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VRI has received grants from the following organisations for its work in rural India:
The Indian Government
National Lottery Community Fund
Rotary International
Save the Children Fund
The European Union
  • VRI has been established for over 30 years. It was formed in May 1981 as IVCS (Indian Volunteers for Community Service) to encourage young people from the West to experience rural India. The following year it was registered as a charity with the Charities Commission of the UK (registered charity no. 285872).
  • VRI has raised funds to support small self-help projects in India, with the intention of contributing towards sustainable human development. In particular, VRI supports a rural development project in the village of Amarpurkashi in Uttar Pradesh, northern India.
  • VRI is run voluntarily by people of all ages and backgrounds, many of whom have spent time at a rural development project in India.
  • VRI is non-political and non-religious.
  • The charity's governing document (describing the VRI charitable objects, and how the charity is run), is the VRI Constitution

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