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Name of ODA agency/Ministry

 

Sir Ratan Tata Trust

 

Name of grant programme

 

Health Programme

 

Background

 

The Sir Ratan Tata Trust was founded in 1919. From its inception in 1919 until the mid-1990s, The Sir Ratan Tata Trust mainly provided funding to initiatives in Bombay. However, since the mid-90s the trust has expanded its geographical scope substantially and is now funding initiatives all over India.

 

The Health Programme aims to address gaps in the Indian health system, and to contribute to an overall improvement to the country’s health care delivery services.

 

Types of grant

 

Co-financing

 

Grant size

Determined on a case-by-case basis, previous health projects have received grants ranging between INR 7 million and INR 13 million.

 

Own Contribution

 

The grant covers 80 - 90% of the project costs.

 

Funding Priorities

 

The Funding Priorities for this programme are:

 

Ø  Reproductive Health Care

Ø  Infectious diseases

Ø  Non-communicable diseases

Ø  Disabilities

Ø  Human resource strengthening in the health system

Ø  Environment

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

Eligible applicants are registered Non-GovernmentalOrganisations in India who can work in a strategic partnership with the fund.

 

Guidelines

 

The strategic plan for the Health Portfolio of Sir Ratan Tata Trust in India can be downloaded from the website at http://www.srtt.org/institutional_grants/health/strategy_paper.htm

 

Project Duration

 

The project duration is determined on a case-by-case basis. However, most projects funded have had an implementation period of three years.

 

Deadline

 

Applications can be sent in at any time of the year.

 

Application Forms

 

There are no application forms; applications in all formats are accepted.

 

Application and Procedures

 

To apply for funding from the Ratan Tata Trust, an organisation must simply write an application with expected activities, outcomes and required budget and send it in by mail to the Trust’s Head Office (see address below).

 

Language

 

English

 

Tips

As the Trust does not provide applicants with any guidelines or application forms, make sure to read the Trust’s strategic plan for health and model your project outcomes according to this. To ensure that you have included all information necessary in your application, it is advisable to contact the Trust and ask them for guidance.

 

Contact

 

Official name

 

Sir Ratan Tata Trust

 

Phone

 

+91 22 6665 8282

 

Email

 

srtt@tata.com

 

Website

 

www.srtt.org

 

Address

Sir Ratan Tata Trust

Bombay House

24, Homi Mody Street

Mumbai 400 001, India

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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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Name of ODA agency/Ministry

 

Sir Dorabji Tata Trust

 

Name of grant programme

 

Small Grants facility

 

Background

The Sir Dorabji Tata Trust was founded in 1932 by Sir Dorabji Tata for the purpose of encouraging  learning and research in the country, for providing relief during crises and calamities, and for carrying out charitable activities. The Sir Dorabji Tata Trust has a group of allied trusts that are regarded as a single charitable institution.

 

The Sir Dorabji Tata Trust has the Small Grants facility in the health sector for the purpose of research and knowledge for promoting low-cost health delivery and health financing and studies on non-communicable diseases. It also focuses on integration of the physically and mentally challenged in mainstream society. It also tackles issues of gender-based violence.

 

Types of Grant

 

Co-financing grants

 

Grant Size

 

Determined on a case-by-case basis

 

Own Contribution

 

The grant covers 80 – 90% of the project cost.

 

Funding Priorities

 

Ø  Community health with a focus on child and maternal health and child nutrition.

Ø  Treatment and care of the physically and mentally challenged and their integration into society.

Ø  Integration of the Indian systems of medicine.

Ø  Improved health-infrastructure in rural areas.

Ø  Strengthening of community-based maternity centers.

Ø  Training of village health workers.

Ø  In areas of disability, the focus is on early intervention, community-based approaches to providing care and rehabilitation, skill development and employability of the disabled.

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

Eligible applicants are registered Non-Governmental Organisations in India who can work in a strategic partnership with the fund. The initiative must be in line with the strategic framework:

 

Ø  It should be of benefit to the target population long term.

Ø  There should be capacity building measures to ensure sustainability.

Ø  There should be a focus on rehabilitation and integration of the physically and mentally challenged

Ø  in mainstream society.

 

Guidelines

 

There is no prescribed format but the general guidelines can be downloaded from the website at

 http://www.dorabjitatatrust.org/about/proc_grant.aspx#ngovol

Project Duration

 

Three to five years

 

Deadline

 

There are no set deadlines.

 

Application Forms

 

There is no specific application format. However, applications should include:

 

Ø  A description of the proposed project with clearly articulated objectives, plans/programs or activities,

and mechanisms for impact assessment.

Ø  A profile of the project holder (qualifications, achievements, experience) and a brief background of

Ø  the core team.

Ø  Registration certificate of the organisation and Incometax Exemption Certificates.

Ø  The financial audited statements of the last three years and Annual Reports.

 

Application and Procedures

 

After receiving a project proposal, the Trust will asses it and makes any necessary recommendations to the project holder before approving the project. Follow the link for any updated

information: http://www.dorabjitatatrust.org/about/proc_grant.aspx

 

Language

 

English

 

Tips

Some information regarding disbursement of grants and partnerships with NGOs can be downloaded from the website at http://www.dorabjitatatrust.org/NGO_Grants/strategy_papers03.aspx

 

Contact

 

Official name

 

Sir Dorabji Tata Trust

 

Phone

 

+ 91 22 6665 8282

 

Email

 

sdtt@sdtatatrust.com

 

Website

 

www.dorabjitatatrust.org

 

Address

 

Sir Dorabji Tata Trust

Bombay House

24, Homi Mody Street

Mumbai 400 001, India

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