Rescued Tools Foundation
Principal Office: Netherlands
The Rescued Tools Foundation (Gered Gereedschap) collects and refurbishes discarded tools and small items of equipment for the benefit of technical schools and small enterprises in the developing world, with a focus on selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Foundation aims to help stimulate capacity development, employment, and increased self-sufficiency through its contribution of productive tools.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
In-kind grants of tools and small equipment. The Foundation favors projects that offer opportunities for women, marginalized groups, co-operatives, and ecological awareness and environmental protection.
The focus countries are Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Malawi. Other countries can apply by exception if the applying organization can organize and pay for the transportation of the tools.
The questionnaire requests information about the applying organization; references and contacts; purpose and details of the tools request; and information about transport and customs clearing of the tools.
Volunteers in Amsterdam handle the applications, check references, request additional information, and submit final applications to the Advisory Committee.
About the program, and how to apply (in English)
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
The Foundation defines focus countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania
Note: Because of the uncertain situation within Cameroon, requests from this country are on hold, till the situation is stable again.
The Foundation’s website is in Dutch. Guidelines and an application form to apply for tools are available in English.
The head office in Amsterdam co-ordinates collection points across the Netherlands, where companies and individuals donate equipment and tools. The equipment and tools are cleaned and repaired by volunteers before the Foundation distributes them.
Rescued Tools provides complete contact information for its headquarters in Amsterdam.
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