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Sri Sathya Sai Charitable Trust UK
Registered Charity 278481

Love All Serve All, Help Ever, Hurt Never.

~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba

The Purpose of the Trust

Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust was founded by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, as a public charitable trust in 1979. The Trust is responsible for serving society in the fields of health and education since inception. The guiding philosophy of the trust is that drinking water, medicine, and education, the fundamental needs of every individual, should be available to everyone free of cost.

The Trust is a grant making body supporting the advancement of education and relief of poverty and sickness.

The charitable activities of the Trust can be broadly classified into four categories:

  1. Education
  2. Health care
  3. Relief to the poor
  4. Objects of general public utility

Trustees

  1. Mr. Mel Griffin
  2. Dr. Kiran Patel
  3. Ms. Shobhna Patel
  4. Mr. Ashok Bhagani
  5. Dr. Surendra Upadhyay
  6. Mr. Khushal Jethwani
  7. Mr. Phil d'Costa
  8. Mr. Tarun Chudasama
  9. Dr. Veeru Mudigonda

History of the Sri Sathya Sai Charitable Trust (UK)

In 1978, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba sent instructions to Mr Balram Puri to establish a charitable trust in the UK, and that Bhagawan Himself would be the founder Trustee. Mr Puri was also told that he would be a Trustee and that he should start the relevant paperwork to register the Trust. Mr Puri at this stage humbly expressed that he was just an employee drawing a fixed salary and did not have the means to offer donations to the Trust as a Trustee. Mr Puri was informed that Swami was not expecting any donations from him; instead, Swami had blessed him to manage the Trust.

All the paper work was prepared and sent off to the charities commission for registration. In response, the Charities Commission wrote, “to teach and carry out 'the message of love', is a very vague purpose. Please set out the detailed activities that the Trust will undertake”!

Mr Puri arranged a meeting with the Charities Commission and explained Swami's philosophy; he clarified Swami's instructions that all charity work should be done with love and then explained the Objectives set out as below.

On the 15th June 1979 the Charities Commission was very much convinced and gladly agreed to register the Trust. Right from the start Swami directed that all donations should be voluntary and from those who can really afford. Thus, the practice that was followed was to only highlight the projects of the Organisation and talk about them, and with Swamis grace all funds came into the Trust completely voluntarily.

Charitable Objectives

Advancement of education, relief of poverty and sickness and support of any existing charitable organisation or organisations the Trustees may select.

  • What Purpose
    1. General charitable purposes
    2. Education/Training
    3. The advancement of health or saving of lives
    4. Disability
    5. The prevention or relief of poverty
    6. Overseas aid/famine relief
  • Who For
    1. Children/Young People
    2. Elderly/Old People
    3. People with Disabilities
    4. Other charities or voluntary bodies
    5. The general public/mankind
  • How
    1. Makes grants to individuals
    2. Makes grants to organisation

Area of benefit

Worldwide

Where the charity has operated

  1. Throughout England and Wales
  2. India
  3. Kenya
  4. Malawi
  5. Russia
  6. Scotland
  7. Sri Lanka
  8. Zimbabwe
  9. Philippines
  10. Nepal
  11. Haiti

Contact details

Sri Sathya Sai Charitable Trust UK
PO BOX 72312, London NW7 0HW

Sathya Sai Book Centre, 19, Hay Lane, London NW9 0NH
Contact Number: 0208 732 2886
For further information in ways you can help the Trust, please contact: Sri-Sathya-Sai-Charitable-Trust-UK@srisathyasai.org.uk

Note: This report is compiled from public information that the Charity Commission holds on the Register of Charities on 01 Nov 2015.