You can help to change street children’s lives

You can make an online donation by clicking the button opposite, you will be taken to the donate section of the HOPE Shop. Your kind donation will be allocated to the area of greatest need at the time of receipt. If you wish your funds to be assigned to a particular project, please get in touch with the office 021 429 2990 /

Once Off Donation

Your kind donation will be allocated to the area of greatest need at the time of receipt.

If you wish your funds to be assigned to a particular project, please leave a comment in the box provided, or get in touch with the office.

You can donate by clicking the button in the section above. If you wish to send a cheque, or pay by card over the phone, please get in touch:

Phone: + 353 021 429 2990 | Email:

Standing Order

To download the Donations Standing Order Form click here

You can choose the frequency as you wish.

Please print and return the completed form to:

The Hope Foundation, Silverdale Grove, Ballinlough, Cork.

Send a cheque

Post a cheque/draft/postal order to:

The Hope Foundation, Silverdale Grove, Ballinlough, Cork, Ireland.

Child Sponsorship

By sponsoring a child in HOPE’s care, you can making a lasting difference to the future of a child and their future families.

Through the Educational Sponsorship Programme we support children from pre-school right through to third level.

If you decide child sponsorship is right for you, then we will assign a particular child to you. We will update you on their progress through school and send you reports, letters and artwork from the child. Often sponsors may decide to send the child birthday or Christmas gifts.

Sponsorship costs only €21 per month, or €250 for a full year. That works out at just €4.80 a week.
Download and complete the form here CHILD SPONSORSHIP SO FORM

HOPE’s crèches and preparatory centres provide education, medical care and nutrition to prepare children for formal school.
Then, when each child has progressed to primary school, we provide books, uniforms, fees and after school coaching to ensure that each child stays in school to progress their learning. HOPE supports each child to complete their education.
Education is the key to making lasting change in the poorest communities. It’s the way to change social attitudes and enable children to grow into adults who are employable and who can go to provide for themselves and their families. We need your help to do this.

Special Project in Need

HOPE runs over 60 projects in Kolkata. From time to time we have specific projects which are in particular need of funding. This could be due to expansion, changes in assigned donors to that project or increased running costs.

If you would like to donate to the below highlighted project, please comment in the box provided or contact us directly to find out ways in which you could become the projects main or part sponsor.

Padraig Fitzgerald, Programmes Co-ordinator / 021 429 29 90

US Dollars

HOPE has recently been granted 501(c) Charity Status in the United States of America and now HOPE supporters have the option of donating to us in US Dollars.
To donate, simply lodge your donation to the HOPE US Dollar account with the details given below:

A/C Name: The Hope Foundation Ltd USD – Call Deposit Account
A/C Number: 17475144
Branch Sort Code: 930067
Swift Address: AIBKIE2D
IBAN: IE61AIBK93006717475144

Corporate Funding

HOPE would be delighted to hear from companies wishing to make donations to our foundation. We welcome once-off donations or longer term commitments such as project sponsorship which can be fully or partly funded by an organisation.

As we work in numerous fields (below) we are happy to tailor a proposal, taking the nature of your business and your CSR objectives into consideration.

We understand that employee engagement is becoming increasingly important for companies when making decisions about their choice of charity partner. HOPE can provide numerous options to meet this need.

Whilst our work is based in West Bengal India, we work closely with schools and universities in Ireland via our Schools Immersion Programme.

Areas of focus

  • Child Protection

  • Education

  • Healthcare and Nutrition

  • Livelihoods and Vocational Training

  • Awareness and Capacity Building

  • Emergency Response

Please get in touch today with our Communication Officer to discuss options

Email: | Tel: +353 87 3666937

Gift of HOPE

Give a gift that really matters to someone you care about.

Your gift can change how a child lives. Imagine the joy a child will have when they receive a new pair of shoes or schools books. By giving a Gift of HOPE you will be helping children in need, and families, in Kolkata (Calcutta) and nearby villages.

There are currently over 250,000 children in Kolkata (Calcutta) living rough on the streets or in slums. Children who have been born into a life of extreme poverty or trafficked into the city. Each day is a fight for survival, they live without proper homes, regular meals or care. Children deserve and have a right to safety, food and love. With your help, we are making a real difference and giving comfort and futures to those without.

Giving a Gift of HOPE is a wonderful way to reach out to these children and vulnerable families and make a positive difference to their lives, while at the same time giving a gift to a friend or loved one, one that will surely bring a smile to their face.

Click here to see visit the HOPE Shop and see our GIFT of HOPE options.

How to give more without spending a euro!

If you donate €250 or more, within one year, HOPE can benefit by claiming tax back on charitable donations.

This is applicable to all donors, regardless of their tax status (PAYE or Self-assessed), at a rate of 31%.

It’s a hugely underused facility, so please do take a moment to download the form below and return it to us, if you this is you.

Simply print and sign the Tax Relief Form and return by post to:
The Hope Foundation, Silverdale Grove, Ballinlough, Cork.