The Kapporet Trust is a small UK charity, founded over 25 years ago and registered with the Charity Commission. The primary aim of the trust is to relieve poverty and promote education. We do this by becoming directly involved in supporting a small number of projects targeted at the poorest and most disadvantaged children in society, particularly in India.
We don't just send funds to those in need of our help. We visit the projects, get to know the project leaders and check to ensure that our contributions are used effectively and efficiently. We seek to become full partners in project development, involved in all aspects of implementation, overcoming challenges and celebrating success with those we support. The project leaders and the children in their care consider themselves part of our extended family. This high level of personal involvement has been the key factor in all we have achieved in recent years.
The Kapporet Trust is a very small and focused charitable trust with an average annual income of around £15,000. The Trust is managed on a day-to-day basis by the Director and Chairman of the Trustees and the Director of Operations. The seven trustees meet on a regular basis to review the Trust's activities, monitor project performance and identify and approve new project initiatives.
The Trust operates very simply in financial terms, receiving donations from individuals and organisations and donating in turn to the charitable purposes specified in our Memorandum of Association. All donations to the Trust are recorded in the Trust's annual accounts , which are copied to all trustees. All donations from the Trust for charitable purposes are approved by at least two trustees. No reserves are retained for any other purpose than to ensure adequate cash flow to meet annual commitments and donations. All administrative and overhead costs are financed directly by the trustees, to ensure that every penny donated reaches the project for which it is intended.
The Trust's annual accounts are prepared by Darrington & Co Ltd (71 High Street, Great Barford, Bedford MK44 3LF) and submitted annually to the Charity Commission.