VOICES OF IMPACT:
STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION & EMPOWERMENT
SGUK Podcast Episode 103
This week’s podcast episode continues with the theme of Archewell successes, by shining a light on a sample few voicing their joy at where their experiences with an organisation has led them, in terms of the direction and aspirations for their futures. These are tangible outcomes, that can and are being tracked to show the evidence of how an idea, can turn into a tangible measurable project, and that those on the receiving end of any type of assistance, can speak easily of their learning journey, and how much their lives have changed, and those people around them. Many have gone on into careers where they can help others achieve their hopes and aspirations.
I was spoilt for choice, when I looked back over research notes for every organisation that The Archewell Foundation is linked to in some way. Extrapolating out from the organisations themselves, and the outcomes achieved in conjunction with a number of partner agencies, including Archewell, this podcast will drill down even further, and give you individuals who feel that they have learned so much, and wished to tell anyone who is interested to know, how that learning experience, has moved onto transforming he lives of others, through the experiences of those who were helped in some way by a partner organisation of The Archewell Foundation
Impact in the communities
Scotty’s Little Solders
A special message from The Duke of Sussex – 2019-12-20
Bereaved British Forces children given a Christmas party to remember, including a special message from The Duke of Sussex.
Christmas can be a particularly tough time for those missing loved ones, so earlier this month, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, the charity for bereaved British Forces children, put on a magical Christmas party for its members, which took place aboard a boat on the River Thames, and included a very special message from Prince Harry.
Meghan Duchess of Sussex honored by the Gracie Awards.
PEOPLE exclusively reveals that the Duchess of Sussex, 41, has been named a digital media national winner for the 48th Annual Gracie Awards for her Spotify podcast Archetypes. Organized by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, the Gracies celebrate exemplary programming and individual achievement created by, for and about women across all media in news and entertainment.
“Thank you to the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation for this prestigious honor. This is a shared success for me and the team behind Archetypes — most of whom are women — and the inspiring guests who joined me each week,” Meghan said in a statement shared to the Archewell Foundation website.
People’s Choice Award in Dec 2022 for Podcast Series Archetypes
“Thank you to all the supporters and fans of Archetypes who voted for us for this special People’s Choice Award. I loved digging my hands into the process, sitting up late at night in bed, working on the writing and creative,” the Duchess of Sussex, 41, wrote of her victory in a Wednesday, December 7, statement shared via her Archewell website. “And I loved digging deep into meaningful conversation with my diverse and inspiring guests, laughing and learning with them, and with each of you listening.”
Meghan continued: “It has been such a labor of love with an amazing team who were each instrumental in helping to bring this series to life. Special thanks to Terry Wood who was my right hand in this special project, along with Catherine, Rebecca, Andy, Matt, and the wider team who all worked hard to make each moment resonate. Above all, huge thanks to each of you who voted. Your support means the world.”
This is ‘Archetypes:’ the podcast where we dissect, explore, and subvert the labels that try to hold women back. Meghan had conversations with women who know all too well how these typecasts shape our narratives and historians were included in each episode to understand how we even got here in the first place.
They are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. That is something we can all aspire to. You do not have to be a veteran who has fought back from injury to be inspired by the Invictus Spirit”
Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex
INVICTUS GAMES FOUNDATION PATRON
The Invictus impact
Attend the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2
PRINCE HARRY, THE DUKE OF SUSSEX TO PLAY IN THE 2023 SENTEBALE ISPS HANDA POLO CUP
The charity’s ambassador and long-time friend, Nacho Figueras
Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, Co-Founding Patron of Sentebale, will play in the 2023 Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup at Singapore Polo Club on the 12th of August. Since 2010, the annual Polo Cup has raised over £11 million to support Sentebale’s work with children and young people affected by poverty, inequality and HIV/AIDS in southern Africa.
Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, Co-Founding Patron of Sentebale said, “The annual Polo Cup is essential to Sentebale’s vital work ensuring children and young people are healthy, resilient, and able to thrive. The funds raised this year will support our Clubs and Camps programme, which provides intensive psychosocial support to young people living with HIV. In a time where being HIV positive is no longer a death sentence, we are empowering young people to know their status, stay healthy, and eliminate the stigma so that they can break the cycle.
We are delighted to return to the renowned Singapore Polo Club in August, and are once again enormously grateful for the polo community and our sponsors, in particular ISPS Handa, for their ongoing commitment to Lesotho and Botswana’s youth.”
The Duke will play on the Royal Salute Sentebale Team, against the Singapore Polo Club Team captained by the charity’s ambassador and long-time friend, Nacho Figueras.
Prior to travelling to Singapore, both will participate in a summit on the power of sport, community and philanthropy at the ISPS Sports Values Summit-Special Edition in Tokyo, Japan on the 9th of August. They will be joined by ISPS Handa Founder Dr. Handa, former New Zealand All Blacks and ISPS Handa Ambassador Dan Carter, Sentebale Chair Sophie Chandauka MBE, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of South Africa’s Stellenbosch University Professor Wim de Villiers, and Royal Australian Navy Veteran and Invictus Games Gold Medallist Steve James.
Travalyst is a not-for-profit organisation which seeks to catalyse sustainability within the tourism industry.
Who we are
Founded by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, in 2019, our growing global Coalition includes some of the biggest brands in travel: Amadeus, Booking.com, Expedia Group, Google, Skyscanner, Travelport, Trip.com Group, Tripadvisor and Visa.
What we do
Travalyst provides supportive, independent and neutral governance, empowering our Coalition of some of the biggest – and occasionally competing – travel companies and service providers to share data and accelerate change. The goal is to bring credible, consistent sustainability information to the mainstream, helping both travellers and travel companies make better, greener choices.
What this means for the industry
The Travalyst Coalition works collaboratively to unify sustainability reporting – starting with accommodation and aviation, but ultimately across all verticals – and make this information part of the customer experience when booking a holiday. We collect and share sustainability data on a global scale, ensuring that all the work we do is transparent, independently validated and, in time, open source – so anyone in the travel industry can use it.
What this means for travellers
Consumers are presented with consistent, transparent, easy-to-understand information across the travel platforms they already know and trust. This enables them to make informed decisions, learn what good looks like, and, ultimately, become more sustainable travellers.
- Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex; Founder and Patron
- Sally Davey; Chief Executive
Travalyst moves into its next phase of growth
When Travalyst launched just three and a half years ago it was set up as a pilot, to rapidly test the hypothesis that an independent and neutral not-for-profit could help the travel industry accelerate its progress towards net positive impact. We would do this by convening and leveraging the collective power of some of the most influential travel and technology companies in the world.
Fast forward to 2023 (a global pandemic notwithstanding) and the original coalition comprising five Founding Partners has now almost doubled in size to nine Partners with a combined market value of nearly $2 trillion. The group has worked incredibly hard together throughout, with deep commitment to our shared principles, and has delivered on what it set out to do: collaborate pre-competitively to bring clear and consistent sustainability reporting to the mainstream of travel for the first time ever – together, for the benefit of all.
There are now two unified Travalyst frameworks driving consistent sustainability reporting in both accommodation and aviation that are live and out in the world. As Partners implement those frameworks and bring sustainability information to the mainstream consumer experience, we are raising awareness and supporting more positive choices at a scale the industry and world has never seen before, for billions of consumers.
But this is just the beginning.
Today we formally mark the end of Travalyst’s pilot phase with the appointment of a new Board to govern and guide us on our journey ahead to delivering major positive and system-changing impact.
The Board is composed of individuals with world-class expertise in impact, systems change, not-for-profit governance, advocacy, and campaigning for a just and sustainable world.
UK Media did their usual and put together a fairy tale, and presented it as news, simply by inferring their own negative spin on the words of the official press release. The press release referred to new growth in the Board comprised of a number of specialists. This new Board which has now doubled in size, is now out of the pilot stage, when the organisation was first set up by Prince Harry and a small group of experts, to explore the possibilities of sustainable travel. Now that there is a large group of people, who now for the Board, led by Prince Harry and the new CEO Sally Uren. Naturally albeit that this whole approach to travel was and is an idea of Harry, it was never the plan that he suddenly became an expert and would run this board as if it was his only activity for which he has a responsibility towards its outcomes. UK Media know that, but as usual it was spun as if the Board had voted to remove Harry from his own organisation. Clowns is the kindest word I can find to describe UK media and its bosses regarding the mind games that are being played out every single day since 2020 – all because Harry dared to walk away from the abuse of him and his family. The law is able to deal with this 7 year record of abusive behaviour, but as this is a positive podcast, all I will say, is that I am confident that action will be taken one day, and more than a few heads will wobble. If nothing else it will be a comedic phase that has long been overdue – every story has a silver lining somewhere – one must have faith.
This round brings the company’s valuation to $4.7 billion and total funding to $600 million, making BetterUp the largest mental health and coaching company in the world. The round also closely follows BetterUp’s $125 million Series D in February 2021, and over-achieving an aggressive 2x growth plan in the first half of the fiscal year.
At a time when the world is redefining the workplace altogether and mental well-being for employees is continuously at the forefront, BetterUp’s latest round of investment will fuel new product innovation to further democratize coaching and reach hundreds of thousands of individuals within an enterprise, no matter their position or level within the organization. BetterUp™ will expand upon its work with the world’s largest companies to deploy hyper-personalized solutions that support their workforces, such as BetterUp Care™, its newest enterprise-wide offering that enables personal and professional growth through the development of resilience and mental fitness. The products, which include 1:1 and group coaching, and on-demand coaching on topics that span diversity and inclusion, parenting, nutrition, and sleep, all combine the industry’s most innovative combination of behavioral science, AI technology, and human interaction for people and organizations to thrive. The funding will also propel BetterUp’s international growth, having most recently opened new offices in Munich, London, and Amsterdam, along with recent strategic acquisitions of advanced people experience platforms Motive and Impraise, announced last month.
“We are in the midst of the great global awakening surrounding hybrid work, mental health and well-being, and diversity and inclusion,” said Alexi Robichaux, CEO and co-founder, BetterUp™. “Never has the pressure been greater on our global workforce, and as we collectively redefine the workplace, it’s clear that every organization and every employee critically need support, growth, and transformation. From leadership and career development to mental fitness, connection, and belonging, customers are increasingly turning to BetterUp to support the most important part of their business—their people—in the most profound way possible: by focusing on their whole person growth and development, including their behaviors, skills, and mindsets. This funding will continue to accelerate our mission to bring the most comprehensive and powerful suite of tools to individuals and help them thrive in their roles, unlock their peak performance, and live with purpose and clarity.”
In the last eight years and with over one million coaching sessions completed, BetterUp has proven that individual performance and organizational growth begin with company leadership taking a proactive approach to the health and resilience of their employees. Developed by a team of world leading researchers and PhDs across the fields of positive psychology and human performance, alongside best-in-class developers and data scientists, BetterUp™ enriches the understanding of human emotion at scale.
“It’s rare to see a company engage in continuous category creation, but that’s exactly what iconic companies do. And that’s why we’re so proud to lead another round of financing in BetterUp,” said Doug Pepper, General Partner at ICONIQ Growth. “As the inventor and pioneer of democratizing coaching, BetterUp is in an exciting phase in expanding its category by uniquely innovating to meet the needs of global enterprises with its human transformation platform. For the first time, organizations can connect leadership performance with proactive mental health and diversity & inclusion to holistically transform the employee experience and drive improvements in key business outcomes.”
“What the last year has taught us, in the midst of the workplace revolution, is that there is an ever growing demand for employee well-being and support,” said Brent Hyder, President and Chief People Officer at Salesforce. “In BetterUp we found a partner that would allow teams across the world to navigate uncertainty, remote work, and virtual environments. BetterUp gave us the ability to scale personalized care across the organization, which has been invaluable to the team’s productivity and peak performance.”
This latest funding comes on the heels of the company’s $125 million Series D and $1.7B valuation in February 2021. With this milestone, BetterUp™ has increased its value by seven times in seven months. The organization also grew its entire customer base by 80 percent, recorded a net revenue retention rate of over 170%, and reached $100M in annual recurring revenue in July of this year. BetterUp™ has also grown its coaching network to over 3,000 coaches, expanded the number of behavioral scientists by 50 percent, doubled corporate employee headcount to over 500, and today serves more than 380 enterprise businesses including Hilton, Salesforce, bp, NASA, Chevron, and Snap Inc. BetterUp™ has also expanded its leadership team with the hiring of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, as Chief Impact Officer, Tom Van Gilder MD, JD, MPH as the company’s first Chief Medical Officer and Omar Dawood MD, MPH, MBA as President of BetterUp Care™ to continue to provide mental fitness support to the members and organizations BetterUp™ works with around the world.
Meet Tai Muldoon, the CEO and alumna of Girls Inc. of Wayne County, Richmond, Indiana. She shares her favorite memories at Girls Inc. and her reflections on how Girls Inc. changed her life for the better.
Girls Inc. provided me with the confidence I needed to take chances and to do big things. I do not believe I would have a Master’s Degree or the title of CEO (and of a great mother!) without the support I got at Girls Inc. Having people who championed for me and supported me led me to have a more successful life.
Advice to girls, knowing what I know now
Be confident in your decisions and do not compromise on your values.
Girls Inc. showed me that there were women in my corner who would be champions for me for life. They showed me that I could do anything, be anything, go anywhere I wanted. I also learned that a leader doesn’t have to have a title or make any major waves in the world. Just being kind and supporting others in your world can make you an impactful leader.
To the supporters of Girls Inc.
There is truly something special about girls (or those who identify as girls) getting to be in a safe space where they can discuss their struggles and celebrate their triumphs. The girls, and myself included, created lifelong friendships and connections that change a girl’s life. The girls could be there for one day or throughout K-12 and I can guarantee an impact was made on that girl. Having a safe space for girls to explore the world and embrace who they are is so magical. Every dollar is truly invested in changing the world for girls. You are investing in the new generation of strong, smart, and bold leaders.
Meet Imani Reynolds, a Girls Inc. of Central Alabama Alumna. Imani attended Girls Inc. for 7 years. She is currently a Senior Marketing Analyst at an Atlanta media company and writes & distributes her own women’s empowerment newsletter – a passion project of hers! She shares her favorite memories at Girls Inc. and gives advice to young girls to grow up strong, smart, and bold.
Favorite Memories at Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. would often bring guest speakers to share their stories with us. One year, I had the honor of hearing from Vonetta Flowers, the first Black athlete from any country to win a gold medal at a Winter Olympics. I might have been in the 3rd or 4th grade at the time, but I remember the impact she had on me and others. Storytelling is all about finding common ground through shared experiences. When a person can see themselves in your story, they can see their capacity to make change.
I still remember the Girls Inc. Bill of Rights thanks to a cheer we had. In the cheer, we’d say “Be original, enthusiastic, take risks! Pursue your goals and take pride in your accomplishments.” Girls Inc. helped me to grow in all of those areas and so many more. I show up as a leader in my own life by setting scarily ambitious goals, taking on calculated risks, and being willing to try something for the second, third, and 5,000th time.
Another great memory at Girls Inc. was when our 6th grade cooking class prepared a nice dinner for all of our parents. The broccoli was a bit “charred” (thanks to myself), but we all got a really good laugh out of it. I loved that my parents got to be part of that experience with me.
Girls Inc. played such a huge role in my coming of age, my personal development, and my willingness to take risks in life. It’s been more than 14 years since my last summer camp at Girls Inc. and I’m still drawing on the lessons I learned there.
I used to be quite shy during my later grade school years, up through high school. Girls Inc., was one of the first places where I found my “fit’ and a sense of belonging. Girls Inc. not only fostered some great friendships in my life, but it also made me feel like I was part of something bigger than myself–-a pretty remarkable feeling for a girl in her formative years.
Advice I would give to girls, knowing what I know now
Take the time to decide what you want for your life. There will be many moments when you second-guess yourself, you question the path that you’ve chosen, and you compare yourself to others. What you may not realize, though, is that everyone else is trying to figure things out too. Take all the time you need.
To the supporters of Girls Inc.
To all the supporters of Girls Inc., thank you for supporting this amazing organization. Pro-girl environments and communities are not only vital to girls themselves, but also to the fabric of our society. We have a responsibility to girls— as they become our future leaders—to equip them with character, confidence, and perseverance.
Caroline, an Alumna of Girls Inc. of Columbus & Phenix-Russell, shares how Girls Inc. helped grow her love of STEM and the arts. (STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
What are you up to now?
I am a Global Program Manager at UL, LLC, one of the most recognized safety testing laboratories worldwide. I work from home along with my husband, Aaron, in Arlington, VA.
What would you like to tell the supporters of Girls Inc.?
When you support Girls Inc., you broaden horizons for girls who, in many cases, have limited means and opportunities. I remember many girls who started their tenure at Girls Inc. saying they wanted to be hairdressers because it was one of the only female careers they had exposure to growing up. By the end of the summer, they would instead say they wanted to be a lawyer, a business owner, an actor, or any number of other careers that they never considered before Girls Inc.
What advice would you give to girls knowing what you know now?
Never shy away from solving problems. As an engineer, I always look at situations through a problem-solving lens, even when they have nothing to do with math or science. When people see you as a problem-solver, they want you on their team, both professionally and personally. It is always easy to give excuses for why you should not, cannot, or will not act in a difficult situation. When you show you are willing to step in and be part of a solution, however, your coworkers and loved ones hold you in a separate category as someone to be trusted and respected.
Can you share reflections on how you may have experienced a degree of economic or social mobility in your life — and how you think Girls Inc. played a part in that for you?
I, like many other girls, went to Girls Inc. initially because my parents could not afford any other local summer day camp. I found many of my passions in STEM and the arts through the programs at Girls Inc., and now I am thriving both professionally and personally.
Is there anything further you’d share around pro-girl spaces / environments or being part of a community?
Growing up as girls in America, we have so many conflicting influences in our lives. Family, social media, movies, school, friends…it can be hard to get a handle on what is healthy for our lives and future. Spending time at Girls Inc. provides positive influence for growing girls and helps crystallize passions and opportunities. Girls Inc. provides community where there might be none, and helps with providing the unique support that girls need to thrive in modern America.
Archewell Foundation and Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Are Investing in Our Digital Future
Harvest Home:- Mia’s Story
Responsible Tech Youth Power Fund
One year ago the RT Youth Power organisation was formed by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and 11 other foundations and high net worth individuals. Andrew Brennan one of the Co Founders stated on social media that they sought to raise $2M for young people addressing the unmitigating disasters unfolding across unregulated social media platforms. We met our goal and on 2nd August 26 grants were announced in @people and @vanityFair magazines elevating incredible youth led organisations like @genzfor change, @DesignItForUs, @CivicsUnplugged, @IntimacyJustice, @logoffmovement, @encodejustice and so many more.”
We believe that young people can be a powerful force in the fight for a more inclusive and equitable technology ecosystem. However, cultural, social, and infrastructural barriers often prevent youth-led organizations and intergenerational partnerships from accessing funding and realizing their full power and potential in shaping responsible technology. That begins to change today.
The Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund is a first of its kind philanthropic initiative aimed at supporting youth and intergenerationally led organizations shaping the responsible technology movement. The Fund, which has raised $2 million from 14 funders, is now accepting applications from 501(c)3 eligible public charities with award amounts ranging from $25,000 to $200,000 — based on the stage of the organization and funding needs.
The responsible technology movement is about:
- Building, shaping, and stewarding our tech ecosystem to safeguard human rights
- Leveraging technology platforms to address social, cultural, political, or environmental problems
- Ensuring equitable access to the benefits of technology
- Mitigating the harmful impacts of technology in communities”
Above Quote from the website of the RT Youth Power Fund .
There was a short video published on 2nd August which showed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sharing their conversations with a few of the 26 grant winners.
Andrew Brennan had these words to say about the young people he had encountered during this stage of the organisation. “These young people inspire and challenge me on a daily basis, they laugh in the face of power and giggle at the thought of insurmountable odds. They spend more days meeting with senators studying for exams. They are wise beyond their years and years ahead of the curve.
2023 RESPONSIBLE TECH YOUTH POWER FUND COHORT
AI Consensus, a student movement sponsored by Minerva University, is dedicated to transforming education by empowering the ethical and responsible use of AI tools. Our mission is anchored in fostering dialogues that bring together diverse perspectives and a belief in the importance of learning.
The Center for Educational Equity is a research and policy center at Teachers College, Columbia University, whose mission is to strengthen educational rights. The Center is the convener of DemocracyReady NY, a statewide, nonpartisan, multigenerational coalition committed to civic education and preparing all students to live engaged civic lives.
Center for Intimacy Justice (CIJ) is a nonprofit changing tech platforms’ discriminatory suppression of women’s health information online.
Civics Unplugged provides young people with the training, funding, and community they need to become civic innovators.
We are young people taking on Big Tech. We aim to drive and achieve key policy reforms to protect kids, teens, and young adults online through the mobilization of youth activists, leaders, and voices.
Detroit Heals Detroit exists to foster healing justice for Detroit youth in which they are able to transform their pain into power. With a goal to combat trauma, we use healing centered engagement to share our greatest vulnerabilities with the rest of the world while simultaneously working to dismantle oppressive systems for marginalized Detroit youth.
We’re a coalition of youth activists and change makers fighting for human rights, accountability, and justice under AI. Harnessing a global network of volunteers from all over the United States and world, we champion informed AI policy and encourage youth to confront the challenges of the age of automation through political advocacy, community organizing, educational programming, and content creation.
Gen-Z for Change is a collective of Gen-Z activists that leverages the power of social media to drive progressive change. The organization uses innovate digital tools to build generational power and disrupt existing power structures.
Generation Patient facilitates events, online programs, and advocacy initiatives for young adults living with chronic and rare conditions to ensure that they have the opportunities and resources to thrive. Our organization focuses on peer support, advocacy, and access to educational information and resources as fundamental pathways to empowerment.
NextGen Connect offers youth the respect, freedom and resources we believe they need–providing them with a runway for their ideas, energies and endeavors, so they can effectively advocate for tech accountability. An intergenerational, synergistic approach, NextGen provides youth with support and resources to create and implement projects of their choice.
#HalfTheStory is the pioneering non-profit on a mission to empower the next generation’s relationship with technology through research, education, and advocacy.
The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding democracy and human rights and reversing the rising tide of polarization, extremism and disinformation worldwide.
LOG OFF empowers young people to rethink and rebuild their relationship with social media.
#GoodforMEdia is a youth-driven peer-mentoring program that supports young people’s healthy social media engagement by creating a space where older teens and young adults share personal stories, insights, and strategies with younger teens and tweens.
Future Coalition is the leading resource hub for youth-led organizing projects and groups across the US. Future Coalition aims to lower the accessibility barrier to organizing by acting as a bridge between young people organizing at the grassroots, and resources, funding, and institutions often inaccessible or unavailable to youth. We are committed to funding, supporting, and amplifying creative, transformative, community-centric work.
Our mission is to build a global online community where kids build, code, play, connect, and learn from one another. To accomplish this, we tap the power of youth tech experts to teach and mentor.
Public Knowledge promotes freedom of expression, an open internet, and access to affordable communications tools and creative works. We work to shape policy on behalf of the public interest.
This documentary depicts the raw and vulnerable experience of a student filmmaker grappling with phone addiction—after deleting her social media. As she discovers three members of her generation that have joined forces to lead a digital wellbeing movement, she is inspired to publicize their activism and empower the rest of her generation to take back control of their relationship with their phone.
Reboot is a publication and community reimagining techno-optimism for a better collective future.
ReThink Citizens’ mission is to tackle cyberbullying and foster digital literacy by equipping all youth with the tools and education they need to safely take on today’s digital world.
The Seattle Student Union fights for student needs, uniting the south and north ends of Seattle. We stand up for abortion rights, climate justice, Covid safety, mental health support, Black Lives Matter, gun control and any other progressive cause
Seek Common Ground’s Student Action Network for Equity supports student organizers advancing democracy, racial justice, and education equity.
The STEAM Connection is on a mission to make technical education accessible for Indigenous youths through the power of culturally responsive robotics.
We empower young people through student-led organizing and advocacy. Our student advocates work at colleges across North Carolina, state legislatures, and on Capitol Hill to amplify youth voices.
Direct Links to the above organisations granted funds :-
6 August 2023