Funding

Biojemmss requires regular funding to support its work with these vulnerable children. We have adopted various ways of generating income in addition to asking for donations.

We seek to be completely transparent in all our financial dealings and have no ambition to make any personal gain from our work. We ask for God’s guidance in all our financial transactions and have seen God provide miraculously over the years.

If you feel moved to give, you may wish to support one of the initiatives below or to visit our Donate page.

Family sponsorship

We believe that the best place for children is with their families, providing that they are not at risk of significant harm. We adhere to strict adoption criteria and do not take children into the Biojemmss family solely because of poverty at home.

When a donor gives a gift, it is shared among the Biojemmss family. This contributes to a more positive living environment and avoids jealousy and feelings of rejection. Biojemmss does not adopt a child sponsorship model in its residential provisions, and so individual gifts and money are never allocated to a specific child unless agreed by management.

We also support children financially so they are able to stay with their families. This includes paying for school fees and equipment, as well as providing family intervention and support to parents to enable and empower them to care for their children and keep them safe. This may include support such as parenting, a sustainable-livelihood business, or substance misuse intervention. We believe this gives each family hope for a brighter future and avoids the long-term consequences of family separation. If you would like to contribute towards a family in the community as part of a more traditional sponsorship model, please email us. We will be able to discuss with you the families that we are working with who need your support and are awaiting sponsorship.

If you would like ideas on what to send, or you are interested in knowing what your money may be spent on, please contact us.

Fundraising

Fundraising is a great way for us to supplement our income and to spread the news about the amazing kids we work with.

People have used all sorts of creative means to raise money for Biojemmss to great effect. These ventures include Biojemmss breakfasts, Posh Nosh events (where people bring a dish and a donation to a dinner party), jam-making, arts and crafts events, sponsored marathons and a Mad Hatter’s tea party.

If you are interested in fundraising for Biojemmss, please email Penny.

Donations

We are incredibly grateful for all the donations we receive. If you would like to donate on a one-off basis or to set up a regular gift, please visit our Donate page.

Every Christmas, we launch an appeal to raise money for our annual camps. We host hundreds of children at these Christian camps each year, and the money raised through the special Christmas appeal is used exclusively to fund this outreach.

If you would like to know more, please contact us.

Gift hampers

Biojemmss uses gift hampers as a way of blessing and supporting families in need. We particularly use these hampers in our prison ministry, but also as an additional support to families in the community.

Our gift hamper policy works in a similar way to our foodbanks in the UK. If you would like to give a one-off £15 gift for a hamper, please contact us and we will provide feedback on how we used it and the family we were able to support.

Self-sufficiency

Where possible, we try to generate income ourselves through sustainability programmes in order to reduce our dependency on foreign aid. In the event of problems accessing international funds, this helps to ensure that our children and young people are protected.

In the past, we have supported ventures such as a poultry business to provide employment and to bring in valuable income for Biojemmss. We also support families with their small businesses to break the cycle of poverty and enable children to remain at home. In every revenue-generating project, we ensure there is a social impact or benefit to the children it supports, for example teaching them new skills or improving self-esteem. Although economic stability and inflation has impacted on some of these projects in recent years, these ventures have been incorporated into our Entebbe development plans.

Contact us to find out more about our sustainability programmes.