The Time is Right for a Children’s Wellbeing Budget

Too many children are left behind, their lives already a struggle before they reach school. The inequalities in our society – be they poverty, gender, violence, hopelessness, racism, disablism and so many more – land at their feet and affect their lives before they can even walk.

There were 15,483 live births to mothers who were resident in Birmingham in 2019

Symbiosis Tree For Life £60 Educational Bursary Sponsorship.

Would provide the ideal solution to contract sponsoring every new born baby & Mothers in their catchment area. Keeping the planting project benefiting the Council Constituents.

The Hospital Maternity Unit Benefits:

  • Giving their new born babies an educational bursary.
  • Welcome to the world gift.
  • Supporting Mothers with the child educational bursary, with the option to increase when relatives also add to the £60 Symbiosis Tree for life sponsorship to the maximum of 10 bursaries trees per child.

A single dwarf apple tree can produce up to 500 apples in one season. at 6 apples @ £1.25 x 83 = £103.75 x 18 years = £1867.50 Assuming 18 productive years. All for a one off £60 investment!
  • The Hospital Maternity – Symbiosis Tree For Life Bursary certificate pack containing:
  • A Welcome to the world card.
  • Legal 60% Ownership certificate,
  • A booklet with a year 3 open day harvesting invitation.
  • 9 add on correspondent Reference and booking web site information. All with the individual sponsorship bursary tracking login.
  • Full Information about Symbiosis Tree For Life Educational Bursary, Aims & Objectives.

The above is also available for a bereavement gift. Helping families with a memorial tree or trees up to 10, each carrying a 60% ownership certificate, in the name of the child and there tree sponsor. This special bereavement Bursary funds can be released to the Mothers or parents 18 years later. Or opt out to harvest there tree/trees for 18 years.

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God gives us trees:

  • To Stabilize our earth,
  • Provide shelter from Sun, Rain & Wind.
  • Share’s root nutrients & water from under ground with near by shrubs and plants.
  • Purifies our air helping us to breathe.
  • Gives us wood to build houses.
  • Even gives up there bark to treat our wounds.
  • Sheds its leaves every year to protect and sustain our earth.
  • It will even come back when we destroy it.
  • Not to mention the millions of fruits it provides for us every year and asks nothing more than to exist!
  • God gave us this wonderful life time gift. Lets Share it, and empower ourselves with it.
  • Plant It, Nurture It and It will Nurture YOU FOR LIFE!

Engaging people and communities

Symbiosis Tree For Life custodial Orchard offers people and communities the opportunity to engage, by investing just £60 in a Symbiosis Tree For Life Educational Bursary and secure land. Sometimes this in partnership with Farm schemes or colleges. As a result people can enjoy the countryside and understand the importance of food and farming. They can connect with the land and also gain access to the orchard farm open days. We offer a structure for involvement, where everyone can make a difference.

Our vision

Symbiosis Tree For Life forms the infrastructure to farm a far reaching corrective beneficial farming framework, to form a healthy, sustainable regenerative agricultural system (Symbiosis Food For Life Farming) that:

  • Provides fresh local food;
  • Restoring Biodiversity:
  • Organically Sustainable farming:
  • Adopting energy saving systems:
  • Connects communities to land;
  • Supports land-based education, nature and wellbeing.
  • Creates rural jobs in a Farming Community and improves countryside economies.
  • Providing Off Grid Housing with all the modern convenience with sustainability.
  • Restoring Work committed time and real family time balance.
  • Supported by a Educational Bursary Framework System.
Dr Trebeck’s report outlines seven principles for a children’s wellbeing budget:
  • Holistic and human: focus on the relationships that support children. This whole-system approach encompasses support across the suite of factors that shape families’ scope to thrive. This means targeting risk factors that society is responsible for, rather than simply targeting individuals.
  • Outcomes-orientated: focus on and accountability for end results (often at a societal scale) rather than services or spending.
  • Rights-based: the goals of a budget should be to uphold and realise human rights, including those of women and children, and to do so in an accountable, transparent and participatory manner.
  • Long-term and upstream: policymakers should take decisions ‘as if they mean to stay’, rather than confining themselves to projects within one parliamentary term.
  • Preventative: preventing harm by offering support as early as possible and working towards long-term solutions. Prevention (and indeed a multidimensional wellbeing approach) is also about considering present and future generations of children around the world. The fiscal budget needs to operate within a science-based carbon budget that limits overconsumption of the earth’s resources.
  • Precautionary: the evidence base for supporting children in their earliest years and the extent to which this generates long-term benefits is sufficiently sound to be acted upon, even if the evidence is not specific enough to precisely attribute these benefits to a single action.
  • Participatory: children and their families need to be involved across the entire budget process via a creative, inclusive mix of methods that welcomes the experiences and ideas of children and families. Particular effort needs to be made to elevate the voices of those who are often marginalised.