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The Bede Griffiths Charitable Trust
The Bede Griffiths Charitable Trust
The Bede Griffiths Charitable Trust

The Bede Griffiths Charitable Trust

Why we need your help

The Bede Griffiths Charitable Trust (BGCT) was formed in 2003 and registered as a charity in 2004.   It supports projects in and around the Saccidananda Ashram (better known as Shantivanam) in Tamil Nadu, South India.    The Trust was named after, and inspired by the life and work of, Alan Griffiths, an English scholar, monk and priest, who adopted the monastic name of Bede.    He lived the last 25 years of his life at Shantivanam, dying there in 1993.    He wrote several books and travelled the world, teaching.

BGCT helps by making grants to Indian charities in the area who run the eight projects the Trust has decided to support.   BGCT concentrates on education, training, helping the elderly and the relief of need.    It makes the most of its scarce resources by spending very little of them on support costs and governance, so that 99% of its income is available for grant-making.    All of the administration and governance is carried out by its volunteer trustees.


2,276.35

raised towards 2,000.00 target

2276.35
2000.00

How you can support us

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Supporters

Jun 14, 2021

Joan Plunkett

100.00

Mar 23, 2021

Julie

Thank you for organising the Ashram meeting with Chris Collingwood

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Mar 22, 2021

Joan Smith

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Mar 08, 2021

Pamela Winters

I would like this gift to go towards Brother Martin's projects. Good wishes. Pam Winters

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Mar 08, 2021

Anonymous

50.00

Mar 01, 2021

Daphne Radenhurst

On behalf of the BG Sangha Retreat

31.35
(plus 7.84 giftaid)

Feb 28, 2021

Anonymous

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Feb 25, 2021

Nicholas Svitek


Nov 28, 2020

Andrew

Best wishes, this is instead of buying presents for our family at Christmas we are all donating to charities of our brothers choices. David Gower works at Chigwell School, who support this trust.

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Nov 28, 2020

Anonymous

Donated in leui of Christmas present for my brother. Happy Christmas David and Sarah

60.00
(plus 15.00 giftaid)

113

Total raised so far

2,276.35

Total plus Gift Aid 2,382.94

Direct donations

816.35

Raised offline 1,460.00

Fundraising pages

0.00

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