Who Can Apply?
The Grant is applicable for NGOs working in the field of Education, Health and Environment with experience of implementing projects in rural India. We encourage organisations from all over India to apply with innovative, replicable and sustainable models, which can make significant contribution towards rural development.
How to Apply
Applicants fulfilling defined eligibility criteria are required to fill the online application form which includes Organisational Profile and Project Abstract along with some mandatory documents.
Register your organisation by filling in the following details – your name, your organisation’s name, a unique username, a valid email address, address including state and city, valid mobile number, relevant thematic areas in which your organisation is working and a password on HCL Grant website. To register, click here.
Log in, using the user name and password received on the registered e-mail id. To log in, click here.
Fill the Organisational Profile, review, save and submit. The Organisational Profile cannot be edited after submission. Please make sure to save your page every time before you leave the website.
Fill the Project Abstract, review and save.(Refer to instructions on the top of the page).
Under the ‘Documents’ tab, download Declaration Form by clicking on ‘Format Attached’, fill it by hand and upload it.
Mandatory Documents to be uploaded to complete the application
- Registration certificate
- Audited financials of last 3 years (FY 16-17, 17-18 and 18-19)
- 12A certificate
- 80G certificate
- PAN Card
- Declaration form
Review and submit the form.
You will receive an e-mail acknowledging the submission of your application on the registered e-mail ID.
Not for profit entity
The organisation must be a registered not for profit entity in India i.e. either a Society or a Trust or a Section 8 (previously Section 25) company or any other organisation (if allowed to receive CSR funding by a relevant government body in line with Section 135 of The Companies Act, 2013).
The organisation must have registered u/s 80G of The Income-tax, 1961.
The organisation must have the below mentioned average expenditure (as per income & expenditure account) for the last three financial years viz. 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19:
- If applying under Education and Health category – minimum ₹ 1 Crores or above
- If applying under Environment category – minimum ₹ 0.50 Crores or above
Register With Income Tax
The organisation must have registered u/s 12AA of The Income-tax, 1961.
Working experience in rural areas
The organisation must have the below-mentioned functional existence (as per their registration certificate) in India on or before 31st March 2020:
- If applying under Education and Health category – minimum 10 years or above
- If applying under Environment category – minimum 5 years or above
Not blacklisted by government
The organisation must be in full compliance with applicable regulatory rules and must have valid documents for registration, audited financial reports, etc. The organisation must have valid and timely submissions (wherever applicable) for - income tax, employee provident fund, professional tax, minimum wages, employee state insurance, goods and service tax, and FCRA and/or other relevant regulation depending on the nature of funding/donations it receives.
If at any point in time, during the entire evaluation process, any organisation is noted to have furnished false or wrong information, the organisation will get disqualified from HCL Grant.