The beginning of 2014 saw an influx of appeals for assistance from artists around Zambia. Lechwe Trust committee selected two for immediate support. Andrew Mulenga received a grant to cover visa and travel logistics, to assist him to undertake an Fine Art History Focus Area MA degree at Rhodes University, (funded 80% by Rhodes University and 20% by the Andrew Melon Fund); and Patrick Mumba equally received a similar visa, travel and logistics grant for taking up the same part-sponsorship of a Masters of Fine Art degree (Studio Practice Focus), also at Rhodes University in South Africa.

Both Andrew Mulenga and Patrick Mumba are past recipients of Lechwe Trust assistance; both having returned home and continuing to work successfully for the furtherance of the visual arts in Zambia.