Greaves India

Sustainable Tourism

Greaves Travel has developed and maintained strong links with a range of different charities throughout India. Some examples include:


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FRANK Water is a small, successful safe water charity with a big impact. We have been working in India for almost 10 years and have supported over 200,000 people to improve their health through increased access to water, sanitation and hygiene education.

FRANK Water funds provision of safe drinking water within larger WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) programmes, helping close the loop that is critical to health and wellbeing. FRANK Water uses the most appropriate technology to implement its projects. This often includes traditional techniques such as rainwater harvesting and gravity fed solutions.

FRANK Water devotes its energies and resources to the poorest and most vulnerable communities in India, where our work can have maximum impact.

In 2014, FRANK Water will work across five states in India, reaching a

further 80 communities and 70,000 people.

Join us and be part of the solution.


Jaisalmer in Jeopardy (JiJ)

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Founded in 1996 by writer and photographer Sue Carpenter, with Mehera Dalton, Managing director of Greaves Travel as a founder trustee. JiJ's objectives, as set out in its charity deeds, are "To secure, for the benefit of the public, the preservation and protection of the architectural and historical heritage of Jaisalmer, and to educate the public in the history and architecture of the city". As a specialist tour operator to India, Mehera Dalton is committed to the conservation of Indian heritage and has helped to sponsor JiJ's events and site visits to Jaisalmer, as well as organised successful specially led tours to Rajasthan in aid of JiJ.

If you wish to know more about the charity and future projects and fund raising events please visit the JIJ website


TOFT (Travel Operators for Tigers)

Travel Operators for Tigers (TOFT) is a new UK travel industry campaign, in cooperation with Global Tiger Patrol (GTP) and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). It advocates a more responsible and sustainable approach to tourism, together with supporting the conservation of Indian wildlife, and the communities in and around India's diminishing forests and protected areas. For every wild life tour booked a contribution of £15.00 per person will be sent to the TOFT campaign for use on a host of visible TOFT sponsored projects in and around Project Tiger Parks.

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Salaam Baalak Trust

Salaam Baalak Trust runs five 24-hour full care shelters for children, one being devoted to girl children. These shelters, located in Delhi and Gurgaon, provide the children security, a sense of home, and an opportunity to receive all the critical inputs of childhood. They aim at restoring the childhood in children besides instilling in them the values of independence and decision-making, education and social values and financial self-dependence to become mature and responsible citizen of the country and caring and responsive members of the society.

Greaves arranges interesting city walks through the streets of the inner city of Paharganj and the New Delhi railway station area. These spirited youngsters of India will take you on a tour while sharing with you the journey of their lives. The walk is given from the perspective of the guides who enjoy sharing their lives and experiences.

The walk includes the living and built heritage of the area, taking you down the back streets to find hidden cultural practices and gives you a feel for life here in yesteryear. You will also see how the trust provides opportunities for street children of India and see what amazing things they can achieve.

The city walk aims to sensitize people to the lives of street children in India. It's a unique way of engaging people in the lives of children in distress. The walking tour also provides an opportunity for the young people of India to improve their communication and speaking skills. All proceeds go directly to the trust to enable more opportunities to be made for street children so the walk is 100% non-profit making.

Learn more about Salaam Baalak Trust by visiting their website at, and contact Greaves to arrange your private walking tour.

SHIVIA - Empowers you to empower others


Shivia is a UK-based charity that works with poor communities in India and Nepal. We provide training and capital to these communities so that they can start up or engage in market-driven, sustainable enterprises. Our entire focus is on poverty alleviation and making a socio-economic impact.

Shivia has a dual approach through our Partners Programme and Livelihood Programme.

Partners Programme

We work through local partners in Western Nepal (BASE) and Gujarat, India (SAATH). We make our local partners interest-free loans so that they can implement effective microfinance programmes focused on providing training and lending for productive enterprises. Loans to borrowers are very small - £120 on average - and we work with the very poorest communities who live at or near the World Bank's poverty line of US$ 1-2 per day. With these loans borrowers start up small enterprises such as basket-weaving, shops, sari making and poultry-raising. The loans are often described as "life-changing" and lead to positive knock-on effects in the community such as enabling children to go to school for the first time or access to health-care.

Livelihood Programme

This programme was launched in 2011 and focuses on providing business toolkits, training, support and the necessary finance to start specific market-driven enterprises. Our initial tool kits are for small-scale poultry farming in West Bengal.

If you would like to help us or know of other people who might, please donate by making an Online donation at: You can either make a one-off donation or become a Regular Giver.



Born Free foundation

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The Born Free Foundation is a dynamic international wildlife charity, devoted to compassionate conservation and animal welfare. Born Free takes action worldwide to protect threatened species and stop individual animal suffering. Born Free believes wildlife belongs in the wild and works to phase out zoos. We rescue animals from lives of misery in tiny cages and give them lifetime care.

Born Free protects lions, elephants, tigers, gorillas, wolves, polar bears, dolphins, marine turtles and many more species in their natural habitat, working with local communities to help people and wildlife live together without conflict. Our high-profile campaigns change public attitudes, persuade decision-makers and get results. Every year, Born Free helps hundreds of thousands of animals worldwide. For more information about Born Free please visit: