Deadline: 2 July 2021
HCL Grant awards the winning NGOs with a grant of ₹ 5 Crore for a 3–5-year project. The HCL Grant rewards the other finalists too, who are doing great work in their own right. So, the 2 other finalists in each category receive a grant of ₹ 25 lakhs for a year-long project which is mutually agreed with HCL Foundation after the final Jury meet.
Apart from the prize money, HCL Grant also annually releases a compendium which features not just the winners, but also the work of other 30 shortlisted NGOs, 10 from each category. This is a step towards acknowledging the valuable contribution of NGOs and re-establishing the value of strong governance in civil society and providing international visibility to Indian NGOs doing pathbreaking work in the rural development sector.
The application portal for HCL Grant for this year is live now. Through this portal, NGOs looking to apply for this year’s Grant can fill the online application form, which includes organizational profile and project abstract along with some mandatory documents.
Started in 2015, the HCL Grant is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment by HCL, through HCL Foundation, the CSR arm of HCL Technologies, to strengthen and empower NGOs, engage with them, as well as recognize them for their path-breaking work. HCL Foundation has now announced edition VII of HCL Grant.
- HCL Grant is applicable for NGOs working in the field of Education, Health and Environment with experience of implementing projects in rural India.
- Organizations with innovative, replicable, and sustainable models, that can make significant contribution towards rural development in the categories of Education, Healthcare and Environment are eligible for the grant.
About HCL Grant
HCL Grant, an initiative by HCL Foundation, the philanthropic arm of HCL Technologies is a step towards recognition of the ‘The Fifth Estate’ contributing towards Nation Building. Started in 2015, it is a commitment by HCL to strengthen transformation in the areas of Education, Health and Environment, by reaching out to marginalized, isolated and underdeveloped rural communities, and achieve sustainable socio-economic development. A unique aspect of the HCL Grant is that the organizations are recognized not only based on the ‘idea’, but also for their power to transform ideas into implementable projects and thereby transform Indian villages in a sustainable way.
For more information, visit https://www.hclfoundation.org/hcl-grant