A key purpose of BSG is to support fellow Christians in South India in their work there with the poor and under-privileged. Some things you can do to help include:-
Prayer: for the Homes, children, schools, churches, individuals.
Volunteering: We can encourage and help build up the Christian communities there - for example, in the medical, nursing, midwifery or teaching world.
Sponsorship: Another idea is sponsoring midwifery or nursing training, which both creates needed skills and provides a career path. (It costs about £100 for a 1 year initial training course, or £220 per year for a 3 year qualification).
Regular giving: At present our only long-term funding commitment is the Halvi Boys Hostel which costs about £7,900 per year – that’s about £190 for each of the 42 boys - less than £17 per month.
One-off giving: for a specific purpose - for example an improvement project at a Church, Home or School, or to provide additional resources is a way others are involved.
Please contact one of the Trustees for more details on any of the above topics.
BSG Financial efficiency: Massive benefits can be achieved from relatively small amounts of money. Added to this, of every pound given to the BSG over 99% actually reaches the specific need in India. There are no “overheads” either
here in UK or in India for either fundraising or administration. The only costs we have are bank transfer charges – approximately £40 - £80 most years. The benefits can be increased further if you can Gift Aid your contribution. Please contact the Treasurer.
Charity Details, Contacts, Bulletins & Annual Report
The Bellary Support Group is a Registered UK charity (No. 1095365) to support projects of the Church of South India in the Bellary Area that will promote the Christian religion, education, health and welfare of poor and underprivileged people.
The trustees are Peter Gibson (Chairman), Jenny Lewis (Secretary), Brian Skinner (Treasurer), Colin Brown, Owen Mayes and Terry Wilcox. Peter can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jenny at email@example.com or Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org. Recent copies of the Bulletin plus our Accounts and Annual Report are available below.