NCHT UK Aims & Objectives

NCHT UK Aims & Objectives

The NCHT UK also act as a resource centre and is one of the main consultative & advisory bodies on all matters relating to the British Hindu community, culture and religion and regularly interacts with the following Government and Statutory Departments:

Home Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Education Authorities, Commission on Integration & Cohesion, Dept for Communities & Local Government (DCLG), Dept for International Development (DFID), Dept for Trade & Industry (DTI), Equalities & Human Rights Commission (EHRC), Greater London Authority (GLA), Dept for Works & Pensions (DWP), DEFRA, Food Standards Agency (FSA), Metropolitan/West Midlands Police, Interfaith Network UK, The Faith Communities Forum, RE Council for England & Wales, SACRE, Hindu Christian Forum, Council of Dharmic Faiths UK, Tony Blair Faith Foundation, Hindu Faith Bodies Steering Group, National Association of the Chaplains to the Police (NACP), Multi-Faith Group for Healthcare Chaplaincy,Schools, Colleges, Universities, Local Multi Faith Forums and Councils.

NCHT UK also advises and consults on matters relating to interfaith dialogue, community consultations and capacity building in Temples, and advises and challenges legislation and policies that may affect the Hindu Community in the UK.



The main aims and objectives of NCHT UK are:

  • To act as an Umbrella organisation to Hindu Temples, Faith Organisations & Groups across the UK;
  • To support andassist with Capacity Building within Hindu Temples, Faith Organisations & Groups;
  • To support Hindu Temple’s applications to be added to the Home Office Borders and Immigration Agency’s Register of Sponsors in order to approve individual Priests’ visa applications to work in Hindu Places of Worship in the UK;
  • To assist Hindu Temples in their search to find appropriate and registeredHindu Priests to work intheir Temples;
  • To recommend and provide contact details of Hindu Priests to conduct weddings, religious functions and ceremonies;
  • To provide advice and informationto Government Departments, Local Councils, Public Bodies and Education Authorities;
  • To arrange Temple visits for Schools, Colleges, Universities and other Organisations;
  • To work with other faith groups for mutual appreciation of each others religion, interfaith dialogueand community cohesion;
  • To promote the advancement, achievements, consensus, cooperation and unity of Hindus in the UK;
  • To establish a position for the Hindu community within UK that is fair and based on Human Rights.


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