Teddy gift in Sri Lanka Students supported in Sri Lanka Story-telling in pre-school Bicycle gift in Sri Lanka Knitted teddies Sharing activities with children in Sri Lanka Sewing group School Children Pre-schoolers with teddies Lunch

How we use your money

Ocean Stars Trust has enabled hundreds of children and their families rebuild their shattered lives and this has only been possible due to the warm generosity of our supporters.

The main ways we raise money for the projects are through our sponsorship programme, organising a variety of fundraising events and by donations generated through our bi-annual newsletter.  We are also extremely grateful to our Scottish supporters and the schools and churches who have fundraised for Ocean Stars by organising their own events.

Ocean Stars Trust is run entirely by volunteers so administrative costs are kept to a bare minimum.  This way we can ensure that the money raised by our supporters goes directly to the projects.

We use the monies raised in the following ways:

  • Finance the extensive pre-school operation in Batticaloa and the Eastern Province.
  • We pay teachers a monthly wage
  • We pay a local team of administrators of the pre-school operation
  • We fund new projects, for example new pre-school buildings
  • We provide 500 or more childnre with new uniform and school bags every year
  • We provide classroom furniture and resources for pre-schools
  • We support cultural links between schools in UK and Sri Lanka
  • Through our Gift Catalogue donations we make a real difference to individual families' livelihoods

For full details visit our accounts on the Charity Commission website, charity number 1110022.