TUC Aid works towards achieving four priorities, which are:
TUC Aid was set up in 1988 and is the charitable development arm of the Trades Union Congress. TUC Aid exists to promote social justice by supporting working people in need throughout the world. Our development cooperation and education projects support the growth of independent trade unions and long-term, sustainable change. Projects always take a bottom-up, needs-based approach, and TUC Aid strives to work with project partners (unions and NGOs) as equals.
TUC Aid is the charitable development arm of the TUC and promotes social justice by supporting working people in need throughout the world. Our projects with unions and NGOs promote decent work and equality, and support building stronger trade unions.
Gail Cartmail – Chair (Unite)
Mariela Kohon – Secretary (TUC)
Frances O’Grady - TUC
Chris Tansley – Unison
Sheila Bearcroft – GMB
Sue Ferns – Prospect
David Sachon – TU Fund Managers Limited (TUFM)
Ruth Cross – Usdaw
TUC Aid projects are funded through a combination of reserve funds, donations from the Trade Union Unit Trust (TUUT) Charitable Trust, project or issue-based appeals to the TUC’s affiliated unions, and Just Giving Crowd Funding or donations. In the past, TUC Aid also won funding from the Department for International Development (now Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office).
To date, over £2.5m has been raised to fund a variety of projects ranging from emergency aid and/or long-term rehabilitation of victims of disasters to trade union capacity building. Only about 1% of the total expenditure for the period as a whole was devoted to administration of the Charity
Current TUC Aid Projects
Projects – some historical highlights
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