In 1959, as a result of the brutal occupation of Tibet by Peoples Republic of China, more than 80,000 Tibetans fled into exile along with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The influx of refugees continues even today. Currently, the Tibetan exile population is over 140,000, of which about 100,000 are based in India. Under the leadership of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration, Tibetans have forged new democratic institutions and built settlements where Tibet's religious and cultural traditions are kept alive and Tibetans are sustained as a people until our goal of returning to Tibet is achieved.
Since its inception, the Tibet House Trust has work closely with the various Departments of Central Tibetan Administration on a number of projects for health, educational, cultural, economic and community development needs of the refugee community. Funding for the Trust projects are raised from individual donations, NGOs, European Commission, Comic Relief and Big Lottery Fund etc. The Tibet House Trust will continue to focus its efforts on strengthening the exile community, for it is here that Tibetan culture and national identity are being sustained.
To fulfil our aims according to the aspirations of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Government-in-Exile and the Tibetan community.
The Trust works to endow tibetans in exile with the knowledge and skills they need to build lives in foreign environments in preparation for the time when they can return to their homeland.
The Tibet House Trust is the UK registered Charity and every pound that you donate is used effectively where it is most needed.
- A Message From The Chairman
Dear Friends & Supporters,
Tibet House Trust is the UK registered charity. The trust aims to reflect the aspirations of the Tibetan community. It upholds and promotes the developmental policies of the Central Tibetan Administration which based on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s principles of truth, non-violence and genuine democracy.
The Trust has been able to accomplish a lot towards fulfilling its aims and objectives Since its inception in 1994, the Trust has a high degree of success in rehabilitating refugees and maintaining Tibet’s unique culture and identity. Through the reception centres, monasteries, nunneries, hospitals, schools, training workshops, and cultural education programmes.
The Trust gets its funding from individual donors, sponsorship and major funding organizations for specific projects. It has good record on project accountability and has many examples of repeat funding from the same organisations.