The Kusuma* Trust UK (The Trust) is an independent grant-making organisation and was set up in 2008. The Trust is registered with the Charity Commission and Companies House in the UK.
The Trust believes that every child and young person has the potential to transform and improve their life, and should have opportunities to grow and develop as active and productive citizens in their communities.
Our mission is to facilitate and increase access to education and other life opportunities for children and young people, with a focus on the most economically disadvantaged. The Trust enables children and young people to realise their potential and break the inter-generational cycle of poverty.
The Trust also supports innovation, new developments in higher education, training and advocacy, all of which have enormous potential to benefit society.
The Trust was set up in 2008 to implement the philanthropic aspirations of its founders, Dr Soma Pujari and her husband Anurag Dikshit, and is a registered charity and company within the UK. The Trust is headquartered in London and supervises the work of a small team based in India - the Kusuma Foundation - which is a registered non-profit company based in Delhi, that monitors the projects we fund, which are currently located in the four states of Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
The founders continue to donate personally to other projects through Kusuma Trust Gibraltar.
*Kusuma means a flower in Hindi and is the name of the mother of one of the Founders.