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.

Featured project

Heating for Afghan families

Many families in Afghanistan are struggling to keep warm in the harsh winter, so we are helping to provide heating stoves, fuel and blankets. In our videos, the women we are supporting tell their stories.

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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.

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.

APPEAL: Respite from hunger for desperate Afghan families

With Afghanistan on the verge of humanitarian and economic disaster, we are funding emergency food and hygiene parcels for families in Kabul.