Vivek Govil | £200, Akshay Shah | £150, Ravi Parekh | £125, Sunil Rao | £250, Roger Ammoun | £1000, Guido Mitrani | £250, Ram S Kumar | £1000, Shiven Sood | £300
The on-going pandemic is leaving a trail of destruction for India’s underprivileged children in its wake and the crisis is far from being over. To ensure that this doesn’t become a child rights crisis in the long term, we’ve created a resilience & recovery plan for underprivileged children that focuses on their health, nutrition, education and safety.
The closure of government mechanisms like primary healthcare centres and the school midday meal scheme has severely affected children’s health. They’re unable to get proper nutrition, timely immunisation or proper healthcare and thus, we’ll focus on:
Children are experiencing an unexpected gap in their schooling that has thrown their academic year out of focus. They will struggle with a massive learning deficit and thus, we’ll focus on:
During any disaster, children’s vulnerability to abuse and exploitation increases and it’s important to ensure their safety. Thus, we’ll focus on:
Children are the unseen victims of this crisis and their struggles are the invisible costs this pandemic will claim. Your contribution will help us ensure India’s most vulnerable children and their families stay protected. Donate now!
Here are some common questions that you might have. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please write to us and we’ll be happy to address your query!
Rippan Kapur, our founder, started CRY with just Rs. 50. Today, we’re an organisation that has impacted millions of children across India. But we could never have done this without YOU.
When you donate on a monthly basis, not only do you help us create a larger impact on the lives of children but also to plan our work at the grassroots level in a more efficient way. Auto-recurring monthly donations also help us reduce the costs incurred to reach out to you.
Child Rights and You UK is a registered charity (no. 1119026) as registered in England and so, all donations
to CRY UK are tax deductible.
All you have to do is choose the amount that you’d like to donate, fill in your personal information as it helps us process your contribution and issue you a receipt and check all the information entered carefully. Then just choose your payment method and fill in the required details. You will get an immediate confirmation of your donation along with an email with a donation number.
Absolutely. We have stringent security measures in place to ensure that critically sensitive information, such as your personal information and your credit/debit card details, are protected. These measures include:
Gift Aid is one of the easiest ways to make your donation tax effective. It is simply a statement by a tax paying donor that they want the charity to reclaim the basic rate tax on your donation from the HMRC. This is a great way to add 25% to the value of your contribution to CRY UK at no extra cost to you!
For every £1 you donate to CRY UK in a financial year, you must have paid 25p in income or capital gains tax in the same financial year to qualify for Gift Aid. If you do not pay tax in the UK, you are not eligible for Gift Aid.
You know you’re a UK taxpayer If:
If any of these apply to you, please complete and return your declaration so CRY UK can reclaim the tax on your donation. NB Inheritance tax does not count as UK income or capital gains tax.
Basic tax rate is currently at 20%. Your donation of £1 is treated as net after tax from £1.25 (£1.25 minus 20% is £1).
You may still pay tax on a private pension plan or a savings account, or pay capital gains tax if you sell property or shares – and so, are eligible for Gift Aid.
CRY UK can only claim back the basic rate tax on your donation. As a higher rate taxpayer, if you declare your donations on your tax return, you can claim a rebate based on the difference between the higher rate and the basic rate when you fill in your self-assessment form. For example, if a higher rate taxpayer makes donations worth £100 over a year, on top of the £25 that CRY UK claims back directly, you can reclaim as much as £25 from HMRC.
If you pay a lower rate of tax,, CRY UK can still claim back 25p for each £1 you donate, provided you pay enough tax to cover the claim in the tax year you make the contribution.
If you normally make donations via CAF, tax has already been reclaimed. However, please fill in the declaration anyway so that any separate donations you might make are tax effective as well.
To simplify matters for both you and CRY UK, the declaration covers all contributions that you’ve made to CRY UK in the last four years; as long as you are eligible for Gift Aid.
You can cancel an existing Gift Aid Declaration at any time by notifying us. If your circumstances change and you no longer pay enough income or capital gains tax to cover the amount claimed by CRY UK, please email us at email@example.com. You can also write to us at:
Mr. Ram Saradchandra Kumar
Child Rights and You UK
C/o – Penningtons Manches LLP,125 Wood Street, London,
No – we do not accept any cash donations in the interest of transparency and accountability
CRY India is an Indian non-profit organisation that was founded by Rippan Kapur in 1979 to ensure happier childhoods for India’s children.
CRY UK is an independent nonprofit organisation affiliated to CRY India but registered in the UK with its independent board of trustees. However, all the funds we raise are used for the benefit of underprivileged children in India.
We raise the funds that we need for our work with the help of kind individuals like you as well as through CSR grants by corporates and institutions.
Our rigorous selection process is based on the values of trust, transparency and accountability. We screen all the applications we receive, make a shortlist basis the robustness of the applicant’s current operations and number of years of experience and conduct a field visit to evaluate shortlisted applicants and extensively debate our findings internally. Those applicants who meet all our criteria are recommended for approval by our board of trustees.
All funds raised by CRY UK are allocated depending on the need on ground. We ensure that resources are optimally used by our project partners through regular budgeting and reporting systems aided by a firm of chartered accountants specialising in this sector. Our program teams visit each project on a quarterly basis and conduct meetings with the staff, parents, children and the community to assess the project’s progress. Every project is subject to an annual evaluation before we grant them the funds for next year.
No problem at all. Just write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll update our records.
In the interest of transparency and keeping you updated, we’ll send you periodic updates on CRY UK initiatives. If you no longer wish to receive email updates or solicitations from CRY UK, please write to us at email@example.com.
If you’d like to donate offline, you can do so through any of the following ways:
Click on the donate button in the emailers you receive from us – add us to your Gmail contact list so that you never miss our communication!
Download the donation form here, attach your cheque with the filled form and send it to us at:
Mr. Ram Saradchandra Kumar
Child Rights and You UK
C/o – Penningtons Manches LLP,125 Wood Street, London,
Such donations are a wonderful way to honour or remember a loved one by making a difference in a child’s life. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to know more.
With Payroll Giving, your company can deduct a certain amount every month from the employees’ payroll and give it to a charity of the employees’ choice. They can also choose to match these contributions, as a part of a Matching Gift program, thus doubling the overall impact.
Just contact your HR department to set up your payroll giving in favour of CRY UK and check if your company is open to match your donation. Request them to list CRY UK as a charity within their payroll giving database and send us an email at email@example.com to let us know of your contribution.
Celebrate your special day by contributing to a good cause! All you have to do is register on Just Giving, create your fundraising page for the occasion you want to celebrate in favour of CRY UK and share it with your family and friends, encouraging them to donate as a gift to you
Shopping can be your superpower! Register for Amazon Smiles, select CRY UK as your charity of choice and for every eligible purchase you make, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to CRY UK.
In order to achieve sustainable impact, we pool all the donations we receive and allocate them to the projects and programs we support instead of individual children. This helps us ensure that there is no differentiation between the children and that your money is able to create long-term change for all children.
We believe that children are entitled to their privacy as well and we take their need for anonymity very seriously. However, while the names of children are withheld, we encourage you to visit our projects so that you can experience the impact your donation is being able to create!
Yes, our full-time employees are given regular salaries – we believe that this is important to attract the professional talent we need to manage our activities effectively. However, it is important to note that CRY salaries are very modest in comparison with commercial corporate organisations.
CRY takes utmost care to process your donations as per the instructions given by you. Donations once made cannot be refunded by us since they’re immediately put to work for children in need
(Charities Act 2011).
However, in case technical issues that may have occurred at your end while donating online, like a double debit or incorrect amount entered, we will process the refund if you bring the problem to our attention within 48 hours of making the donation by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will respond with a few questions with a request for your responses as without those, we would not be able to initiate the refund process.
We will respond to refund requests within 7 days, provided all the correct details are shared. All donation refunds would only be made in the name of the person who has made the donation
“The impact that CRY is creating in the lives of underprivileged children has continued to reaffirm my faith in what they’re trying to do and achieve. I’m proud of this organization that has moved mountains for India’s children!”
Mrs. Perviz Noshir Damania
“I have been donating to CRY since so long! The problem before CRY is Himalayan and my contribution to CRY is like a drop in the ocean. But I am happy that I’m able to do something towards building our nation.”
Mr. V.C. Verma
“CRY helps identify children’s issues and encourages individuals to partner for the cause. That’s what makes their model sustainable. I am sure that CRY will go a long way in mitigating the hurdles faced by underprivileged children.”
Mr. Neelakantan Sekar
“My search for trusted Indian NGOs brought me to CRY. What CRY does to ensure every child’s right to nutritious food, education, health and protection from exploitation is truly commendable. I’m sure that CRY will continue its good work and that one day, we will see our nation truly upholding children’s rights!”
Ms. Veena Thimmaya
“I have great trust that CRY’s initiatives will bring about a change in children’s lives and this is what makes me donate to them. It has been a great pleasure to be associated with CRY over several years and I hope to continue well into the future in as big a way as possible.”
Ms. Kalpana S Raj
“I feel so blessed to be associated with a great NGO like CRY. It has done pioneering work to uplift underprivileged children in the areas of education, malnutrition, health and safety. I am glad to have been a small part of their work.”
Mr. Anant Thyagaraj
“CRY, to me, signifies an excellent way to give back to our society and our country. It represents trust and competence in dealing with children’s rights. I believe that there are very few organisations in India which match CRY’s calibre and that’s the reason for my continued association with CRY for over a decade now.”
Mr. Sandeep Sahney
“I feel that it’s my duty to help unfortunate children who are not getting their basic rights. I feel CRY is doing their best to help these underprivileged children. I’m sure all my donations will bring lasting change for the bright future of these children.”
Mr. Prabhakar Marathe
“I admire CRY’s innovative idea of reaching out to more underprivileged children by partnering with and empowering local NGOs across India. CRY gives me hope for India’s future.”
Mr. R Chhapwala
“CRY is so much like the wee defenseless children that they champion. The organization is most at ease when helping underprivileged children, they are happy when they succeed and uncomfortable with the limelight. I contribute to CRY to ensure that this noble work continues!”
“CRY inspires our society to listen and respond to the needs of underprivileged children. I’m proud to be a CRY donor and helping them change the world; one child at a time.”
Ms. Nilmoni Mitra
“Children are our future, our charge and treasure, They need our protection and care in full measure, To help them grow healthy, aware and educated, And win a place in the world is a privilege and a pleasure”
Mr. Rajul Sogani