It costs around £32,000 a year (£2,700 per month) to support the work of IRDT in Mettupalayam and the surrounding villages.

If you would like to help us financially, please either click the donate now button (*see comment below*), or if you would like to set up a direct debit payment please email our treasurer Chris and enclose a completed copy of our standing order form to [email protected]

Here are some examples of what your money buys each month:

Head teacher salary £82
Form teacher salary £70
Cook £60
Cleaner £50
Doctor £78
Nurse £33
School meals £225 (about £10 per day for 75 children)

FOM funds these running costs through donations paid by direct debit, one-off donations and a wide variety of fundraising activities. In the past these have included open gardens, craft stalls, ceilidhs, curry and quiz nights, sponsored walks cycles and swims. Just about anything is possible.

If you have any great money-spinning ideas, we would love to hear them.

Every penny raised goes to the project with any costs being absorbed by trustees.

*The link to our donations website will be available soon.


View and Download the standing order form


We are more than happy to come and talk about the project to any schools, clubs or societies.


Please contact us if you would like to organise something.