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, save and submit. (Refer to instructions on the top of the page of project abstract form)
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 for Financial Year 2018-19
- Audited financials for Financial Year 2019-20
- Audited financials for Financial Year 2020-21
- PAN Card
- 80G Certificate
- 80G Renewal Application / Provisional Certificate
- 12A Certificate
- 12A Renewal Application / Provisional Certificate
- CSR Form 1
- Declaration Form (format attached)
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 organization 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 organization (as prescribed under Section 135 of The Companies Act, 2013, the CSR Rules 2014, and its amendments).
The organization must have registered u/s 80G of The Income-tax, 1961. (including organizations who have successfully submitted application for renewal of 80G certificate, subject to further scrutiny).
Working experience in rural areas
The organization must have the below-mentioned functional existence (as per their registration certificate) in India on or before 31st March 2022:
- If applying under Education, Health and Environment category – minimum 5 years or above
Not blacklisted by government
The organization must be in full compliance with applicable regulatory rules and must have valid documents for registration, audited financial reports, etc. Further, the organization must have valid and timely submissions for requisite statutory and regulatory compliances (wherever applicable). These shall cover (but not limited to) 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.
Register With Income Tax
The organization must have registered u/s 12A of The Income-tax, 1961. (including organizations who have successfully submitted application for renewal of 12A certificate, subject to further scrutiny.)
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
The organization must have registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs as CSR Implementing Agency through Form No. CSR-1. (including organizations who have successfully submitted application, subject to further scrutiny)
The organization must have the below mentioned average expenditure (as per income & expenditure account) for the last three financial years viz. 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21:
- If applying under Education and Health category – minimum ₹ 1 Crores or above
- If applying under Environment category – minimum ₹ 0.50 Crores or above
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.