East African Playgrounds is aiming to help thousands of vulnerable children recover from trauma through play in Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda, the world's second largest refugee settlement - as part of the Play for Brighter Futures Appeal. The appeal will see all donations by UK residents and eligible organisations doubled from the 1 March - 1 June 2020, maximising the impact of the charity's work.

To to this, the charity relies on donations from individuals and organisations to help undertake this important work.

In May, the charity was delighted to receive £34,000 of funding from The Queen's Commonwealth Trust (QCT)a growing network of young changemakers across the Commonwealth. QCT champions, funds and connects young leaders working hard to make a positive difference in the world, sharing their insights, experience and advice across their channels, to inspire young people everywhere to see that everyone and anyone can make a difference.

They provide grants enabling the leaders in their network to make a massive difference to the people they work with on the ground. QCT also works to connect young people to a global network of peers, so they can share resources and practical support.

QCT’s vision is a world where young people are seen as equal partners of driving change, and by championing, funding and connecting young people they aim to mobilise millions more to lead, act and make a difference. 

East African Playgrounds is thrilled to be supported by the trust who are also encouraging young people to take part in the charity's virtual fundraising challenge Quest to Bidibidi, where teams travel 8,800km (the distance from the charity's UK Headquarters to Biidibidi in Uganda) by doing their favourite activities and taking on fun challenges along the way. You can find out how to join the challenge by visiting the dedicated page here. Learn more about The Queen's Commonwealth Trust.