How Future Hope is run

Future Hope is a charity with a strong family ethos and a 30-year track record of empowering street and slum children of Kolkata. Over this time our work has received several awards as well as national and international recognition.

Future Hope is managed by well qualified, experienced and highly dedicated staff, skilled to deliver efficiently and with care and is governed by an eminent Board of Trustees. We are apolitical and secular.

Our long-term plan is to move to Kashinathpur in Rajarhat, where Future Hope owns a plot of land. Here we are planning to build more homes, a school for 500 children and sporting facilities. In scaling up our operations we will be able to provide opportunities to many more disadvantaged and vulnerable children. This project is currently underway. Simultaneously, we are strengthening the organisation through regular in-house workshops and training for teaching and non-teaching staff to encourage professional development and growth.

Future Hope has 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 licensed 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 (Licensing) Act 1956.

Both Future Hope India and Future Hope School Trusts have exemption under the Income Tax Act, 1961 section 12A, which exempts the charity from paying tax, and under section 80G where donors who pay income tax in India are exempted from paying 50% of income tax on the donated amount when they make a donation to a recognised NGO.

The Trustees 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. 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 opportunity for the children and young people of Future Hope.