The Dylan Rich Legacy Fund is supporting charities that align with the objectives for which the fund has been set up.
We are delighted to announce our first charity partner is Belong, a Nottingham based organisation that supports migrants from all backgrounds. Its main aim is to empower refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to achieve their full potential and to be economically active and socially included. Through the Dylan Rich Legacy Fund, Belong started regular football training sessions in February 2022, giving young people the chance to play and develop, with the aim of entering teams in league football for the 2022-23 season. Almost 100 young people have already been able to access the sessions and coaching courses are now being run for members of the community, providing new skills and setting up the project to become self-sustaining over time.
Our second charity partner is Nashulai Maasai Conservancy. This is an award winning organisation based in Kenya that has a mission to conserve wildlife, reverse poverty and preserve culture. “Nashulai is the first ever community-owned and directed wildlife conservancy. It is a unique achievement that promises to inspire a positive change in the entire East Africa region.” (John Mbaria — Kenyan Author & Conservation Journalist). With support from the Dylan Legacy Fund, two additional rangers have been taken on to support the work of the conservancy and tree planting, to protect the Sekenani river from further erosion, is also planned.