MUST READ BEFORE STARTING YOUR APPLICATION PROCESS
(a) Please apply only if you are registered as a non-profit (society, trust or Section 8 company) or a for-profit social enterprise (company or LLP). Applications from individuals are outside the scope of this process.
(a) Scaling / Extension / Replication of activities running for at least 1 year.
(b) Although the Grant will consider supporting interventions across all development sectors, it will prioritize the following:
– Water & Sanitation
– College Street Ecosystem – for interventions in sectors not included above, it must benefit target populations directly or indirectly by creating or improving the environment that supports improvements in the lives of the target population within 1 km radius of Presidency University.
(c) The project location MUST be at or near Kolkata, allowing for daily commute to project site. For example, many areas of Sundarbans fall in that category but some areas do not.
Applications will be assessed on following key elements of the intervention:
– Social Impact
– Project Plan
– Project Cost
The Association may invest in one or several projects at different stages of development OR not invest at all if none of the applications satisfy the evaluation standard of the Association, or for any other reason. The decision of the Association will be final in this regard. The Association may fund the grants entirely from its resources or partner with any other entity.
(a) Grant amount: Rs. 25,000 – Rs. 500,000 depending on project stage, merit and needs. Grantee will receive the grant amount in installments on achieving milestones of progress.
(b) Support period: The winning project(s) may be supported over a period of maximum 3 years, with necessary adjustments suiting specific project demand.
(c) Networking Opportunity: Access to Presidency Global Alumni Network.
*The outcome of this first round of evaluation of your application will be shared by December 15, 2022.
Name of Organisation:
Type of organization (only registered entities in India):
Deputy Head (name and designation)
Date of incorporation:
Annual budget of your organisation:
Source of funds
Main funding partners/ donors:
Describe the problem your organization will address with this grant
Describe the specific approach your organization will take to solve the problem described above. Please include specific details of the activities your organization undertakes to help us understand what your work looks like
Tell us about the people in the community you work with. How will the lives of the people in the community improve because of this work?
How would you describe your organisations’ key achievements till now?
What is your strategy for the next 3 to 5 years?
What is your operational plan for the next 12 months? How would you measure your progress?
An estimate of the budget of the project proposed under this grant (Please note that the upper ceiling of this grant is 500,000 INR to be awarded to one applicant or divided amongst multiple applicants, at the sole discretion of donor. If your project budget exceeds this amount, please mention what would be your additional funding source/sources).
Any additional information you would like to send to us?
1. Proof of registration in India
2. CVs of two core members of the organisation with decision making capacity
3. Any other document that you feel may strengthen your application