Help For Children Announces Call For Proposals In The British Virgin Islands

In Response to Recovery and Relief Efforts Following the Devastation of the 2017 Hurricane Season, HFC Offers Support

Help For Children (HFC) today announced a call for proposals from charities, not-for-profits and child-serving agencies in the British Virgin Islands to apply for funding for programs and initiatives related to child protection, safe–guarding, well-being and child abuse prevention and treatment as the community continues to recover and rebuild from the recent hurricanes.

Established by members of alternative investment community in 2017, HFC|BVI is one of 13 Help For Children locations working to protect and heal children around the world. Spearheading the growth of HFC|BVI are Harneys Phil Graham and Natalie Bell, who facilitated introducing HFC to the leaders of both the alternative investment and philanthropic communities in BVI.

“Hurricanes Irma and Maria had a devastating impact on the entire BVI community, leaving families particularly vulnerable and at an increased risk for child abuse.” said Phil Graham, Partner at Harneys and HFC|BVI Board Member. “HFC|BVI and the local alternative investment community recognize that these traumatic and stressful conditions exist and we look forward to identifying and funding organizations dedicated to helping make BVI a safer place for children.”

HFC|BVI is committed to supporting activities that strengthen and build community resources that keep children safe, enhance the well-bring of children, and heal children who are suffering from trauma. Programs and initiatives may include counseling/therapy, child-care programs, mental health support, crisis intervention, school-based programs, after-school programs and more. In 2017, HFC joined the BVI Funders Group, a philanthropic consortium for the British Virgin Island founded by the Guana Fund/Jarecki Family, Unite BVI, and the McLain Association for Children (MAC) Foundation.

Related Articles