The inspiration, for the founder and Executive Director, Subash Chellaiah, for setting up TCfR came after 15 years of interfaith work including rebuilding and bringing communities together after a major disaster in India, trauma counselling, community and peacebuilding work in Asia, and interfaith work in England, Lincoln, with setting up the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy and interfaith events. Subash was one of the key organisers of the Lincoln Faith Festival in 2017, an opportunity to show the diversity of Lincoln – celebrate this and come together to work together for a better community. In 2019 Subash won the Rotary International Peace Award for is humanitarian work in India, setting up the Muti-Faith Chaplaincy and interfaith work in the UK. What is going on in the world locally, nationally and globally Subash’s heart prompted him to set up TCfR in Lincoln and across the county of Lincolnshire to work on bringing communities together, promoting unity and celebrating diversity.



TCfR was formed in August 2018 in Lincoln and was registered as a Not-for-Profit Limited company on 15th May 2019.



The Centre for Reconciliation had its official launch on the International Day of Peace, 21st September 2019, at the Isaac Newton Building at the University of Lincoln.


Barefoot walk

January 2020, Subash did a 70 mile barefoot walk from the southern tip of India to the Little Elephant School that he founded in 2012. After walking for 70 miles he completed the journey by motorbike. This was to raise money for the school and TCfR and to raise awareness about the needs for all to work together and the need for quality education for all.



When Covid restrictions were lifted in England in the summer of 2021 TCfR started to hold events and activities to bring people together. A summer and autumn of sport and wellbeing in partnership with Sports England and Active Lincolnshire. Since restrictions have lifted, a new normality has returned and TCfR has held regular in person and virtual events. Sports Festival Summer and Autumn November Chat Cafe Launched