rely on project grants from trusts and foundations for our humanitarian work, and on donations from the public. Please consider making a regular donation to support our work empowering disadvantaged communities to help themselves.

    * Sierra Leone is currently recovering from a serious Ebola outbreak that has killed many hundreds of people and has devastated communities. We are working to support our partners to pick themselves up and continue their lives.

  • Aims

    Grassroots Action (formerly Powerful Information) aims to:

    • To empower communities in low-income countries to tackle poverty, injustice and environmental harm.
    • To support practical grassroots initiatives that promote sustainable development, build social capital, promote social justice and encourage community involvement.
    • To support practical grassroots initiatives that raise public awareness of important social and environmental issues.
  • Overview

    Established: February 1990

    Registered Charity Number: 1091516

    Board members: 5

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 6

    Phone number: 01908 320033

    Address: City Discovery Centre,Bradwell Abbey,Milton Keynes,United Kingdom MK13 9AP

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  • Reducing Pesticide Misuse / Saving Lives in Ghana

    Reduce deaths, crippling injury and environmental damage caused by the misuse of pesticide... More
  • Education & Leadership Training for Rural Women in...

    As a result of war and extreme poverty over 90% of the women in the north of Sierra Leone ... More