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Stand-Up India Scheme for financing SC/ST and/or Women Entrepreneurs

Posted by kaushik on May 26, 2018 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)


The objective of the Stand-Up India scheme is to facilitate bank loans between  10 lakh and  1 Crore to at least one Scheduled Caste (SC) or Scheduled Tribe (ST) borrower and at least one woman borrower per bank branch for setting up a Greenfield enterprise. This enterprise may be in manufacturing, services or the trading sector. In case of non-individual enterprises at least 51% of the shareholding and controlling stake should be held b...

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9th Spirit of Humanity Awards: Inviting Charitable Organizations from India

Posted by kaushik on May 3, 2018 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Nominations are open for 9th Spirit of Humanity Awards that is an excellent platform for charitable organizations to showcase their work and receive recognition and feedback from CSR professionals, industry leaders and other esteemed jury members.

Over the years, Spirit of Humanity has expanded its scope to become a national-level platform for collaboration, capacity building, rewards and recognition within the social sector in India. Thought leaders from corporate, governme...

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The Asian Community Trust (ACT) Call for Proposal on Education and Youth Development

Posted by kaushik on November 20, 2017 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Asian Community Trust (ACT) aims to build a "Bridge of Mutual Help and Resource Sharing" in civil societies across Asia. To pursue this aim, ACT assists projects developed by local people's groups, NGOs and other civil society organizations with the purpose of improving people's quality of life in their own communities and sharing their successes with others.

For the fiscal year 2018, ACT is calling for concept papers for projects in Asia* concerned with the formal / in...

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Water for Women Fund - DFAT Request for Proposals

Posted by kaushik on September 4, 2017 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Deadline: 6 October 2017

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is currently inviting proposals from eligible Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to implement gender and socially inclusive Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in South Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific through the Water for Women Fund.

The Fund is a flagship program in Australia’s engagement in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). The Fund draws on lessons from...

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Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) - Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Posted by kaushik on August 8, 2017 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Sustainable Water Fund programme (FDW) is a Public-Private Partnership facility that aims to contribute to water safety and water security in developing countries.

The FDW programme is divided into two phases: the development phase and the implementation phase. The development phase begins with a call for ideas. This is an invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to (potential) PPPs to submit, by means of this concept note, ideas for projects that cont...

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Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB) ??? Schemes of Assistance to Indian NGOs

Posted by kaushik on May 29, 2017 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Developing a healthy partnership with Voluntary Organisations for the welfare, development and empowerment of women in our society has been one of the primary objectives of the Central Social Welfare Board since its inception in 1953. The schemes of the Board are for the most part implemented by Vos. The Board has developed networking with more than 8,000 VO's across. Activities of the Board also involve networking with various state level organizations through the State Social Welfare Board ...

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Grant for Community Support by Coca Cola Foundation

Posted by kaushik on May 2, 2017 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Coca-Cola Company, its global philanthropic arm, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and its regional foundations strive daily to be responsive to the citizenship priorities in the global communities where they live and work.


At The Coca-Cola Company, they recognize that they cannot have a healthy and growing business unless the communities they serve are healthy and sustainable. As a global beverage company, they have committed themselves to improving the quality of ...

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The Nippon Foundation - Grants Opportunity

Posted by kaushik on April 3, 2017 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (2)

The Nippon Foundation is an independent, non-profit, grant-making organization founded in 1962.

Under the category of overseas cooperative assistance, we especially respect cross-border, transnational activities; local and regional undertakings that may fall outside the reach of the public sector or other donor agencies; and initiatives to tackle pressing issues and long-range or persistent problems that require prompt and systemized care.

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Partnership Opportunity with Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY)

Posted by kaushik on March 16, 2017 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (3)

DDU-GKY is uniquely placed in the skill training eco-system of the country. As part of the Ministry of Rural Development, it caters to the largest youth stream in the country, the 55 million strong rural poor youth between the ages of 15 and 35.



The big advantage in partnering with DDU-GKY is a transparent application, selection and appraisal process. All the forms and documentation are online. PRN and Project Proposal. The online software not only ...

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National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) ??? Training Partnership Opportunity

Posted by kaushik on February 4, 2017 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (6)

In line with the objective of the National Policy on IT 2012 to make one person in every household in the country e-literate, a scheme for IT Mass Literacy (now renamed as National Digital Literacy Mission/ Digital Saksharta Abhiyan) has been approved. Making one person in every family digitally literate is one of the integral components of the Prime Minister vision of “Digital India”. The objective is to impart basic ICT skills relevant to the need of the trainees, which would en...

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Opening of New Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra (PMJAK)

Posted by kaushik on December 17, 2016 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The branded (Generic) medicines are sold at significantly higher prices than their un-branded generic equivalents, though are identical in the therapeutic value. Given the widespread poverty across the country, making available reasonably priced quality generic medicines in the market would benefit everyone. With this objective, the Pharma Advisory Forum in its meeting held on 23rd April, 2008, decided to launch the Jan Aushadhi Campaign - starting with the sale of generic medicines through d...

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UNWG Charity Programme for Children

Posted by kaushik on December 7, 2016 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Each year the UNWG financially supports many children’s charities in Austria and the developing world.


This project-based programme is organised for the sole purpose of benefitting children in need.


The UNWG charity programme assists abused children, those having restricted access to education, children with serious health problems, children having no access to clean drinking water, victims of calamity or catastrophe, orphans, children with speci...

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Lost Childhood Fund

Posted by kaushik on October 17, 2016 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (2)

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is seeking applicants for its Lost Childhoods Fund.

The fund focuses on homeless children and teens who are vulnerable to many forms of exploitation, trafficking, drugs and crime.



Local Indian NGOs with Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration are eligible to apply.

To start an application and to know more about the opportunity visit:

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2016 OPEC Fund for International Development

Posted by kaushik on September 24, 2016 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is inviting Applications from the international, national, regional and non-governmental organizations, supporting initiatives in following areas:



• Agriculture

• Education,

• Energy

• Health

• Water and Sanitation



OFID’s grant program includes technical assistance for small-scale social schemes, sponsorship for resea...

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3ie - New Thematic Grant Window - Promoting Latrine Use in Rural India

Posted by kaushik on September 19, 2016 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (2)

3ie, in collaboration with the Research Institute for Compassionate Economics, requests research or evaluation organisations or consortia to submit qualifications for a preparation grant, under 3ie’s new Promoting Latrine Use in Rural India Thematic Window.


This new grant window will support the design and implementation of rapid impact evaluations of interventions aimed at increasing latrine use in rural India. It will support studies that apply insights ...

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Road Safety Grants Programme: Call for Proposals - Round 10

Posted by kaushik on July 4, 2016 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Global Road Safety Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of the Call for Proposals for Round 10 of the Road Safety Grants Programme.

Initiated in early 2012 with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Road Safety Grants Programme supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact, evidence-based road safety interventions designed to strengthen road safety policies and their implementation. New to Round 10, in addition to civil society organizations,...

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Request for Proposal: Skill development for disadvantaged young people - HSBC Skills for Life

Posted by kaushik on January 6, 2016 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (10)

Swades Foundation has partnered with HSBC India and is inviting proposals from NGOs/ CSOs under the HSBC Skills for Life programme for skills training projects that have specific emphasis on empowering young people from disadvantaged communities.


HSBC Skills for Life is a five year INR 100 crore commitment by HSBC India that will focus on employment and entrepreneurship-linked skill development of disadvantaged young people, up skilling of teachers and educators, and women&...

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4 Forthcoming Funding Opportunities

Posted by kaushik on July 24, 2015 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)


Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)

Is accepting grant applications

To create an AIDS free future for everybody in this world

Deadline: September 12, 2015


Global Fund for Women

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Revised Guidelines 2014 - Scheme STEP (Support to Training & Employment Programme for women)

Posted by kaushik on April 10, 2015 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

MWCD through its STEP Programme has been contributing in a small way to address occupational aspirations of poor women who do not have the opportunity of formal skill training.


The STEP Programme a 100% Central Sector Scheme is under implementations since 1986- 87. Training is provided to poor and marginalized women in traditional trades which are largely in the informal sector. The Programme of STEP advocates the objective of extending training for up-gradation of skills ...

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - New Grand Challenges: Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development

Posted by kaushik on November 1, 2014 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (2)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is launching a new Grand challenge: Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development.


This challenge focuses on new measurement tools and new combinations of approaches to ensure all children thrive – that they not only survive, but also have the chance to live healthy productive lives.


The ultimate goal of this challenge is to determine what packag...

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