Description of Public Benefits

The Trustees confirm that they have referred to the guidance contained in the Charity Commission’s guidance on public benefit when reviewing the charity’s aims and objectives and setting grant-making policies. In particular, the Trustees consider how planned activities will contribute to the aims and objectives they have set. There will be no restrictions on future grantmaking through poverty, location or lack of entitlement.

Prevention or relief of poverty

All of the work of Moving Mountains contributes to prevention and relief of poverty, directly benefiting those who receive support as well as reducing prevalence of suffering and inequality in society.

Our partnerships and programmes support the poorest, most marginalised young people, families and communities, particularly street children and families, urban slum communities, internally displaced people and impoverished rural communities.

Advance of Education

We focus on areas where our work can have greatest impact and for those most in need, particularly street children and young people from urban slum communities and impoverished rural communities.

We support underfunded schools, both in urban and rural contexts, improving the quality and reach of education for communities most in need.

Advancing education improves knowledge and skills, resulting in improved confidence, employment opportunities and well-being on an individual and family level and impacting positively on socio-economic development on a wider level.

Advancement of health or saving of lives

We support disadvantaged and underfunded health organisations, hospitals and communities, supporting health services to reduce illness and disease and reducing the financial burden on families and individuals in accessing health services.

Our work increasing awareness of healthy living and disease prevention also reduces the demand for health services.

Advancement of citizenship or community development

Sustainable community development and active citizenship are also at the heart of our work. By involving and empowering beneficiaries and relevant stakeholders in projects we advance citizenship and encourage and support beneficiaries to become agents of development and change.

Individuals benefit by becoming key to the process of development whilst wider society benefits through positive transformation of communities and effective solutions to development issues.

Relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage

We provide social welfare support to these vulnerable groups where existing support services are lacking. The public benefits from the support received through reduction of the burden placed on existing carers and services and by ensuring the well-being of these groups is met.

Our activities incur no harm to any person or persons, we take measures to ensure that this is the case and to protect staff, beneficiaries, the wider community and all stakeholders who are involved with or affected by our work. We utilise risk assessment analysis to identify and mitigate any potential negative consequences related to our work and use this information in the formulation and implementation of our projects and programmes. no individuals receive private benefit from the operation of the charity other than incidental benefits through working with our organisation.