Governance

How Future Hope is run

Future Hope is run by two Charitable Trusts in India, Future Hope India and Future Hope School. Both are registered with the Indian Trusts Act 1882.  Future Hope India is the main Trust and is registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) which is a sub-act of The Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).  Future Hope India is licenced to run children’s homes and registered with the Department of Social Welfare, Government of West Bengal under the The Women’s and Children’s Institutions (Licencing) Act 1956. Both Future Hope India and Future Hope School Trusts have exemption under the The Income Tax Act, 1961 section 12A (which exempts the charity from paying tax- see the Act for clarification) and under section 80G (where donors who pay income tax in India in some circumstances are exempted from paying 50% of their income tax when they make a donation to a recognised NGO (see the Act for clarification). 

The boards of Future Hope India and Future Hope School meet bi-monthly. Their role is to ensure that the mission and ethos of Future Hope is upheld, to provide policy and direction, to support the CEO in the running of Future Hope and to ensure that the children are well cared for by responsible adults who themselves are motivated positively for the benefit of these children. Tim Grandage, Future Hope’s founder, is the acting Chair of Future Hope India.  See Future Hope India Trustees to find out about the other Trustees. Tim provides the long term vision for Future Hope and continues to work on the development of new projects and pastoral responsibilities in India. He is also responsible for fundraising so that Future Hope can continue to offer individual care and excellence for the children and young people of Future Hope.  

Sujata Sen manages the day to day operations at Future Hope. Sujata has a long association with Future Hope, she was a Trustee for eight years and Chair of the Board from 2014 until 31st March 2016, when she resigned to become the CEO of Future Hope. She was the first non-British person to be appointed a Director of the British Council worldwide. On 31st March 2016 Sujata retired as Director East India and from the All-India Senior Management team of the British Council in India, where she had worked for 20 years. Her work covered all 13 states in East India in the areas of school and higher education, social sector, English language teaching, arts and creative industries, examinations and qualifications and library and information services. She was responsible for a number of national and international projects. She was a Director with British Council Management Services, NOIDA, which is the British Council’s global Finance and IT hub incorporated as a company in India. She holds honorary positions in several trusts and foundations. Her earlier professional career included journalism and publishing. Sujata is married and has one daughter.

In September 2014 Arindam Saha was appointed Principal of Future Hope School.  Arindam is supported by three school coordinators, Debarati Banerjee as Head of the Senior School, Dolly Singh as Head of the Middle School and N T Rupa as Head of the Junior School.

Future Hope UK is registered in the United Kingdom as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with the Charity Commission, the regulator for charities in England and Wales.  The Trust is chaired by Jeremy Ghose, and oversees much of the fundraising for the ongoing costs of running Future Hope in India. Future Hope UK also offers help, guidance and support to Future Hope India and interviews volunteers from outside the Indian sub-continent who want to help us.

Stichting Future Hope Nederland is a registered charity in The Netherlands and raises funds for Future Hope India. The Chair of Stichting Future Hope Nederland is Maarten Klessens. 

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