Project Partners


International Rescue Committee works today in over 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities.  They restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

This May we will be conducting a participatory organisational capacity assessment for three IRC implementing partners. We will work with their local partners to develop a capacity building plan and support the organisations to identify and source potential areas of support from different donors through their project proposals.




Concern Worldwide works with the worlds poorest people to transform their lives. With more than 40 years experience, they have been working in partnership with communities, combining their expertise with local knowledge. Thier approach enables families to tackle hunger and become better prepared for future crises.

In 2013 we partnered with Concern Worldwide to deliver our Capacity Building Support Network. Concern provided funding and training facilities for the Network. Their support enabled The Collective to work with six local organisations in Freetown. At the mid-term, our results showed a 22% increase in capacity across all organisations.



Living Earth Foundation (LEF) was established in 1987 and specialises in working  with people  to resolve their environmental and social concerns. LEF has developed an  international remit to facilitate a sharing of ideas across cultures and develop a locally appropriate response to global problems. LEF currently runs programmes in eight countries.


The Collective – Sierra Leone will be project managing LEF’s DFID funded ‘Waste to Wealth’ project in Makeni. Working with partners ACEDO we will be addressing the inadequate management of solid waste in Makeni by building the management capacity, awareness and understanding, and specific technical skills of local government, NGOs and micro-enterprises. Read More



Salone Microfinance Trust

Salone Microfinance Trust supports innovative ways to promote business and enterprise. Their mission is “to reduce poverty among the economically active poor by providing sustainable access to financial services.”

In 2013 we ran a pilot programme with the aim of providing 70 people previously deemed too risky to qualify for a loan, to access finance to start or grow their business. Through providing a business training course and ongoing mentoring support to individuals, volunteers will work alongside loan officers to help new businesses develop and thrive. Visit Site



One Girl is an Australian non-profit organisation that works in Sierra Leone. They work to give educational access to girls and invest in women to create and lead change in their communities.


In a six-month volunteer consultancy placement, we are supporting One Girl to develop and build capacity in writing up new project proposals, project plans, monitoring and evaluation plans and project budgets. We also provide support with writing, editing and computer skills.


 AFFORD invests time, money and know-how to power the engines of wealth creation in Sierra Leone. They specialise in business skills training and project management in Sierra Leone through highly skilled staff and local advisors.

In February 2013, our senior management team provided consultancy support to successfully restructure the organisations M&E framework. This included a full situational analysis report, drawing up M&E plans from scratch for new projects and making recommendations to management on current projects.



 Future for Children works on behalf of vulnerable children through public education programs, advocacy and  direct support to families. They are one of the leading organisations working for the protection of homeless  children.

The Collective supported the capacity building of Future for Children by placing a volunteer consultant  between September 2012 and February 2013. We provided support around project management, monitoring  and evaluation as well as assisting in developing a website and a organizational overview booklet.



 Conscience International are a Gambian based human rights and development organisation focusing on  researching and documenting human rights issues and abuses, advocacy and awareness, litigation, capacity  building and human rights education Visit site.

In a three month volunteer consultancy placement, between January and April 2013, we supported  Conscience International in developing a child protection policy and implemented training for their staff team  to enable them to fully understand child protection issues in relation to in-country programme design. We  also supported the organisation in developing a partnership policy.



The Craig Bellamy Foundation offers underprivileged children the chance to reach their true potential in life through sport and education. Its goal is to use football as a tool for development and ensure that the boys and girls not only learn to play football, but receive a rounded education.

Between January 2012 and February 2013, The Collective provided volunteers to assist in logistics and provide support to ensure their programmes operated effectivly.