Since 2018 we have gradually increased our funding towards the Environmental sector; increasing grants to protect, preserve and restore our planet. Through our partnerships with NGOs focusing on Environmental Law, Advocacy, Education and Regeneration, we add our voice to the urgent call for action.
Sight restoring surgeries have a transformational impact on whole communities. ‘Reach for the Stars’ is an inspiring short film shot by film director and Savitri Trustee Sunhil Sippy which follows the story of a young girl, Bharti , as she regains her sight and with it, her hopes for the future.
Congratulations to our founder Mr Arjun Waney who has been recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours with an OBE for his extraordinary achievements as a businessman and philanthropist.
We can restore sight to someone who is blind by cataracts. For Belvanti and her daughters this meant more than just improved vision, it allowed her to return to work and her daughters to go back to school with the hope for a brighter future. Watch our award winning film to see how their lives changed after cataract surgery.
We are a small but hugely ambitious charitable trust founded in 2001 with the purpose of improving the lives of the most margnialised. We fund Community and Environmental health projects that help both people and our planet.
‘Small Change for Big Change’ is our fundraising partnership with London restaurants Roka, Zuma, Coya and La Petite Maison. A voluntary £1 donation is added to every bill and 100% goes directly to ending cataract blindness in rural India and Nigeria.
As part of our Community Health programme, we support and train palliative care nurses in rural India to deliver pain relief, holistic care and emotional support to people living with a terminal illness in their homes, however remote these are.
We are a family Trust driven to help improve the health of people and our planet – founded in 2001 by Mr Arjun Waney motivated by compassion to help people living in poverty. The Trust is named in memory of his mother the late Mrs Savitri Waney and to this day very much remains a family trust with programme areas and project interests driven by causes and interests close to the family; ultimately health – of individuals, communities and the environment.FIND OUT MORE
We believe in collaboration – by working together we can make a bigger difference. You can join us in this work by donating to a project, raising awareness of our programmes with your networks, partner with us for an event or leave a legacy. We make sure 100% of your donation will go directly to benefit people that need it most.FIND OUT MORE
‘Small Change for Big Change’ is our innovative fundraising partnership with London restaurants Roka, Zuma, Coya and La Petite Maison. A voluntary donation of £1 is added to every bill and 100% goes directly towards our eye care partners to end cataract blindness.WATCH THE FILM
For twenty years, our focus has primarily been to fund community health and environment projects. Together with support from friends and donors we are grateful to have donated £9 million in grants. We look for partners who are experts in their field and who are open to working collaboratively so we can leverage our funding to make the most impact. Geographically, we are not limited to, but will always ensure a portion of funds are distributed to India, recognising the heritage of our Founding Trustees.
Our work in health began in India listening to stories of people whose lives were blighted by cataract blindness and others powerless to access the palliative care and support needed at the end of their lives. These stories inspired our giving and ever since we have focussed on partnering with organisations that are working to improve the health and wellbeing of communities in rural India and beyond.→
We are passionate about the future of our world. We recognise that natural ecosystems must be protected, that precious resources must be carefully stewarded and that effective environmental projects support both people and planet to thrive.→
We recognise many vulnerable communities across the world might require urgent support that falls out of our key programme areas. Where possible, we will respond with an emergency relief grant.→