Children have always held a special place in the Queen’s heart. For several decades the Queen has been committed to safeguard the rights of children; work which has awarded her global recognition and respect within the field.
Founded in 2013, the Foundation Care About the Children was gifted to the Queen for her 70th birthday as an additional means through which to support the most vulnerable children in the society. The initiative was made by a committee lead by Olof Stenhammar and made possible by the many generous donations given by private donors as well as a handful of organisations and companies. Amongst these are, the Swedish Postcode Lottery, SEB, Svenska Handelsbanken, and Dafgårds.
To date around 60 projects have received support from Care About the Children. These projects fall within four thematic categories; Psychosocial Support, Education, Recreation and Health, with a special focus on refugee children and online vulnerabilities.
The Foundation supports projects in Sweden as well as internationally. Internationally, projects have been implemented in Latvia, Syria, Mozambique, Ghana, Senegal, Colombia, Jordan, Myanmar, Nicaragua and India to name but a few.
Based on the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child strive towards a world where all children get their basic rights fulfilled, the right to an education and the right of growing up in a safe and stable environment.
Through specific projects provide the world’s most vulnerable children with a good education, healthcare and concern, as well as the possibility to feel happy and secure during their childhood.
Applying organizations should fill the following critera:
Project ideas that could be granted support:
If you have a project idea which you think could be of interest to Queen Silvia’s Foundation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org