Calcutta Rescue Fund

Calcutta Rescue Fund

Charity information

Calcutta Rescue Fund

Calcutta Rescue serves the poor of Kolkata by providing:

Free medical care.
Free education.
Skills training for sustainable livelihoods.
Help to stay healthy and prevent illness.

Founded 1984

  • Mission statement

    Calcutta Rescue Fund is a UK registered charity (number 290917) that exists to support the vital work of Calcutta Rescue in India. We are one of several support groups around the world that raise money and recruit volunteers for Calcutta Rescue.

    Free medical care - Illness can be a death sentence for people who live on the streets and in the slums of Kolkata. They cannot afford to buy medicine or pay for operations when they or their children fall ill. Calcutta Rescue provides essential and often life-saving healthcare and health education for 350 people a day.

    Education - One million school-age children in West Bengal do not go to school. Without an education, these children have little chance of escaping the poverty trap.

    Calcutta Rescue provides education for over 500 children from the ten poorest slums in the north of the city. Many are from illiterate families; some are orphans; some are already working; some have been abused; all are growing up in extreme poverty.

    Skills training - Many of Kolkata’s poorest people are trapped in poverty because they have no skills to earn a decent living. Calcutta Rescue provides training to enable them to become self-reliant, through projects teaching weaving and handicraft skills.

  • Aims

    Calcutta Rescue Fund aims to:

    • Calcutta Rescue provides free medical care, education and skills training for the poorest oif the poor in Kolkata (Calcutta), India.
  • Overview

    Established: December 1984

    Registered Charity Number: 290917

    Board members: 11

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 0777 925 9393

    Address: Calcutta Rescue Fund PO Box 16163 London SW4 7ZT

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