South Asia is home to 27% of the world's poorest people. 730 million people there are surviving on less than $2.5 a day.
We work with the South Asian diaspora, as well as businesses, government, foundations and civil society, to build programmes that support vulnerable people in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
The key focus areas of our work are: education, livelihoods, anti-trafficking and mental health.
Embracing social finance
Through innovative approaches to managing money, such as the use of Development Impact Bonds, we are driving a transformation in how development works.
Our projects are suitable for Zakat
We offer an organised, secure and compliant Zakat initiative. 100% of your Zakat will go directly to people in need. Find out more about how we are set up for Zakat giving.
“The British Asian Trust supports projects that do not just respond to the effects of poverty and disadvantage, but actually improve situations in ways that are real and enduring.”
How you can support us
We bring together donors, investors, delivery organisations and other key stakeholders to maximise the impact of our programmes.