Gift a child
a life of 

At just Rs 600/- per month.

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I want to pledge to sponsor a child
I want to support for one time

(Minimum Rs. 1000/-)


*Contribution to ActionAid Association are exempted from tax under section 80G of Income Tax Act 1961.



Children were extended support in 2014, in 25 states and 1 union territory that ActionAid India works in


Children who were forced to drop out were brought back to school and mechanisms established to monitor their progress. We supported 7176 children to get scholarships from government for further studies.


Children suffering from severe malnutrition were supported and linked to nutritional and child-care centres run by the government


Adolescent girls were rescued from instances of child-marriage and were supported to pursue education.



with details of the child you are linked to.


an annual update from the community that the child belongs to.


a bi-annual message from the child to you.


an email update of various initiatives of ActionAid India.

*Only available to those who have chosen the sponsorship model


Every Diwali, we spend thousands of rupees on sweets that would be thrown away or gifts that are probably are passed on. So this year we decided to do something different. We decided to sponsor a child for each of our friends. Each child will be sponsored in a friend’s name, who then will hopefully continue to be associated with this program. A tough search through various NGOs, we chanced upon ActionAid India and the wonderful work they do and the constant involvement that is encouraged between donors and the projects. We know for sure this Diwali will be much brighter.


Wishing ActionAid a lot more smiles!






ActionAid India has been working with poor and marginalised people in India since 1972. We work in 25 states and one Union Territory reaching out to over 8 million people every year, those of whom belong to the most marginalised and excluded groups.

We partner with local NGOs, community based organizations and people's movements to collectively address poverty, inequality and injustice.

Our focus is on the rights of India’s most marginalised communities: Dalit and indigenous people, rural and urban poor, women, children and minorities. These groups face an acute lack of access to and control over resources, services, and institutions and our efforts are to equip them with knowledge about their rights and develop capacities in them to demand their constitutional rights.

We pay special attention to those in vulnerable situations such as people living with chronic hunger, disability, migrant and bonded workers, children who are out of school, city-dwellers without a home, and people whose land or livelihood is under threat.

We also work with women, men, girls and boys who have been trafficked, displaced, or hit by natural and human-made disasters.

ActionAid supports a wide range of long term and short term initiatives in 25 states and 1 union territory of India – which aim to improve the lives and living conditions of marginalised communities such as Dalits, Adivasis, Rural and Urban poor, Women, Children and members of minority communities. In the process, we work closely with several grassroots organisations and community based organisations – who lead the work on the ground. 78% of the donations we receive are used up in implementation of these initiatives on the ground. 16% of the conations we raise are spent to strengthen the support systems at various levels that help us in executing these initiatives. 6% of the funds we raise are used up in activities that help us to mobilise resources that can guarantee a long term support to such initiatives.

  • What is child sponsorship?

Child sponsorship is about sponsoring a child and supporting her/him and the community of poor and deprived people to claim their rights.


  • How would you be making a difference?

Your contribution not only helps your sponsored child, but also the entire community in which s/he lives. As the result of your support the children and their communities will gain access to their rights. For Example right to  dignity, right to  food, right to  shelter, right to education etc


  • How much should you contribute?


A minimum of Rs. 600 per child, per month. This means you will be contributing Rs. 7200/- per year, or Rs. 21600/- for three years, to make a difference in the lives of not only your sponsored child but also the people in the community. You can also be a multi sponsor, by sponsoring more than one child.


  • How does your contribution get utilized?


  • Your contribution is used to help the children and the communities in their day to day struggle for a world free of poverty. It also enables the community and social organisations, and ActionAid, to lobby government to implement wider changes in education, shelter, health, employment and governance. ActionAid believes that the communities we work with have the best solutions to overcome their own problems.
  • A small part of your contribution also goes towards administering the costs of the child sponsorship programme.


  • What can you expect as a sponsor?

As a sponsor you can expect a minimum of two personal messages from your sponsored child every year as well as a photo of your child once in two years. You will also get two reports which will talk about our work in the community and how your money has been spent.


  • Would you be able to write to your sponsored child?

Yes, of course your sponsored child will be happy to hear from you.


  • Would a visit to your sponsored child be possible?

The ActionAid team will always be willing to help arrange a visit for you, although we are unable to help with the travel costs.


  • Can I send a gift to my sponsored child?

Yes, of course. However, in order to ensure that we do not discriminate between a sponsored child and a non-sponsored child, you are encouraged to give gifts of money. You can also send gifts in kind like colouring materials, sports equipment, etc. which can be used by many children.


  • Are there other ways in which I can provide support?

Yes, you can be a campaigner, a fundraiser and if you wish, you can leave a legacy in the name of ActionAid.


  • How long does the sponsorship go on?

We encourage you to sponsor a child at least for 3 years. You would be happy to know that many of our sponsors have shared our journey since 1972, when child sponsorship started in India.     


Only Indian nationals are eligible for tax exemption as this benefit is valid only in India. Contributions to ActionAid Association are exempted from Tax under section 80G of Income Tax Act 1961.

We provide several options for you to contribute:


  • Credit Cards/ Debit Cards: Currently you can use our online donation web page to make payment through credit cards.
  • By Cheque: Please download and fill up the check donation form and send us the check with the designated amount in favour of ActionAid Association and send it to the address below.
  • If you are looking at sponsoring through cheque download our sponsorship form and post it to us.
  • If you want to give a monthly standing instruction to your bank download the ECS form

ActionAid Association follows international industry standards and best practices in order to secure your data and protect your privacy:

  • We do not capture or store your credit card or payment options details. After entering your contact details you will be redirected to the website of the payment gateway provider where the payment details will be captured.
  • The data transiting over internet is encrypted. We use SSL (Standard Sockets Layer) technology for data encryption. Our SSL certificate is signed by an internationally trusted authentication agency.
  • We make every reasonable effort to prevent any loss, misuse, disclosure or modification of personal information, as well as any unauthorized access to personal information.

ActionAid Association is registered in India under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 with its registered office at New Delhi. Registration number S-56828 on the 5th of October 2006