Lyceum Capital, the growth investor, has announced a new 3-year partnership with Hope for Children
Over the next three years Lyceum will fund projects in Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Ghana, providing micro finance and community savings projects to help families become self-sufficient. Lyceum will also provide expertise to help Hope for Children grow and develop further, mirroring Lyceum’s engagement with and commitment to its portfolio companies.
A particular focus of Lyceum’s support will be to help Hope for Children expand its “Big PlayDate” fundraising initiative, inviting young families and their friends across the UK to take part in themed play dates and raise money for children around the world. The play dates will become an annual event and one of the charity’s signature activities, helping to raise its profile as the charity that helps children around the world regain their childhood. Lyceum employees will be joining the charity’s steering committee to launch the initiative over the coming months.
Andrew Aylwin, Partner said: “Hope for Children’s work is truly inspirational, and has already transformed the lives of so many children and their families. Hope’s Empowering Families platform – providing micro finance loans and grants, start-up capital and support for people in some of the world’s poorest countries – has particularly captured our imagination. All of the team at Lyceum are excited at the prospect of funding a number of the charity’s projects. We also look forward to applying some of our business and finance know-how to help Hope further its fantastic work.”
Edward Fletcher, Hope for Children’s Head of Fundraising added: “We are delighted that the team at Lyceum Capital has committed to a partnership with us. In addition to the donations that will provide life-changing support to thousands of people, Lyceum’s expertise will be invaluable to Hope for Children as we grow as an organisation, expanding our operations and building out the funding base of the strong platform we have today.”