The LEGO Foundation announces over £100m in global funds
The LEGO Foundation has announced over £100 million of grants awarded to five organisations to support work in early childhood development.
The money will go to five recipients of the organisation’s Build a World of Play Challenge, funding impactful solutions focused on early childhood. A total of DKK 900 million (approximately £104 million) is being awarded to support groups that contribute to the lives of children around the world up to six years old, with an emphasis on early childhood development.
Three grants of DKK 200 million (or roughly £23 million) each and two grants for DKK 100 million (£11.5 million) each were presented to the awardees. The aim is that the grants can help the projects progress and support the well-being of children, their caregivers, and their communities.
The five awardee projects are:
- Akili Family: Localised Play-Based Learning for African Families & Communities (receiving DKK 200 million)
- GogoPlay: Ecosystems of Play for Children in Rural South Africa (receiving DKK 200 million)
- Reclaiming Indigenous Children’s Futures through Home-Visiting and Intergenerational Playspaces (receiving DKK 200 million)
- Catalysing REAL Fathers across Uganda for Early Learning and Play (DKK 100 million)
- Empowering Disabled Children to Play via Early Assistive Technology Access (DKK 100 million)
These organisations originate from around the world, from Africa to the United States.
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