Transaid has been given funding by the Benefact Group, the third largest corporate donor in the UK. The undisclosed sum forms part of a share of £500,000 being donated by Benefact Group to help charities make a real difference.
Transaid joined more than 900 charities applying for the funding after an introduction from the Road Haulage Association, whose insurer, Lloyd Whyte, is part of the Benefact Group.
Transaid will use the award to fund an additional training of trainers for its Professional Driver Training project in Ghana, where the demand for HGV drivers is increasing rapidly. The training will help save more lives on Ghana’s roads and ensure the country’s professional road transport sector continues to grow in a safe and sustainable way.
Jason Finch, programmes support manager at Transaid, said:
Our focus remains on upskilling local driver trainers in accordance with a newly developed HGV driver training standard – which will benefit hundreds of new and existing professional drivers, as well as improve the safety of thousands of other road users and roadside communities they interact with each year.