Charity and Scholarships
Since 2004 The British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce has been supporting different charity projects. In the last years we have supported organisations such as Estonian Cystic Fibrosis Society with the purchase of electronic inhalers as well as a respiratory vest for children battling this disease and NPO Audiere with an audiology scholarship at the Manchester University.
Alongside charity projects the British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce also provides scholarships to 1-2 outstanding Tallinn University of Technology students to help them achieve their educational aspirations in Master’s or Doctoral programmes.
You can make your contribution to BECC Charity Fund: bank account: EE171010220217011225, beneficiary: Briti Eesti Kaubanduskoda
One of the projects that the BECC has decided to support in 2014, is SPIN programme – a youth-oriented cause based on the Kickz programme model popular in the UK. The goal of the programme is to prevent and tackle youth crime and other social problems using sports as a tool and provide the youth in high risk areas with constructive pastime and create routes to education, training and safe adult life.
During year 2013 we have supported My Dream Day Foundation (Minu Unistuste Päev) – an organisation dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of severely and chronically ill children.
Another organisation that the BECC supports on 2014 is NGO Oma Pere. NGO Oma Pere offers different services to help children in need of parental care and the people who want to adopt children. The financial aid from the BECC will help them to create a website that is up-to-date and trustworthy and covers all the needs of their target audience.
2014 Master’s level scholarship was awarded to Masoud Taleb. Masoud will continue his research in finding sustainable materials for fuel cells at the PhD programme at TUT.
In 2013, a donation cheque was also handed over to Estonian Scouts Association to help them organise “The World Begins Within” jamboree for more than 500 scouts from Estonia and foreign countries.
Veiko Niinemäe received the BECC Bachelor level scholarship in 2014. Veiko takes interest in finance as well as IT systems development and is planning to continue his studies in Master’s programme.
2013 BECC scholarship laureate was Triin Ahlberg, who has embarked on a Master’s degree in finance and accounting at the Tallinn University of Technology.