Sponsor a child in India

When you sponsor a child with ActionAid, you not only help the child in need but also transform the lives of children in the community where the sponsored child lives, by ensuring they get access to quality education, proper nutrition, healthcare and protection. Your sponsorship also helps poor and vulnerable communities to build a more enabling context for their children to be protected and cared for.

Working with grassroots-based organisations, we strive towards making vulnerable communities aware of constitutional values and their rights including the rights of children. Your sponsorship empowers our efforts to save the children in poor communities from crimes like child trafficking, child labour and child marriage. Essentially, you help children become better citizens for a better tomorrow.

What is child sponsorship?

Child sponsorship is a regular giving program, wherein your (monthly/quarterly/half yearly/annual) contribution ensures education, healthcare support and a safe childhood to children from the most marginalized communities in India. By children, we mean not just children in poor communities but also orphans, disabled, children with learning disabilities, children in conflict situations and children with limited or no access to schools or basic facilities.

The sponsored child keeps you informed about the progress made in their lives and that of the community. To effectively leverage the sponsored child’s efforts as an ambassador of the community in which he or she lives, we link each child to up to three donors.

Become a regular donor

Regular giving (or direct debit) helps us to plan for long-term projects. There is an urgent need for regular giving as the people we work with, need help every day. Your regular donation allows us to implement impactful programmes which will bring about a substantial change in their lives.

When you sponsor a child

  • You are sponsoring a child’s education, healthcare and protection, and well-being of the community
  • You are not just helping the child go to school but are addressing all the factors that are keeping the child out of it
  • You are also helping build opportunities for the child's family to have a sustainable source of livelihood and income

Sponsor a child today and join us on a journey

Join us on a journey and see how your support transforms the lives of children and communities. You can donate either on a yearly basis or on a monthly basis.

For yearly basis, you donate ₹ 9,000 per child per year. For monthly option, you donate ₹750 per child per month through Credit Card Standing Instructions (CCSI) or Automated Clearing House (ACH), whichever mode of payment is preferred although we strongly recommend CCSI to ensure uninterrupted support for your sponsored child. We recommend a minimum of 3-year-long support in the best interest of the child. ActionAid Association is a 12A registered organisation which means 50% of your donations are exempted from tax under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961

Ways to Donate

We provide several options for you to donate. Apart from Credit Card and ACH, you also have the option to pay through Cheque, Debit Cards, Net Banking or Mobile Payments. If you are looking at sponsoring through cheque or ACH, please download our sponsorship form, fill it up and post it to us.

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Contributions to ActionAid Association are eligible for tax benefits under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961. 50% of the donation made is allowed to be deducted from your taxable income subject to other statutory provisions.

Sponsor a child in India

When you sponsor a child with ActionAid, you not only help the child in need but also transform the lives of children in the community where the sponsored child lives, by ensuring they get access to quality education, proper nutrition, healthcare and protection. Your sponsorship also helps poor and vulnerable communities to build a more enabling context for their children to be protected and cared for.

Working with grassroots-based organisations, we strive towards making vulnerable communities aware of constitutional values and their rights including the rights of children. Your sponsorship empowers our efforts to save the children in poor communities from crimes like child trafficking, child labour and child marriage. Essentially, you help children become better citizens for a better tomorrow.

What is child sponsorship?

Child sponsorship is a regular giving program, wherein your (monthly/quarterly/half yearly/annual) contribution ensures education, healthcare support and a safe childhood to children from the most marginalized communities in India. By children, we mean not just children in poor communities but also orphans, disabled, children with learning disabilities, children in conflict situations and children with limited or no access to schools or basic facilities.

The sponsored child keeps you informed about the progress made in their lives and that of the community. To effectively leverage the sponsored child’s efforts as an ambassador of the community in which he or she lives, we link each child to up to three donors.

Become a regular donor

Regular giving (or direct debit) helps us to plan for long-term projects. There is an urgent need for regular giving as the people we work with, need help every day. Your regular donation allows us to implement impactful programmes which will bring about a substantial change in their lives.

When you sponsor a child

  • You are sponsoring a child’s education, healthcare and protection, and well-being of the community
  • You are not just helping the child go to school but are addressing all the factors that are keeping the child out of it
  • You are also helping build opportunities for the child's family to have a sustainable source of livelihood and income

Sponsor a child today and join us on a journey

For yearly basis, you donate ₹ 9,000 per child per year. For monthly option, you donate ₹750 per child per month through Credit Card Standing Instructions (CCSI) or Automated Clearing House (ACH), whichever mode of payment is preferred although we strongly recommend CCSI to ensure uninterrupted support for your sponsored child. We recommend a minimum of 3-year-long support in the best interest of the child. ActionAid Association is a 12A registered organisation which means 50% of your donations are exempted from tax under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961

Ways to Donate

We provide several options for you to donate. Apart from Credit Card and ACH, you also have the option to pay through Cheque, Debit Cards, Net Banking. If you are looking at sponsoring through cheque or ACH, please download our sponsorship form, fill it up and post it to us.

What do you get in return?

WELCOME KIT

WELCOME KIT**

with details of the child you are linked to.

ANNUAL REPORT

ANNUAL REPORT **

An annual update from the community that the child belongs to.

CHILD’S MESSAGE

CHILD’S MESSAGE**

a bi-annual message from the child to you.

MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER

MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER**

an email update of various initiatives of ActionAid India.

PROJECT VISITS

PROJECT VISITS**

an annual visit to the project under which the child is supported.

**Only available to those who have chosen the sponsorship model

How is your
money spent?

How is your money spent?
  • of the donations we receive are used in to strengthen these initiatives on the ground.
  • of the donations we raise are used to strengthen the support systems that help us monitor and evaluate these initiatives.
  • of the funds we raise are used for activities that help us to mobilise resources and guarantee long-term support to these initiatives.

Our impact (2012 - 2018)

The impact we had

FAQ's

ActionAid India has been working with poor and marginalised people in India since 1972. We work in 25 states and one Union Territory, reaching out to over 6 million people every year, most of whom belong to the most marginalised and excluded groups in India.

We partner with local NGOs, community based organizations and people's movements to collectively address poverty, inequality and injustice.

Our focus is on the rights of India’s most marginalised communities: Dalit and indigenous people, rural and urban poor, women, children and minorities. These groups face an acute lack of access to and control over resources, services, and institutions and our efforts are to equip them with knowledge about their rights and develop capacities in them to demand their constitutional rights.

We pay special attention to those in vulnerable situations, such as people living with chronic hunger; people with disabilities; migrant and bonded workers; children who are out of school; city-dwellers without a home; and people whose land or livelihood is under threat. We also work with women, men, girls and boys who have been trafficked, displaced, or hit by natural and human-made disasters.

ActionAid supports a wide range of long term and short term initiatives, which aim to improve the lives and living conditions of marginalised communities such as Dalit and indigenous people, rural and urban poor, women, children and minorities. In the process, we work closely with several grassroots organisations and community based organisations, who lead the work on the ground. 80% of the donations we receive are used for the implementation of these initiatives on the ground. 13% of the conations we raise are spent to strengthen the support systems at various levels that help us in executing these initiatives. 7% of the funds we raise are used for activities that help us to mobilise resources that can guarantee long term support to such initiatives.

  • What is child sponsorship?

Child sponsorship is a programme, wherein your contribution ensures education, health care support and a safe childhood to children from the most marginalised communities in India. You will be ensuring a bright future not only for your child, but also the child’s entire community.

  • How will you be making a difference?

Your contribution not only helps your sponsored child, but also the entire community in which s/he lives. As the result of your support the children and their communities will gain access to their rights, including the right to dignity, right to food, right to shelter, right to education etc

  • How much should you contribute?

A minimum of Rs. 750 per child, per month. This means you will be contributing Rs. 9000/- per year, or Rs. 27000/- for three years, which makes a huge difference. You can also be a multi-sponsor, by sponsoring more than one child.

  • How long does the sponsorship go on?

We encourage you to sponsor a child for at least 3 years. You will be happy to know that many of our sponsors have shared our journey since 1972, when child sponsorship started in India.

  • Would you be able to write to your sponsored child?

Yes, of course your sponsored child will be happy to hear from you.

  • Would a visit to your sponsored child be possible?

The ActionAid team will always be willing to help arrange a visit for you, although we are unable to help with the travel costs.

  • Can I send a gift to my sponsored child?

Yes, of course. However, in order to ensure that we do not discriminate between a sponsored child and a non-sponsored child, you are encouraged to give gifts of money. You can also send gifts in kind like colouring materials, sports equipment, etc. which can be used by many children.

Only Indian nationals are eligible for tax exemption as this benefit is valid only in India. Contributions to ActionAid Association are exempted from Tax under section 80G of Income Tax Act 1961, which means a tax exemption of 50% of your contribution.

You can make your contribution through

  • Credit or Debit Card
  • ACH (Standing instruction): If you are looking at donating through a monthly standing instruction to your bank, please download our donation form, fill in your personal details and the ACH section in the form and mail it to us at:
    Supporter Services Unit, c/o ActionAid Association, #139, Richmond road, Bangalore-560 025.
  • Cheque: You can also make your payment through cheque by downloading our donation form and posting it to us with your personal details and the cheque details.

ActionAid Association follows international industry standards and best practices in order to secure your data and protect your privacy:

  • We do not capture or store details of your credit card or payment option. After entering your contact details, you will be redirected to the website of the payment gateway provider, where the payment details will be captured.
  • The data transiting over the internet is encrypted. We use SSL (Standard Sockets Layer) technology for data encryption. Our SSL certificate is signed by an internationally trusted authentication agency.
  • We make every reasonable effort to prevent any loss, misuse, disclosure or modification of personal information, as well as any unauthorised access to personal information.

ActionAid Association was registered in India under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 with its registered office at New Delhi and registration number S-56828 on the 5th of October 2006.

Our Reach

Our Reach
WE WORK IN 317 DISTRICTS, INCLUDING 134 OF THE MOST BACKWARD DISTRICTS IN INDIA.

ActionAid India has been working with poor and marginalised people in India since 1972. We work in 25 states and one Union Territory, reaching out to over 8 million people every year, most of whom belong to the most marginalised and excluded groups in India.

  • ActionAid India is a full affiliate of ActionAid International.
  • In 2006, we registered in India as "ActionAid Association".
  • ActionAid works in 25 States and 1 Union Territory in India.
  • ActionAid is governed by an independent General Assembly and a Governing Board.
  • Ms. Shabana Azmi is the current Chairperson of the Governing Board.