Finance Score: -4
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 0
  • Spending falling: -1
  • Volatile income: -3
  • No PartB
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • No supporters identified
Overall GiG Score: -1 ?



We focus our activities on working with Baale Mane a charity operating in Bangalore, India. Baale Mane works to empower disadvantaged girls by providing a home, education and holistic development to girls from rural communities surrounding the city of Bangalore,India.
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  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • A PartB annual return has not been required and so detailed financial information is not available from the online data
  • Spending has fallen significantly over the last 5 years relative to the previous period
  • Income has been volatile recently
Comment by the Charity:
    In 2017/8 we commenced fundraising for a new building on the campus at Baale Mane. This explains the volatility in the income seen in these years. Charitable donations to Baale Mane were significantly higher in the following year as designated funding for the construction project was paid to Baale Mane as each phase of the project was completed.

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
Cost £k
Funds £k
Funds £k
Staff Volun-

Highest pay bracket: less than £60,000
Established: 17 years


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What it does
We focus our activities on working with Baale Mane Trust, a charity operating in Bangalore, India. Baale Mane works to empower disadvantaged girls by providing a home, education and holistic development to girls from rural communities surrounding the city of Bangalore, India.
Listed activities
  • Accommodation/Housing
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
GiG Classification
  • International education & child welfare
How it operates
  • Makes Grants to Organisations
Where it operates
  • India,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People

Who's supporting them? ?

We have no records of donations from grant makers.

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees:
Chris co-founded The Friends of Baale Mane in 2007. He is a partner in Leaders’ Quest, director of a number of companies and was formerly a partner in Ernst & Young where his roles included Managing Partner of the South of England and European head for the technology sector.
Co-founder of The Friends of Baale Mane, Matt is the President of Switched On Global Limited, a UK company specialising in facilitating diverse parties to collaborate on complex business situations. Originally from Melbourne Australia, Matt has lived in London since 1997 where amongst other roles, he spent 13 years as a director of Nowhere Group.
With his brother Sunil, Balraj runs Park Garage Group, one of the UK’s largest independent forecourt retailers. Born in India, and a UK resident since childhood, Balraj has been a passionate supporter since first visiting Baale in 2010.
Mark was formerly a senior partner specialising in commercial real estate in a City of London solicitors’ practice. He became a Trustee following his first visit to the Baale in 2010 when his daughter was working there as External Relations Manager.
Paula worked in the reinsurance industry for more than 35 years in various roles including Operations, Finance and Compliance in the UK & in Switzerland. She was also Managing Director of Swiss Re, Bangalore in India for a number of years. It was during this period that she first met and engaged with Baale Mane. Paula is a regular visitor to....more
  • PHILIPP LUKAS LOTTER Appointed: 2023 Occupation: Managing Director, Head of Global Ratings and Research at Moody’s investor services
Philipp is Managing Director, Head of Global Ratings and Research at Moody’s investor services. Philipp became a trustee in 2015, having been a supporter for a number of years, inspired by the vision to improve the lives of the girls in our care. He visits Baale every year .
A founder trustee, Sandeep is Chief Operating and Financial Officer of the Barbican Centre and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has held a variety of non-executive roles for many years and is involved in a number of corporate, creative and charitable organisations, including a trusteeship of the London Transport Museum, and the charity Help....more
Vicky is Head of Partnerships and Philanthrophy at UK Youth. She began her career with a two year contract working as External Relations Manager at Baale Mane. Her experience of life at Baale and extensive experience in the sector since working at Baale bring a fresh perspective to the trustees.
Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 30/07/2007, number: 1120353
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
16 returns made; all on time
Main office

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To advance education, relieve poverty, preserve and protect the good health of girls and young women living in India.To provide or assist in the provision of facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation or other leisure time occupation of girls and young women living in India who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances with the object of improving their conditions in life.

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Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales

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