Greaves Travel has developed and maintained strong links with a
range of different charities throughout India. Some examples
FRANKWATER - CLEAN WATER SAVES LIVES
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
In 2014, FRANK Water will work across five states in India,
further 80 communities and 70,000 people.
Join us and be part of the solution.
Jaisalmer in Jeopardy (JiJ)
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 www.jaisalmer-in-jeopardy.org.
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.
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
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
www.salaambaalaktrust.com, 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
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.
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:
www.justgiving.com/Shivia You can either make a one-off donation or
become a Regular Giver.
Born Free foundation
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: www.bornfree.org.uk.