Welcome To Vanik Council (UK) Website


We aim to provide regular updates to the Vanik community via this website and the Vanik Voice newsletter to keep you informed of our latest events and the voluntary services offered.


Our Vision: 


To support, connect and provide a service to benefit the Vanik Community

Vanik Council was setup in 1978, as The National Council of Vanik Associations (NCVA) in the form of an umbrella organisation for the Vanik community in the UK. It is operated by the representatives of the affiliate organisations.


Aims and Objectives:

  • To advance the Jain and Vaishnav faiths

  • To advance the arts, culture, and heritage of the Vanik community

  • To relieve sickness and financial hardship, promote and preserve good health and advance education within the Vanik community.


Our services include:

  • Vanik Directory Creation (printed and on-line)

  • promotion of health including organ donation (Health Seminars)

  • Spiritual care of the sick (Chaplaincy)

  • support to bereaved families (Jain Funeral Rites)

  • matrimonial services (Matrimonial register management and Speed Dating events)

  • dissemination of information of interest to the community

                                                                                                                      Last updated on 2 August 2021