Bishop Simeon Trust

Bishop Simeon Trust

Charity information

Bishop Simeon Trust

We support orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa to access and remain in education; we work with local groups, to counter the effects of HIV/AIDs and poverty and build stronger communities.

Founded 1989

  • Mission statement

    Our vision is a South Africa where all people benefit equally from the fruits of democracy and where poverty and HIV/AIDS do not prevent people from achieving their full potential in life. We are about change at grassroots level, drawing on the expertise and determination of local organisations and people to transform the lives of the most marginalised and vulnerable.

    Education has the power to unlock potential and transform lives. We make it possible for orphans and vulnerable children to access and remain in education by removing the obstacles that stand in their way. With our partners in the community, we make sure they have food, clothing and a safe place to be; we help them with vital paperwork; and we provide home based carers for ill family members, freeing children to attend school. Our education and development programmes extend a vital lifeline: empowerment, opportunity, and the chance to thrive.

    We bring the established and proven Isibindi Safe Parks model to some of the most poorly-resourced and sometimes remote communities in South Africa. Safe Parks are multi-purpose centres at the heart of the community: a safe haven for children and young people, where they can learn vital life skills and be free to play, to eat a square meal, to be safe and to flourish.

    Over a period of 25 years we have helped change the lives of more than 30,000 orphans and vulnerable children. With your help, we can do more.

  • Aims

    Bishop Simeon Trust aims to:

    • To support education, development and HIV/AIDS awareness for the most marginalised individuals and communities in South Africa.
    • To increase the capacity of our South African partners to deliver grassroots services in the most effective and sustainable way possible.
    • To build a programme of activities in the UK which increases awareness of need in South Africa and generates a diversified income to sustain our work.
  • Overview

    Established: December 1989

    Registered Charity Number: 1016122

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 2

    Phone number: 0208 133 9369

    Address: Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 7DP

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  • Changing The Story

    We will support three South African community organisations to develop safe spaces for vul... More