British Asian Trust
Unlocking potential across South Asia: where 500 million people are currently living on less than $2 a day.
The British Asian Trust supports the development of a South Asia that is free from inequality and injustice.
We were founded in 2007 by HRH The Prince of Wales and a group of visionary British Asian business leaders and we back sustainable solutions that enable people to truly unlock their potential, more than three million people already.
By enabling our supporters to turn their values into action, we transform lives. Together we will support a South Asia that is better for all.
Addressing key challenges. Spotlighting urgent, hidden issues
Through cause-focussed funds we bring together core investments and key stakeholders. This brings greater impact for both disadvantaged communities and donors. To ensure your donations make the most impact, we work through local charities. Each one has a proven track record, and all are selected with rigorous due diligence.
Change a child’s life this Ramadan
There is immense need in South Asia, home to 20% of the world’s population, but 50% of the world’s poorest people: almost 500 million surviving on less than $2 a day.
The sheer scale of the challenge demands a holistic approach. Our aim is to achieve greater impact on disadvantaged communities by working with those passionate about supporting people in South Asia.
Through research we identify the most urgent issues, together with innovative, high-impact, scalable solutions. We provide thought leadership and help supporters see where they can have the most impact.
We galvanise multiple stakeholders to form powerful alliances, bringing together vital funds, skills and influence. By mobilising collective action, we ensure the whole solution is greater than the sum of its parts.
We spotlight uncomfortable and taboo issues. We amplify the voices of the most marginalised and vulnerable people to inspire high impact action.
“I am pleased to lend my name and my support to The British Asian Trust and its work with the most vulnerable people in South Asia and the UK. Building self-sufficiency in poor communities is a proven and effective way to combat poverty.”See all our Ambassadors
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.See all our Ambassadors
"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"See all our Ambassadors
Great to see the work @britishasiantst partners @MannDeshiOrg & @digitalgreenorg are doing to improve market linkages for farmers
with @DFID_UK. Anjana talks to branch and area managers while women sign up for a second loan 2/2 https://t.co/qrYU5tNh1t
Anjana Raza, Head of Pakistan @britishasiantst visits @Akhuwat to see the launch of our #WomensEconomicEmpowerment programme 1/2
The next issue spotlighting the work of @britishasiantst w/ @DFID_UK to achieve #WomensEconomicEmpowerment is here:… https://t.co/ECX4URZklO
@britishasiantst excited to be partnering with @Industreefdn whose vital work is empowering women in the fashion value chain #CharityTuesday
In Conversation with @notmystyleuk & @Industreefdn-fantastic footage from the #InnovatingforChange event last week: https://t.co/K5VP7QFeHD
Wishing @leah_chowdhry luck with her training for English Channel swim in aid of our work in South Asia https://t.co/Hamqb6Lr7e
@britishasiantst passionate about investing in young entrepreneurs from low income communities #WorldYouthSkillsDay https://t.co/i6n3XShVa0
Insightful footage from the #InnovatingforChange event last week with @Industreefdn & @notmystyleuk: https://t.co/wkz1xtsQyR
A look into our multi-million pound @DFID_UK funded Women’s Economic Empowerment programme in #Pakistan… https://t.co/F3Q6Zuw5Ve
@britishasiantst convened the #InnovatingforChange event last week-take a look at the event highlights here: https://t.co/AFOoQyj1JS