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DS Social Innovation Grant

About The Grant

Climate change, Population, Pollution, Corruption are problems that plague many parts of the planet. Traditional approaches have been tried and most have been unsuccessful. We need innovative, out of the box thinking - a new approach to address these problems.

DS Social Innovation Project Grants is a corporate social responsibility initiative of DS Group to encourage and support different innovative ideas/ interventions to address these challenges. A new approach means doing experiments and seeing what works.

DS Social Innovation Project Grant is conceptualized to support such experimental projects. We solicit dreamers and innovators to submit concepts that they believe can change the world. For e.g. you have an idea to remove social prejudice and need funds to try a social experiment. Or you need funds to develop a prototype of a device that can make water potable or help sustain water or reduce crop damage due to stray/wild animals. If we find your idea interesting - we will fund it for a year and if your impact is good, we will give additional funding to scale it up. The grant is open for Indian registered NON-Profit organization andindividual (Teams) with well design intervention plan to address present social and environmental problems.

Eligibility Criteria

a. For Indian Registered Organizations

The NON-Profit organization should have proven track record in the delivery of quality services in specific fields, good implementation history, a capacity of personnel to manage the project on prescribed schedules and targets.

1. Available total Grant for any organization will be up to 20 Lakh

2. The project duration should be between 6 to 24 months

3. Organization should have valid Income Tax registration under 12A and 80G.

b. For Individual or Team of Individuals

With the aim of encouraging young Indians (above 18 years) to respond innovatively and independently to issues which affect society and planet, DS Group is accepting application from eligible with following conditions:

1. The project must be a designed with defined objectives, strategies, activities and outcomes, not just a concept or idea

2. Available Annual Grant for any organization will be up to 10 Lakh

3. The project duration should be between 6 to 12 months

4. If selected, the individual(s) will get an option to partner with Dharampal Satyapal Foundation - which will help make their ideas into reality.

Preferred Thematic Areas and Locations

a. Preferred Thematic Areas for the Grant are:

1. Environment

2. Livelihood

3. Education

4. Any other specific solution that can impact positively on the communities in defined geographical areas

b. Preference will be given to Projects that can be implemented in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh

Application deadline - 31st January 2020

Terms and Conditions

a. The grants will awarded considering the CSR rules of the companies act and other prevailing laws

b. Based on submitted synopsis, CSR department will coordinate with shortlisted applicants for detailed proposal

c. Cash payments for direct budgetary support to an organization is allowed

d. Payment for ongoing projects will not be supported under the grant

e. Organization of seminars, meetings and conferences are not allowed, except where it can be demonstrated that the organization of such a meeting is critical to achieving the larger objectives of this grant

f. We do not provide sponsorship to attend conferences, workshops, training programs in India or abroad

g. Large scale construction, high capital costs or purchase of vehicle will not be accepted under the grant

h. All the rights of this grant will remain with Dharampal Satyapal Limited.