Donate to our work

Single or Regular Donation

By giving a single or regular donation to SOTE, you allow us to offer support to the communities we work with in Tamil Nadu. Whether it is increasing access to healthcare, supporting adolescent girls, educating mothers on nutrition or advocating local government, you can be guaranteed that your donation is going a long way.

Child Sponsorship  

By supporting a child for a minimum payment of £15 per month. This money will cover the development of a child from primary school age onwards and provide help to his or her family members and the wider village community. Our partner organisations professionally trained social workers work closely with the schools, families and community leaders to ensure that all round progress is made.

As a SOTE child sponsor you will receive a welcome letter with a photo of your child and their story so far. You will receive an annual photo and twice a year you will be sent handwritten messages with drawings from your sponsored child connecting you to their life. Along with this, we will send you an update from our partners in India about the work they are doing in the wider community. We would love for you to write back, to build on your supportive relationship and will ensure that your letters are received by your sponsored child.  
If you have any questions about our scheme,  please ask us at
If you are interested in sponsoring a child you can do so here

Monthly Tree Planting Donation

Our tree planting work focuses on environmental preservation, health, food security and income generation. We are working with our partner to distribute fruit and forest seedlings to women’s groups and marginalised farmers to tackle food insecurity and limited income opportunities. Along with this, we are going to be promoting the use of herbal plants for medicinal purposes.

If you are interested in giving a monthly tree planting donation or a one off donation then you can do so here

Monthly Village Donation

Our partner works closely with local village councils in creating five-year plans in consultation with communities to utilise funding made available from the Tamil Nadu government. However, the funding made available will not cover all the work that is needed and that is where your support is needed. By supporting a village, you can contribute towards communities receiving their basic needs such as drinking water, electricity, roads, sanitation and infrastructure. 

If you are interested in sponsoring a village, then you can do so here

If you have any questions about any of our schemes then please do contact us and we will be happy to tell you more.

Donate offline

If you want to make an offline donation then please send a cheque payable to Salt of the Earth, 101 Scraptoft Lane, Leicester, LE5 2FE. Your support is much appreciated.