Sparsha Trust, Bangalore

The Sparsha Trust was set up in 2005 to provide a safe home for children in need of care. It gave access to food and clothing, and equipped them with skills to help develop their confidence. Since 2011, Sparsha Trust has been running 1 shelter for the homeless in Bangalore with the space allotted by the Bangalore City Corporation. Through the grant, the Sparsha Trust will support 5 out the 7 existing shelters that have been set up at the cost of approximately Rs 6 lakhs per shelter, provided by the government. As the lead NGO, the funds will be managed by the Sparsha Trust, which will distribute it equally to the 3 shelter NGOs, namely Sparsha Trust-1, CURDS-2 and ICDSS-2, and oversee their effective functioning with Dream India Network.