The British Asian Trust

The British Asian Trust

Charity information

The British Asian Trust

Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales and led by the community, The British Asian Trust aims to transform lives by investing in charities making the greatest impact on poverty in South Asia and the UK.

Founded 2009

  • Mission statement

    The British Asian Trust meets crucial needs in the poorest communities in South Asia and the UK. We invest in local, high-impact charities that are making lasting differences to the lives of hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged people. Together we work for long-term change in the key areas of education, health and livelihoods.

    To bring about real and lasting change to South Asia and the UK, the Trust works to:
     Build self-sufficiency to help poor people stand on their feet
     Increase the impact of charitable giving
     Invest in innovative charities with proven track records
     Ensure that funds are distributed responsibly and effectively
     Monitor and regularly evaluate the impact of funds invested
     Foster partnerships to share funding, resources and skills

    Founded by British Asian business leaders at the suggestion of HRH The Prince of Wales, The British Asian Trust was registered as a charity in 2009.

    -350,000 lives touched across five countries - Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the UK
    -Support for 11 charities
    -£1 million leveraged in matched funding through four major co-funders
    -26 Trust Ambassadors from the worlds of film, food, sport and business

  • Aims

    The British Asian Trust aims to:

    • Education: ensure that disadvantaged children, especially girls, have access to quality education.
    • Livelihoods: enable people to overcome poverty by building skills, and providing training and employment opportunities.
    • Health: enable poor people to have access to health care and rehabilitation so they can contribute to their families and communities.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2009

    Registered Charity Number: 1127366

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 2

    Phone number: 2070245691

    Address: The British Asian Trust Colour Court, St James's Palace London SW1A 1BA

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