Established in 1987, Future Hope is a charitable organization committed to uplifting the lives of vulnerable children from the streets and slums of Kolkata, India.
Founded by Tim Grandage – a British Banker back then managing the HSBC branch in Kolkata, Future Hope officially gained charitable trust status in 1991.
Tim’s journey with Future Hope began offering shelter to children in his own home. Driven by an unwavering commitment, after a couple of years, Tim left the corporate world to fully dedicate himself together with his wife Erica to Future Hope.
Over the last 3 decades, the organization has adopted a holistic, long-term approach, positively impacting the lives of more than 3,000 children. Future Hope provides for: 6 homes and meals, healthcare, schooling, sport and extra-curricular activities, career guidance and higher education.
Future Hope Homes
Future Hope believes that every child deserves to be safe and cared for so the homes are the bedrock of Future Hope. It is here that the children experience, possibly for the first time in their lives, a secure, stable and nurturing environment among people on whom they can depend.
Future Hope School
Education is a human right, but one that millions of children are still denied. By providing underprivileged children with an education at our school, Future Hope gives them the key to unlock opportunity; a chance to get a decent job, to escape poverty and to support their families & communities.
Career Guidance & Higher Education
The ultimate goal for Future Hope is to see the children in its care flourish and become independent, self-sufficient adults. Therefore, supporting the transition from education to further study and employment is essential to our success.
Medical care & Nutrition
When children arrive at Future Hope from the streets or slums they are malnourished and many are ill. Weakness, scabies, boils, skin diseases, burns, infections, diarrhoea, tuberculosis, typhoid, STDs, leprosy, neurological problems and addiction are all conditions from which children may suffer. Treating these and maintaining good health are important to enable the children to take part in school.
Extra Curricular Activities & Sports
Future Hope continually exposes the children to a positive all round education, build up their confidence and determination to take on learning challenges and to view Future Hope as a stepping stone to a brighter, self-reliant future. As they discover new activities and talents Future Hope sees an increase in their self-esteem, motivation and sense of belonging.
In response to the need for five hundred million skilled workers in India in the next decade, Future Hope has recently opened a 4000 square foot skill centre. The centre is run in partnership with the George Telegraph Training Institute who have been successfully running skills training for over 90 years in India.
Challenges & Problems
- Future Hope’s students have already walked a challenging path. They have learned to have a more structured life, how to behave in a classroom, how to concentrate and focus on learning and the value of education.
- The first year is a year of transition, where students grew within Future Hope’s structure and support and now must become independent.
- Some of the students may experience challenges with learning and build up a backlog. Future Hope is in frequent contact with the students themselves as well as the Universities/Colleges. Extra support and the opportunity to catch up will be provided as needed.
- For the time being no major negative events nor reasons to worry
We need your support
With all the projects we support, there is always more there can be done. Perhaps you have something that can be donated that may help them. This depends from project to project but can include: time, equipment, (school) materials, involvement or long term commitment from you or your company. Contact us if you want to help.
A4C is a supporting Future Hope for their four-year higher education program (academic year starting 2023/2024) by paying the higher education fees for 10 students. These students have passed Class 12 exams and have thus completed the entire trajectory within
Future Hope: from the slum to their next step in education.