Welcome to the website of the British High Commission Charity Fund.
“The BHC Charity Committee has been working through its Charity Fund to support education, healthcare and local empowerment since 1996. Run by diplomatic families, the committee raises funds to buy equipment & materials for charities in and around India’s capital city. The way they get to know the charities before offering support ensures the funds are being put to good use and are really making a difference. I fully support their work.” – Sir James Bevan KCMG, British High Commissioner to India.
Here are some examples of how the committee works with NGOs:
Asha works to transform lives in the slums of Delhi. In recent years we have sponsored three talented students from the slums through university, paid for a year’s supply of iron supplements for hundreds of pregnant women and children, organised a Christmas party for slum kids, and provided volunteers to mentor students, organise fund-raising events and launch a job match scheme for graduates from the slums.
Vidya & Child provides non-formal education and after-school support for disadvantaged kids in the slums of Noida. The BHC Charity Fund’s involvement began almost 10 years ago. Most recently we have helped kit out classrooms with storage cupboards, an inverter to protect the power supply in the IT laboratory, and a range of musical instruments for the kids to use in their performing arts classes.
Adi Gram Samiti works to empower the underprivileged. The Charity Fund has been supporting Adi Gram Samiti since 2002. Recent grants from us have purchased sewing machines for the vocational training centre in Mewat district, and a range of bespoke workbooks, counting strings, and other learning materials to provide early childhood education for young Muslim girls in rural Haryana.
Click HERE to download the BHC Charity Fund Application Form.