The Lord Rana Foundation
The Lord Rana Foundation Charitable Trust UK (charity registration: RCT XR15072) was established to promote charitable and peace-making initiatives in Northern Ireland and across the world. Funded by Lord Rana and Andras House ltd, the Foundation has developed a major educational project to support disadvantaged children in Punjab, India and supports a range of local charities in NI.
In 1997 the Foundation commenced its work in the educational field when it funded the refurbishment of a high school in Hebowal and establishment the first of a range of educational facilioties at Sanghol, near Chandigarh, Punjab. The Sanghol project has expanded steadily through additional projects and continuing investment and growth to its become what is now a 25-acre campus with several institutions offering education and training from nursery level to postgraduate studies.
Cordia Group of Education Institutes- Sanghol, Punjab-India
Hebowal Government School (India)
From 1998-2000, the Trust funded the refurbishment and extension of a high school in the village of Hebowal, District Hoshiarpur – Punjab (India). As a result of this financial support, the school was upgraded to a higher secondary school.
Community Development -Sanghol Village, India
The Trust has set up community development projects such as the introduction of computer courses for women, as well as courses in Art and Crafts. These will provide the skills needed for people to find employment and perhaps start their own small businesses.
Eachantivu Vipulanda Hindu School & Muslim Girls School, Kinniya-Sri Lanka
(Relief in Disaster Struck Areas)
The Trust works towards providing relief and aid in disaster struck areas. In 2004 when a major Tsunami struck on the coasts of Sri Lanka and Southern India, the Trust provided emergency shelter and later on built 2 schools to facilitate education of poor children living in Tsunami affected area of Sri Lanka.
Peace Initiatives in Northern Ireland and India
The Trust is funding an Institute for Conflict Studies & Resolution Practice which is located in the Punjab, India, and Northern Ireland, UK, in association with the Cordia Educational Campus of Punjabi University, and the Institute for Conflict Research (INCORE), at the School of Criminology, Politics, & Social Policy, Ulster University.
Health Screening Camps, Sanghol Village, India
Cordia Sports Academy, Sanghol, India.
Preserving Heritage Sites (India)
Cordia Southall Football Club
The Lord Rana Foundation Charitable Trust (charity registration: RCT XR15072) was originally established to promote charitable and peace-making initiatives in Northern Ireland. In 1997 the trust shifted its focus to India, funding the refurbishment of a high school, and establishing educational facilities at Sanghol, near Chandigarh, Punjab. The Cordia Southall Football Academy is the latest initiative which works towards sports development in the Punjab State of India. The project has collaboration with the Government of Punjab and Ministry of Sport.
There is tremendous sports talent in Punjab. The academy aims at identification of football playing talent among the children, both boys and girls in the region and train them to become junior and senior level international football players. The international level grounds, coaches, and facilities are being created to be provided to the budding players to sharpen their talents. Both Southall Football Club and Cordia Institutes have jointly ventured into collaboration with a commitment to invent and mobilize resources to train children to become professional football players.
Mr. Tommy Taylor, an international football player and Coach, UK, Mr. Sanjeev Sharma, Director, Southall Football Club, UK, and other sports supporters have joined hands to promote football in Punjab.
Special Olympics Ireland
Special Olympics Ireland is first and foremost a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability, but it provides athletes with more than the physical benefits of sport.
Action Cancer NI
Action Cancer is Northern Irelands leading, local cancer charity. Their mission is to save lives and support local people through cancer awareness, prevention, detection and support.
Simon Community NI
Simon Community is Northern Irelands leading homeless charity. They work without prejudice to support people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Action Mental Health NI
Founded 1963 Action Mental Health (AMH) works to enhance the quality of life and the employability of people with mental health needs or learning disability in Northern Ireland
PIPS Charity delivers Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Support Services, Counselling and Therapies across Belfast and throughout Northern Ireland. PIPS have been delivering suicide prevention training since 2008 and have now trained thousands of ordinary people in how to save someone from suicide.
Action MS Northern Ireland
Action MS is a local charity that was founded in 1976 to support people providing practical support to people with MS and those who care for them. The charities aim is to provide support to the MS community in Northern Ireland, raise awareness of the condition and to promote equal opportunities for those with MS.