The Indian government provides safety nets for the most vulnerable but many people find it hard to access them because of social and geographical barriers. We recognise that it will take time to make these provisions readily accessible for everyone and hope to assist in this process.
In the Joint India Programme, we have five Oak Programmes that work together to address a combination of issues that affect populations with less access to resources in Jharkhand and West Bengal located in east India. Ultimately, we aim to: improve the lives of the most marginalised groups; institutionalise practices that address poverty and social injustice; and build strong organisations at the grassroots.
We provide core support and project funding to organisations that work in our priority areas. The ultimate aim of our programme is to protect people from discrimination, and support the full implementation of social and economic schemes.
Our grant-making involves the following:
All of our grants work simultaneously on cross-cutting themes, such as:
We fund organisations that operate in West Bengal and Jharkhand in east India.
Drawing from the principles of the Child Abuse, Environment, Housing and Homelessness, International Human Rights and Issues Affecting Women Programmes, we support initiatives that: