Tribal Health Initiative has been supported for many years by a large group of individuals who believe in the work we do. These like minded people in different locations have come together to form the ‘Friends of Sittilingi’  groups who support us financially as well as donate their time, skills and expertise.

Friends of Sittilingi – USA

Friends in the US can make online donations through our partner Tribal India Health Foundation (THIF). Donors from the US are eligible for tax exemption under 501(c). A receipt for tax exemption purposes will be sent to the donor after the receipt of donation from THIF.

THI has permission under FCRA (Foreign Contributions Regulation Act 1976) to accept foreign currency. You may make your donations online by clicking the link below (will be active soon)

Friends of Sittilingi – United Kingdom

Friends of Sittilingi is a registered charity in the United Kingdom  (Charity No. 1113879).

For those in the United Kingdom , you can transfer directly to FOS-UK. Bank details are >> The Friends of Sittilingi; account number 85519685,at  NatWest , 79 Baxtergate, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1BJ, sort code 55 – 81 – 14.

If you are a U.K. taxpayer and complete this form, you will enable ‘The Friends of Sittilingi’ to reclaim the tax you have paid on a gift or series of gifts. Currently this is 25p for each £1 that you give

For  more details please contact

Dr. Nicholas Bateson,   Treasurer,   The Friends of Sittilingi

16 Lowdale Lane, Sleights, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5BU

Telephone number: 01947 – 810438. Email : [email protected]

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Friends of Sittilingi – India

Cheques/DD or direct bank transfers may be made in the name of ‘Tribal Health Initiative’, payable at State Bank of India, Kotapatti branch (Bank code: 6244) 0r ICICI Bank, Salem (A/c: 611901076914 – ISFC No: ICIC0006119). All banks are in Tamil Nadu, India.

For direct transfer in Indian Currency

TRIBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE;  acc nmbr 11689302723; State Bank of India; IFScode SBIN0006244

For direct transfers in Foreign Currency – please use the Paypal link

Please send us an email – [email protected] – as soon as you make a contribution. All contributions will benefit exemptions under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act (1961) of the Government of India

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