About the programme

We have been working in India since 1992. Paul Hamlyn spent time in India and wanted to help communities there. It is the only place we fund outside the UK.

We introduced a new strategic plan for India at the beginning of 2013 under which we increased our annual spend to around £2m (about Rs. 166m).

Our funding in India focuses on vulnerable communities in a geographical priority area through an Open Grants Scheme. Funding is available for organisations operating outside the geographical priority area only by invitation; and is restricted to organisations operating at the meso/macro level on issues that are identified by PHF.  (please see the strategy paper for more details on geographical priority areas an meso/macro organisations)

Our strategy for India, summarised here, is laid out in full in our strategy paper.

Details of previous grants can be found here.