Tim Grandage

Founder and Acting Chairman Future Hope India

Tim Grandage 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.  

Tim Grandage started his career with HSBC as an International Officer and was posted to Kolkata as Manager of the Shakespeare Sarani Branch in 1987. He came to know some street children who lived near his Bank in Kolkata. He took a few of them into his own home which soon housed dozens of homeless children. He realised that these children needed not just shelter, food and education, but a home that gave them love and care. Tim decided to give up his job and look after Kolkata’s street children. In this endeavour, he was assisted by Erica Grandage (nee Hiltermann), a qualified nurse, who has worked with him since 1992 and married him in 1994.

Tim has won various awards in recognition for Future Hope’s work: 

•In July 2016, Tim Grandage was conferred an honorary doctorate of law by the University of Nottingham. 

•In January 2016, the Prime Minister of India, Sri Narendra Modi conferred ‘The Amazing Indians - Indian at Heart Award’ to Tim Grandage

•Tim Grandage received the IRB Spirit of Rugby Award in 2001

•Tim Grandage was conferred the MBE by The British Crown in 1997 for services to the welfare of street children in India.