Who We Are

Our Mission

Delivering tailor made aid to the South Sudanese


Projects Delivering Hope is a Christian charity founded in 2018 by three friends with a deeply felt concern for the people of South Sudan, and a desire to put their faith into action in practical ways


Our focus is to establish and deliver time and cost bound projects. 

The projects provide short term aid to help the South Sudanese support themselves in the long term. This includes practical items such as tarpaulins to provide shelter and bread ovens to enable thriving businesses.  We run training courses and offer microfinance to small start-up businesses through our partner organisation, Five Talents. 

We deliver these projects through local partners that we know and trust from our previous work in South Sudan, particularly the Anglican Church as they work in their local communities to bring relief.

Meet the Trustees

Andrew Robertson

Adrian Burholt (Chair)

Andrew Robertson (CEO)

Rachel Gardner-Poole (Trustee)

Andrew Ferguson (Trustee)

Cathie Rutter (Trustee)

Adrian is a curate (trainee vicar) with a wonderful rural community just south of Devizes in Wiltshire. The community has five uniquely distinct churches which work together under the name of Wellsprings.

Adrian has worked with several charities to build houses in Mexico and deliver aid and training to the South Sudanese.

He is currently learning Bari, the language of Project Delivering Hope’s partners in South Sudan.

Andrew is one of the founders of Projects Delivering Hope. Alongside his role managing the charity, Andrew works as a consultant Project Manager for several Christian organisations. He first visited South Sudan in 2007 when his church partnered with another charity to build a health clinic and he was touched by the plight of the people. He subsequently spent 18 months working for a charity serving the South Sudanese before co-founding Projects Delivering Hope in April 2018.

Rachel is a transformation programme director who specialises in bringing large complex change programmes back on track. She has worked in the Aerospace industry for the majority of her career and serves on the PCC at her local church. Rachel also volunteers for a Christian flying charity which operates in developing countries and, having first visited South Sudan in 2012, has supported the South Sudanese for several years. 

Andy is a change portfolio director in a large financial institution with over 25 years experience in delivering IT and business change programmes.  He serves on the PCC at his local church, and also leads courses for people who want to explore the Christian faith.  He first worked with PDH on the 4 day business workshop in Moyo, Uganda in July 2019..

Cathie’s love of Africa started back in the 1970s with 2 years Voluntary Service Overseas in Nigeria, Cathie returned to Africa 40 years later in 2017 when she and her husband served at  Kajo-Keji Christian College, in northern Uganda for 2 years. They both worked with the South Sudanese refugees during which time she set up “Friends of Kajo-Keji” to provide financial support to the College. 

Meet the Advisory & Support Team

Jonathan Soro

John Rutter

Tom Burholt

Charlotte Bell

Jonathan is the advisor on South Sudan, and is the diocesan secretary in Kajo Keji.

John, along with his wife Cathie recently returned from Uganda, where they were working with the Church Mission Society at Kajo Keji Christian College for two years.

Tom is the website and social media manager. He accompanied the trustees on the January 2019 trip to visit the South Sudanese in the refugee camp.

Charlotte is our part-time administrator. She is passionate about working with others to help bring about positive change in people’s lives and communities, in the UK and beyond. 

All our Trustees and Advisors give their time and expertise voluntarily

Meet Our Partners

Projects Delivering Hope is privileged to partner with the following organisations

St Paul’s Church Salisbury regularly supports the work of Projects Delivering Hope through prayer and financial support on a project by project basis. http://www.stpaulssalisbury.org/

St James Church Devizes
is a Mission Partner of Projects Delivering Hope providing support through prayer and financial donations.
http://www.stjamesdevizes.org/

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) who fly us safely on our internal flights.
https://www.maf-uk.org/.

Five Talents are our Micro Finance partners and work with us in providing a community savings fund which is available to young entrepreneurs for savings and loans.  https://www.fivetalents.org.uk/

The Diocese of Kajo Keji is our main South Sudanese partner. The Bishop and his diocesan staff are currently living and working as refugees in Moyo, North Uganda.
http://kajokeji.anglican.org/