Everyone deserves a bright future

Our Causes

In a region where 500 million people survive on less than $2 a day, we understand that the root causes of poverty go beyond a shortage of money, food and shelter. To date, we have had a positive impact on the lives of more than 3 million people in the region. Find out how we make an impactful and sustainable change.



1.8m lives touched



430,000 lives touched

Mental health

Mental health:

50,000 lives touched



24,000 lives touched

We raise funds to enable access to quality education, facilitate skills and training to support livelihoods, combat child trafficking and break the silence about mental health issues.

How we work

The sheer scale of the region’s issues demands a holistic approach. Our aim is to achieve greater impact on disadvantaged communities across South Asia. Our three step approach ensures we do just that.

We research

We identify the most urgent issues together with innovative, high impact solutions capable of addressing them at scale.

We convene

We build momentum around selected causes galvanising multiple stakeholders to form powerful alliances, which bring together vital funds, skills and influence.

We amplify

We shine a spotlight on the most uncomfortable issues bringing them to the forefront of the agenda - and we use our convening power to mobilise high impact action.

Some of our supporters

Our network of friend, patrons, corporate partners and ambassadors have helped us to raise funds and awareness to positively impact the lives of over 3 million people in South Asia.

Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara


"I only hope that I can contribute in any way that I can to help the Trust continue its wonderful work with young people in South Asia"

Rani Mukerji

Rani Mukerji


"I stand here before you committed to the eradication of human trafficking"

Naughty Boy, Musician

Naughty Boy


"Creating awareness is what will make a difference"

HRH The Prince of Wales

HRH The Prince of Wales founded the British Asian Trust in 2007 to do something about the widespread poverty and hardship that he saw in South Asia. He turned to the entrepreneurial spirit of the British Asian diaspora, aiming to link them with innovative social entrepreneurs and grassroots interventions in the region.

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The British Asian Trust is a UK Registered Charity (1127366)
British Asian Trust