In 2006 he was the chair of the British Edutrust Foundation, the organisation planning to sponsor Rhodesway School. He stepped down from the post in March 2009.
In October 2010, "Bhatia has lived in a £1.5m family home in Hampton, southwest London, for 20 years, but from 2007 claimed his primary residence was a two-bedroom flat in Reigate, Surrey. Bhatia faces an eight month suspension and has already repaid £27,446." 
"s an Ismaili Muslim, Lord Bhatia has been involved in a wide range of initiatives focused on ethnic minorities. He is on the Board of the Queens Awards for Enterprise Advisory Committee, the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, St. Christopher Hospice, Project Fullemploy, Overseas Students Hostels, Water Aid Project and many more. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1977 and was amongst the 15 peers appointed from 3000 nominations to the House of Lords in 2001."
- President's Council, United Religions Initiative
- Chairman, Ethnic Minority Foundation (January 1999 – Present)
- Former Chairman and managing director, Forbes Campbell International
- Winner of the 2003 Beacon Fellowship Prize (Beacon Fellowship Charitable Trust )
Resources and articles
- Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations, National Lottery Charities Board and Oxfam
- guardian Three peers to be suspended from Lords over expenses claims, organizational web page, accessed May 25, 2013.
- United Religions Initiative Presidents Council, organizational web page, accessed June 10, 2013.