Our Story

Our Work

We inherited this charity from our late mother, Patricia Grant and her great friend Helen McIllvenny. We are the friends and family and so this is personal - we hope it will be for you too! We focus on two things currently - run a scholarship program for gifted girls to complete Degrees at the Christian University at Mukono. There is much evidence to suggest that social stability is much improved in developing countries, when girls have access to education. We also support a small orphanage called KANKOBE Children's Home which lies almost on the equator in Uganda.

We are supported at Kankobe by the fabulous Sister Sarah and Sister Beatrice who run the site with commitment and passion - our Mum worked with them and the now retired Sister Francis for many years - their honesty, local knowledge and insight are indispensable. We are lucky to be able to work with the former Dean of the University Dr. Edward Kanyesigye MBChB, DPH (Mak), MPH (Adelaide), FAIPH, FUNAS who helps mentor the girls and acts as our local liaison.

We have ensured that 100% of donations reach their intended purpose. We have a strict policy of not paying third parties and all of the trustees and supporters claim no wages or expenses from the charity. The “Small” in our name is for the small acts of kindness that can literally transform a persons life. We are committed to changing things one person at a time – I hope you will join us and feel the “Beautiful” in such acts of kindness.
Our Work

Our Team

Kevin Grant

Kevin Grant

Trustee
I am Kevin Grant, second son of the founder Patricia Grant and the current Chairman of the Charity. As a semi retired person and having lived in Uganda for many years – I have both the time and experience to deal with the problems on the ground and this will be my main focus. Most of my previous work has been project/logistical based. As a Director Producer I have arranged shoots all over the world and before that I owned and operated a SCUBA Diving Tour and Expeditions company. It is my humble hope to carry on and expand the work started by our late mother.
Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Trustee
Having spent over 20 years in the world of Banking I retired in 2008 to persue a better work life balance. I went on to study horticulture at Sparholt College and have subsequently started up and currently manage two garden related businesses employing 15 staff. I am married to Veronica and we have three lovely children Oliver, Thomas and Rosie. Veronica and I have travelled many times to the African continent and have witnessed some of the problems the people face on a daily basis. When Kevin mentioned to me his Mothers charity work in Uganda and his desire to continue her efforts I was delighted to offer my help and support so agreed to be a trustee.
Stewart Grant

Stewart Grant

Trustee
My name is Stewart Grant and i am the eldest son of Patricia Grant the founder. I am a father of five and have a life long career in the building trade. My focus will be on improving the infrastructure (buildings, irrigation etc) as well as fundraising. It is my ambition to see Kankobe self-sufficient, safe and providing a pleasant environment for these wonderful children.

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