The Travel Foundation has been working on projects in the Caribbean, which support communities and protect or enhance the environment, since 2004.
Our current projects in the Caribbean include:
- Sandals craft project - working with the Sandals Foundation, RISE Life Management Services and the Edna Manley College on the Glasstones Project which aims to help young people from the inner city areas of Kingston, Jamaica, to produce jewellery from recycled glass in order to earn a sustainable income
- Bluefields Bay MPA - as part of Caribsave’s C-Fish Initiative project, funding a project to establish a multi-stakeholder governed fund that will provide the financial means to ensure that the Bluefields Bay MPA can be financially sustainable in the long term. Currently we are investigating new ways in which to support of the Bluefield’s Bay community and MPA and C-Fish Fund
- CCCCE-ARK project - Providing tourism related training and workshops, in support of Caribsave’s Climate Change, Coastal Community Enterprises, Adaptation, Resilience and Knowledge project (CCCCE-ARK), to 8 community groups across Jamaica, Belize, Barbados, and the Bahamas
Past projects in the Caribbean include:
- Working with bee keepers from the Dallas Castle area of Jamaica to provide funding for equipment and basic technical, business, marketing and life-skills training
- An inter-island water and energy saving initiative called 'switch off, save big'
- Providing in-kind training support to the Rastafari Indigenous Village initiative in Jamaica
- Helping to create links between farmers and hoteliers
- A variety of conservation projects
We're working on a recycled glass jewellery project to help young people earn a living from tourism.
We're providing tourism related training resources and workshops to 8 community groups across the Caribbean.