The Linda Norgrove Foundation is a trust that gives grants to fund education, health and childcare for women and children affected by the war in Afghanistan.

About the Foundation

The Foundation was set up in memory of Scottish aid worker Linda Norgrove, who was devoted to ensuring that the people of Afghanistan would achieve prosperity and stability as their country was rebuilt.

She was completely committed to her development work and she loved Afghanistan and its people. Linda was kidnapped and subsequently died during a failed rescue attempt in Afghanistan in October 2010.

The Foundation is run from the UK by Linda’s parents and four other voluntary trustees. Two part time women employees and two volunteer Afghan professionals monitor and report on projects within the country.

Featured project

Sponsoring medical students

We provide scholarships for women studying to be doctors, midwives and dentists – and women in Afghanistan are showing great determination to continue their studies.


Christmas cards

Our Christmas cards and 2023 calendar are now available to buy.

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Every little helps.

Read how we spend your donations

Girl washing her hands

Update on our work in Afghanistan

As well as supporting previous projects that have started up again, we are funding organisations working at grass roots level, including providing humanitarian aid to displaced families.

Life-changing surgery for children

We have been funding medical operations for women and children from all parts of Afghanistan for 10 years.