About The Kusuma Trust
The Kusuma Trust Gibraltar was founded in 2007 by Dr Soma Pujari and her husband Anurag Dikshit to organise the family's ad hoc charitable giving.
Kusuma Trust Gibraltar was the first of the funding trusts established and initially funded all Kusuma projects apart from the personal donations. This now focuses solely on funding the activities in Gibraltar. Kusuma Trust Gibraltar is a registered charity in Gibraltar [Registration Number: 196] and is as such subject to the control of the Gibraltar Charities Commission. Our objective is that activities chosen here will support the community and reflect local requirements.
Meanwhile Kusuma Trust UK was recently set up as this makes an efficient base for international charity projects. Our aim is that all funding of projects for India and non- Gibraltar projects will be administered from UK which will become Kusuma's seat for strategic thinking and the centre of the organisation. .
The trust places importance on continuous evaluation of its projects. It is supported by a group of knowledgeable advisors who have helped us every step on the way by asking the right questions.
For more information on the non-Gibraltar work: www.kusumatrust.org
We invite local charities to join us at our charity training fair on the 26th & 27th May 2012. The Kusuma Trust are keen for local charities to be supported and so have initiated and funded a charity training fair in conjunction with the Directory of Social Change. Last year Five experts in their given fields including one trainer who was also a TEDx speaker, supplied a days worth of workshops covering topics such as 'Evaluation and Monitoring' 'Influence and Communication' and 'Business and Strategic Planning '. We hope this years event are even more successful.
To promote excellence in Gibraltar the Kusuma Trust has set up the Kusuma Excellence Scholarship, aimed primarily at certain sciences, mathematics, medicine and business related subjects to be studied at top universities, the scheme has been extended to include a Fine/Performing Arts award and a Sports award. Among this years benefactors was Jordan Picardo, a sixteen year old dancer who was awarded a Fine/Performing Arts Scholarship to help with costs for his tuition at the English National Ballet.