• United Kingdom

United Kingdom


CHAIR: Nathalie Piranian
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 54160
London, W5 9DU
United Kingdom  
EMAIL: londonchapter@agbu.org
WEBSITE: http://www.agbu.org.uk


Established in 1910, AGBU London is a branch of the global Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU). With an annual budget of £100,000, AGBU London actively supports the educational, cultural and social life of the UK Armenian community and promotes Armenian culture and heritage within the UK. It provides grants to the Saturday and Sunday Armenian Community schools, grants to undergraduate and postgraduate UK and non-UK students of Armenian descent studying at UK universities, and sponsors and organises public lectures, conferences, concerts and exhibitions. It also supports communities in the poor regions of Armenia and Karabakh with humanitarian aid to institutions for families and to schools of deprived or disabled children. In 2003 AGBU London embarked on a project to rebuild Pareshen village to give hope and future to the displaced and war torn communities of the border villages of Karabakh. AGBU London also organises numerous social events for the members of the UK community and actively provides opportunities for young people to network.