08
Sep
DFID-India’s Poorest Areas Civil Society Programme (PACS)
08.09.2013 01:36

Name of ODA agency/Ministry

 

DFID

 

Name of grant programme

 

India’s Poorest Areas Civil Society Programme (PACS)

 

Background

The purpose of the PACS programme is to build capacities of CSOs in the poorest districts of India to facilitate marginalised communities in realising their entitlements. The PACS programme concentrates on the 100 poorest districts with the lowest social, economic and political indicators across the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Maharashtra. Since 2001, PACS has supported networks of CSOs aiming to increase the capacity of poor people to demand and use political, economic, and social and human rights instruments and services to improve their lives.

 

Types of grant

 

The grants provide full funding for Civil Society Projects.

 

Grant size

 

The estimated annual budget for projects can range between INR 1,000,000 (Rs.10 Lakhs) and INR 4,000,000 (INR 40 Lakhs). The scale of the funding will depend upon the scale of the project and the outcomes envisaged.

 

Own Contribution

 

The Programme covers up to 100% of the total project cost.

 

Funding Priorities

 

• Strengthen demand for improved delivery of services

• Make service providers more responsive and accountable

• Address the different forms of barriers and discrimination socially excluded groups face in claiming

services and benefits.

 

The programme’s main thematic priorities are:

 

• Livelihood Rights

• Right to basic services on education, health and Nutrition

 

The Fund covers the following geographic areas: Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh.

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

Only CSOs who are registered under FCRA and under Section 12AA of Income Tax Act can apply for support under PACS.

 

Guidelines

 

Detailed guidelines along with Concept Note Format are available and can be downloaded from the announcement section of the website www.pacsindia.org .

 

Project Duration

 

The duration of the projects should not be less than one year and can be for maximum up to four years.

 

Deadline

Application deadlines are published with each call for proposal.

 

Application Forms

 

Detailed guidelines along with Concept Note Format are available and can be downloaded from the announcement section of the website www.pacsindia.org .

 

Application and Procedures

 

The process of getting support from PACS programme involves the following stages:

 

1. Submission of concept note within timeline as announced in the call for concept notes in prescribed format and according to concept note guidelines as available on www.pacsindia.org

2. Screening of concept notes, followed by evaluation, and approval of concept notes by the Regional Project Selection Committee.

3. Pre-funding appraisal of CSOs/CSO networks whose concept notes have been approved by the Regional Project Selection Committee.

4. On successful completion of prefunding appraisal, CSOs will be invited to submit detailed project proposal.

5. Screening and approval of submitted Project Proposals by the Project Screening Committee.

6. Award of contract to CSOs whose project proposals are finally approved by DEA, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

Language

 

English or Hindi

 

Tips

Look out for the announcement of future calls on the PACS website www.pacsindia.org

 

Contact

 

Phone

 

+91 11 24372660,24372699

 

Email

 

info@pacsindia.org  / query@pacsindia.org

 

Address

PACS National Operations Office

CISRS House

14, Jangpura B

Mathura Road

New Delhi - 110014

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