Child Sponsorship
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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.

Child Sponsorship

Child sponsorship is about sponsoring a child and supporting the child's community to help
take good care of its children.

WHEN YOU SUPPORT A CHILD
  • You are supporting the child's whole 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 not just providing the child with a healthy childhood but also helping build opportunities for the child's family to have a sustainable source of livelihood and income
WHAT IS CHILD SPONSORSHIP?
  • ₹ 7,200 per child per year
  • Monthly ACH Option: ₹600 per child per month
  • A minimum 3-year-long support works in the best interest of the child
  • Tax exemption of 50% of your contribution under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961

Ways to Donate

We provide several options for you to contribute: You can use the short form on this page to make payment(s) through Credit or Debit Cards, NetBanking, Cash Card, Mobile Payments or e-Wallets. If you are looking at sponsoring through cheque download our sponsorship form and post it to us. And, if you want to give a monthly standing instruction to your bank download the ACH form.

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.

VIDEO

VIDEO**

a video from the community that the child belongs to.

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

Impact of our work

Children are the ambassadors of change in the communities we work with

We strive to build a sustainable and socially just future, for the communities we work with. Children's education, nutrition and protection are at the centre of our focus, in each of our initiatives. We measure the progress of our work by the progress that children and women in the communities achieve.

The impact we had

The impact we had
  • 3,00,200

    children were extended support in 2014

  • 30,000

    children enrolled in schools

  • 40%

    of the children enrolled are girls

  • 7,176

    most marginalised children were supported to get scholarships from the government for further studies

  • 2,300

    children suffering from severe malnutrition were supported and linked to nutritional rehabilitation centres and child-care centres run by the government

  • 1,329

    children linked to mid-day meal scheme

  • 1,467

    children rescued from child labour, linked to family and school

  • 384

    adolescent girls were rescued from instances of child-marriage and were supported to pursue education

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, those of whom belong to the most marginalised and excluded groups.

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, disability, 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 in 25 states and 1 union territory of India – which aim to improve the lives and living conditions of marginalised communities such as Dalits, Adivasis, Rural and Urban poor, Women, Children and members of minority communities. 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 up in 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 up in activities that help us to mobilise resources that can guarantee a long term support to such initiatives.

  • What is child sponsorship?

Child sponsorship is about sponsoring a child and supporting her/him and the community of poor and deprived people to claim their rights.

  • How would 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. For Example right to  dignity, right to  food, right to  shelter, right to education etc

  • How much should you contribute?

A minimum of Rs. 600 per child, per month. This means you will be contributing Rs. 7200/- per year, or Rs. 21600/- for three years, to make a difference in the lives of not only your sponsored child but also the people in the community. 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 at least for 3 years. You would 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.

You can make your contribution through

  • Credit or Debit Card
  • Net Banking
  • Cash Card
  • e-Wallets
  • ACH (Standing instruction): If you are looking at sponsoring through a monthly standing instruction to your bank download the our sponsorship form fill in your personal details and the ACH section in the form and mail it to us @ 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 sponsorship form and post 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 your credit card or payment options details. 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 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 unauthorized access to personal information.

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

Our Reach

Our Reach
WE WORK IN 317 DISTRICTS, INCLUDING 134 MOST BACKWARD DISTRICTS OF 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, those of whom belong to the most marginalised and excluded groups.

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

How is your
money spent?

How is your money spent?
  • of the donations we receive are used up in implementation of these initiatives on the ground.
  • of the donations we raise are spent to strengthen the support systems at various levels that help us in monitoring and evaluation of these initiatives.
  • of the funds we raise are used up in activities that help us to mobilise resources that can guarantee a long term support to such initiatives.

Testimonials & Success Stories

Prakash Kandpal

If one out of 10 people in our country support one poor child we can make all children go to school and ensure secured future.

- Prakash Kandpal,

ActionAid Donor

Shamantha

I am extremely glad and excited to meet the child I support! It is an emotional union... It is a feeling of satisfaction for the humble donation I make.

- Shamantha,

ActionAid Donor

Sandhya Berapuvvu

"I am aspiring to become a teacher and educate children from my village"

Sandhya Berapuvvu.

Beneficiary

Vinoja

"I was saved from being a victim of child marriage ,thanks to ActionAid and Ankita. Now pursuing my engineering degree"

Vinoja

Beneficiary