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Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna by Technical Institutions

Posted by BHARTI on May 31, 2016 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (44)

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna by Technical Institutions

The Make in India /Digital India/Startup India and similar other projects of Gov of India require a large number youth with Engineering Skills ,a entire Nation is looking for 109 million skilled persons by 2022.

The Council requests all eligible Engineering Colleges and Polytechnic approved by AICTE to contribute in Skill India Initiative by utilizing their existing infra to offer skill training program to interested youth during the off college hours

The council has launched Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna for Technical Institutes to support selected institutes for offering such training to at least 100 unemployed youth per year in Engineering Skills bases on the job roles as per National Occupational Standards prescribed by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship under NSQF

The eligible institutions may submit their online application on AICTE Portal.

The final selection will be made by National Steering Committee on basis of recommendation of State Level Committee


NGO Empanelment at TISS- National CSR Hub

Posted by BHARTI on March 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (3)

TISS is a world leader in devising and advising intervention strategies in Social Development sector. In recognition of TISS’s expertise in Social and Human development field within and outside the country, the Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Heavy Industries, Government Of India has designated TISS as the Hub for facilitating Central Public Sector Enterprises to define/ deliver welfare and development to Indian people for Inclusive Growth. As a government funded research oriented teaching university, the TISS CSR Hub will provide high quality independent service to PSE's. TISS is not an interested party, but has agreed to take up this work to enable inclusive growth.


The core objective of the CSR Hub would be to enable PSE’s to define, design and implement holistic CSR initiatives that are integral to its organisations’ vision, mission, values and goals. In this endeavour TISS, the Ministry and the PSE's have a role in defining the next Generation CSR for the business sector as a whole at a national and global level for both the public and private sector.



Completion of minimum of 3 years from date of registration


Registered under any of the following only:


The Societies Registration Act, 1860


Registered with the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950


Indian Trusts Act, 1882


Section 25 of Companies Act, 1956




Applicants are requested to note that the empanelment is a time consuming process. The Empanelment Committee undertakes an exhaustive, detailed and multi-layered scrutiny and we request your patience in this regard.


The empanelment process aims to provide CPSEs with a list of reliable and credible organisations as partners for CSR activities. The empanelment process is designed to serve the requirements of CPSEs. The National Corporate Social Responsibility (NCSR) Hub shall empanel those organisations that are people-centric, have experience and expertise in a specific field and have a planned approach to developmental activities with a specific focus on the welfare and rights of the vulnerable groups in society.


Please note that applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis. Those applications that are fully complete with all relevant documents attached, are processed first.


At the National CSR Hub, the processing of applications is done in a fair manner selecting older applications and those that are complete applications. The National CSR Hub is committed to ensuring speedy, intensive and just scrutiny of applications for empanelment.


Only completed application forms shall be processed for scrutiny by the Empanelment Committee.


Communication is initiated with applicants only during scrutiny of applications or whenever the Empanelment Committee thinks appropriate. All applicants shall be informed of the Committee’s decision after scrutiny. Meanwhile, the Empanelment Team shall revert in case of requirement of additional details or documents or during processing your application.


Non mention of an organization on the list of empanelled agencies does not imply rejection/disqualification/de-listing from the Hub. It simply implies that a particular application is still under scrutiny. All applicants shall be notified as and when the Empanelment Committee thinks it appropriate.


The status of empanelment, whether accepted, rejected or withheld, will be communicated to all applicants. The list of empanelled organizations shall be shared with CPSEs that have signed MoU with the National CSR Hub.


Applicants are requested not to follow up on applications. The National CSR Hub shall NOT entertain queries of status of empanelment and/or with regard to explaining reasons for non-empanelment. The empanelment team shall revert after a list of empanelled agencies is formally announced by the Committee.


The Empanelment Committee shall accept and scrutinize only those forms that are fully completed and have attached all the specified financial documents.


Applicants are requested to send all documents together, at one time.


The decision of the Empanelment Committee shall be final and binding. All forms will be thoroughly scrutinized by the Empanelment Committee (including a financial team) in consonance with the criteria formulated, which shall be in sync with the larger objectives and goals of NCSR Hub, Tata Institute of Social Sciences and as per the guidelines laid down by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE).


Failure to meet criteria of empanelment, furnishing of incomplete application form, furnishing of false information shall lead to disqualification.


Any partner agency found to have engaged in irregularities of any form shall be de-listed by NCSR Hub. Also, inconsistencies of partner agencies with the larger vision of NCSR Hub may amount to disqualification.


Documents should be sent ONLY THROUGH REGISTERED POST to:












MUMBAI- 400088


Please note that follow up on empanelment status is strictly discouraged at the Hub. The Empanelment Team shall revert during scrutiny of applications or at any other period as and when deemed relevant.


NFI Workshop in New Delhi on 30th August 2014

Posted by BHARTI on July 25, 2014 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (59)

5th NFI Fundraising Strategy Workshop


New Delhi


30th August 2014


Hotel Iris park, A1/23-24, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi- 29

NGO FUNDS INDIA-(, one of the largest development support network of NGOs, Donors and CSR is organizing a one day “NGO FUNDRAISING STRATEGY WORKSHOP” in New Delhi on 30th August 2014.

For More details call us at – 09958154404.

For previous workshops details / participants feedback, visit NFI Blog.

This will be a participatory workshop in which technical/ fundraising experts will guide the participants on practical aspects of Fundraising. It is a unique opportunity as it is the only event on fundraising of this magnitude. The resource persons would involve leading fundraising experts, including representatives from funding agencies, foundations and corporates involved in social initiatives, as well as National level NGO leaders.

This one -day workshop will enable you to enhance your skills in fundraising, build crucial networks and engage in a unique cross-cultural learning exchange. A meticulously designed comprehensive programme and thorough sessions will equip you with the critical skills and practical knowledge to take your learning forward within and outside your organisation.

“NFI WORKSHOP” is an excellent opportunity for Fundraising & Communications Professionals; Representatives of NGOs, Foundations & CSR; Chief functionaries of Non-profits; Volunteers & Friends of NGOs and all those who desire to gain skills to raise funds!!

Schedule and Topics to be covered

10.00 a.m- 2.00 p.m

Challenges and Opportunities for NGOs in Fundraising•

Major Funders/Donors in India” with their guidelines and contacts.•

Understanding CSR -Concept, New Bill, Future ahead•

Interaction with Experts on Fundraising and Communication


2- 3 pm -Lunch Break

3pm-6 pm

Project proposal Writing- Practical sessions, Samples and case studies

Tips on Social Media Marketing and Fundraising

Interaction with Experts on Fundraising and Communication

One to one discussion with each participant for making their fundraising action plan for future


Ms. Lata -Worked with Save the Children, WHH, Wildllife fund and NGOs

Mr. Chatopadhyay- Former Deputy Director- FCRA Division at Home Ministry

Mr. Ravi Kumar- Worked with MIT- USA, German Ministry projects and several Indian NGOs

Ms. Chetna- Fundraising and communication specialist at SOS

Mr. Rajan - Charted Accountant cum lawyer, Delhi

Ms. Bharti - Worked with Unicef, Red Cross and CSR

and few more still to join.................

Workshop Details

a. Venue:  Hotel Iris park, A1/23-24, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi- 29. Mobile- 09958154404

b. Timing: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on 30th August 2014

c. No of Seats- 20 Participants only (First come first serve)(Preference to NFI members)

d. Fees: Rs. 2500 (For NFI members) and Rs. 5000 (for Non-members). Fees be deposited in advance (Includes Lunch and tea and study materials) (Limited Discounts available for very small NGOs on request; Students/Group discounts are also available) (Accomodation will be arranged on request basis)

e. Training Kit- It will consist of a master CD with updated list of Funding agencies and CSR with their guidelines, 10 sample Government and FCRA-foreign funds .

f. NFI Membership- Participants attending the workshop get 30% discount on NFI membership for future connectivity.

List of Participants/NGOs in previous Workshops


Mr. Parimal Das, Udayan Care, Kolkata, West Bengal

Ms. Sulabha Chakravarty, Friends of Tiger project, Nagpur, Maharstra

Mrs. Vaishali Gawande, Akola, Maharstra

Mr. Arun Kumar Mohanty, Niswartha, nayagrah, Odisha

Mr. P. Rameshbabu, Social work organisation, West Godawari, Andhra

Mr. Manoj Jangde, Janvikas parishad, Bilaspur, Chattisgarh

Mr. Praveen Kumar, Vignan, nayagarh, Odisha

Mr. Santosh Das, Nivedita Foundation, Jhanjigir

Mr. Kiran Kumar, Vignan Society, Rayagagada, Odisha

Mr. Krishna jha, Search and research Santhan, Bishrampur, Chattisgarh

Mr. Anant Prakash-Gramodaya Seva Mission- Etah, Uttar Pradesh;

Mr. Laishram leingnakapa-Sparks Blind- Guwahati,

Mr. Sanjeev Mishra- Zindagi Tujhe Salam- Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Mr. Gaurav malviya- Aarvi Foundation-Bhuvneshwar, Odisha

Mr. Santosh Meher- Aarvi Foundation-Bhuvneshwar, Odisha

Mr. Rabindra- AArvi Foundation-Bhuvneshwar, Odisha

Mr. Tapas chatterji- Mitan Seva Samiti- Bhilai, Chattisgarh;

Mr. Asha Vaidya- Mitan Seva Samiti- Bhilai, Chattisgarh

Mr. Avinash Mishra- Adarsh vidya Mandir, hardoi, Uttar Pradesh

Dr, SK Sarapreet, Mission All Soul- New Delhi;

Mr. Kamal Ahmed, Kesharwani Siksha Samiti, Bahampur, Chattisgarh

Mr. Raj kumar Jha, Adarsh vikalp, Bihar

Mr.Ashok Pratap Singh- Mahila Samiti, Chattarpur, Madhya Pradesh

Mr. Chittaranjan Hota, Mass Society, Odisha

Dr. Minakshi Gangopadhyay- Maya Charity, Kolkata, West Bengal

Ms. Pamela dey, Maya Charity, Kolkata, west bengal

Mr. Binay Kumar, Chetna Awareness, Ratu raod, ranchi, jharkhand

Mr. Samuel Marandi, Adiwasi Welfare and Develeopment Trust, Dumka, Jharkhand,

Mr. Shahid naseem, Share, Jharkhand,

Mr. Mansoor Bhakt, Society for Human Assistance, Pathal kudwa, Jharkhand

Mr. Nilanghshu gain, Swarnivar, West bengal

Mr. G. L . Saha, TAMAS Sacity, Kalighat, Kolkata

Mr. Anirudha behra, New Age Society, Odisha

Mr. Bijaya Suna, Help a Child of India- HACI- India, Varanasi

Mr. Rajkumar John, Student and Social Activist, Patna, Bihar

Mr. Pritam Kumar, Seva Society, Ranchi, Jharkhand

Mr. Rama Krishna, Seva Society, Ranchi , Jharkhand

Mr. Rajendra Prasad, Consultant at Unicef project

Mr. Rajesh Kumar, Manav Kalyan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Mr. Agarwal, Begal Industry Association, West Bengal;

and the list growing.........


NFI Kolkata Workshop Feedback by participant from Udayan care- Kolkata(Mr. Das)

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NFI Fundraising Strategy Workshop in Kolkata

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NFI Fundraising Strategy Workshop

in Kolkata -West Bengal

Venue- Seva Kendra, 52B, Radhanath Chowdhury Road, Kolkata- 15


1st February 2014

NGO FUNDS INDIA-(, one of the largest development support network of NGOs, Donors and CSR is organizing a one day “STATE LEVEL FUNDRAISING STRATEGY WORKSHOP FOR NGOs” in Kolkata on 1st February 2014.


For More details call us at – 09958154404.

For previous workshops details/participants feedback, visit NFI Blog.

This will be a participatory workshop in which technical/ fundraising experts will guide the participants on practical aspects of Fundraising. It is a unique opportunity for organizations in Uttar Pradesh to benefit from as it is the only event on fundraising of this magnitude. The resource persons would involve leading fundraising experts, including representatives from funding agencies, foundations and corporates involved in social initiatives, as well as State level NGO leaders.


This one -day workshop will enable you to enhance your skills in fundraising, build crucial networks and engage in a unique cross-cultural learning exchange. A meticulously designed comprehensive programme and thorough sessions will equip you with the critical skills and practical knowledge to take your learning forward within and outside your organisation.


“NFI  WORKSHOP” is an excellent opportunity for Fundraising & Communications Professionals; Representatives of NGOs, Foundations & CSR;Chief functionaries of Non-profits; Volunteers & Friends of NGOs and all those who desire to gain skills to raise funds!!


 Schedule and Topics to be covered

From 10 a.m- 2 p.m

· Challenges and Opportunities for NGOs in Fundraising·        

Communication strategy for Fund raising; Major Funders/Donors inIndia” with their guidelines and contacts.·        Basics of a Good project Proposals- Some samples and case studies    

2- 3 pm -Lunch Break

3pm-6 pm

Tips on Social Media Marketing and Fundraising

Understanding CSR -Concept, New Bill, Future ahead·        

One to one discussion with each participant for making their fundraising action plan for future


Workshop Details

a. Venue: Seva Kendra, 52B, Radhanath Chowdhury Road, Kolkata- 15, Mobile- 09958154404

b. Timing: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on 1st February 2014

c. No of Seats- 15 Participants only(First come first serve)

d. Fees: Rs. 2500/- (For NFI members) to be deposited in advance(Includes Lunch and tea) (Limited Discounts available for small NGOs on request; Students/Group discounts are also available)

e. Training Kit- It will consist of a master CD with updated list of Funding agencies and CSR with their guidelines, 10 sample Government and FCRA-foreign funds .  


Jharkhand State Livelihoods Promotion Society

Posted by BHARTI on December 5, 2013 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Medi-claim/Group Accidental Insurance Policy for JSLPS Staf

Jharkhand State Livelihoods Promotion Society

(Under the aegis of Rural Development Department, Govt. Of Jharkhand)


 Floor, FFP Building, HEC, Dhurwa, Ranchi-834004

Phone No. 0651-2401782 - 83

Email –, Website –


Letter No:1557./Ranchi…..lLLLNo Dated: 22/11/2013.



Sub:-Medi-claim/Group Accidental Insurance Policy for JSLPS Staff

(Accidental & Medi-Claim)


Dear Sirs,

1) You are hereby invited to submit technical and financial proposals for

Insurance coverage required for Jharkhand State Livelihoods Promotion

Society (JSLPS), staff which could form the basis for future negotiations and

ultimately a contract between your firm and JSLPS, Ranchi.


2) The purpose of this assignment is to:


a) Enable the agency to express a professional opinion on the

effectiveness of the overall Insurance coverage.

b) Provide Insurance Policies with timely information on premium and

benefit aspects of the policy.

3) The following documents are enclosed to enable you to submit your proposal:

a) Terms of reference (TOR) for the assignment (Annexure-I);

b) A Sample Form of Contract for Insurance Agency under which the

services will be performed (Annexure-II).


4) The JSLPS has received funds from Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of

India towards Implementation of National Livelihood Program in the State,

and intends to apply a portion of this fund to eligible payments under this



5) Supplementary information for Insurance agency:


a) Approach or methodology proposed for carrying out the required work.

b) Name and Designation of person who would be responsible for the

service. (At least two).

c) The financial proposals should include the Schedule of Price Bid in

Annexure-III with cost break-up for the work program indicated in



6) The Submission of Proposals: The proposals shall be submitted in single

envelope including Technical and Financial latest by 15.30 hours of 20th



7) The "Technical" and "Financial" proposals must be submitted in single

sealed envelope following the formats/schedules given in the supplementary

information for consultants as in Para-5 above. The "Technical proposal"

should include quality of the policy and benefit proposed and shall be  


considered as the paramount requirement, the description of the

firm/organization, the firm general experience in the field of assignment, the

proposed work plan methodology and approach in response to suggested

terms of reference. The “Financial proposal” should contain the detailed

premium price offer for one employee with all taxes, if any..


8) Opening of proposal:


 The proposals will be opened by a Committee in presence of the authorized

representative of different firms at in his office at 16.00 hours on 20th

Decemer,2013 in the Office of JSLPS.


9) Evaluation:


 Technical and Financial evaluation will be done simultaneously. The technical

proposals will be evaluated using the following criteria :


 (a) (i) the agency’s relevant experience for the assignment ;

 (ii) the quality of the policy and benefit proposed ; and


 (b) Financial proposal on Annex-II will be evaluated along with the

 Technical proposal.


10) Deciding Award of Contract:


 Quality of the policy and benefit proposal shall be considered as the

paramount requirement. The decision of the award of the contract would be

as under:


 (a) The Proposals shall be opened publicly in the presence of the

agencies’ representatives who choose to attend. The name of the

agency, the policy, and the proposed charges shall be read aloud and

recorded when the Proposals are opened. The Client shall prepare

minutes of the public opening.


 (b) The evaluation committee will determine whether the Proposals are

complete. The Client will select the most beneficial among the bidders

and will invite them for negotiations.


 (c) During negotiations, the agency must be prepared to furnish the

detailed cost break-up and other clarifications to the proposals

submitted by them, as may be required to adjudge the reasonableness

of the price proposals. If the negotiation with this agency is successful,

the award will be made to him and all other consultants notified. If

negotiations fail, and if it is concluded that a contract with reasonable

terms cannot be concluded with this agency, the services of next

suitable agency shall be invited for negotiations. This process will be

repeated till an agreed contract is concluded.


11) Please note that the JSLPS , Ranchi is not bound to select any of the firms

submitting proposals.



12) You are requested to hold your proposal valid for a minimum period of 90

days from the date of opening of the proposal without any change in

proposed price. The JSLPS will make its best efforts to select a consultant

firm within this period.


13) Please note that the cost of preparing a proposal and of negotiating a

contract including visits to JSLPS, Ranchi, if any is not reimbursable as a

direct cost of the assignment.


14) Please note that the premium amount which you receive from the contract will

be subject to normal tax liability in India. Kindly contact the concerned tax

authorities for further information in this regard if required.


15) We would appreciate if you inform us by Telex/Facsimile:


 (a) Your acknowledgment of the receipt of this letter of invitation; and

 (b) Whether or not you will be submitting a proposal.



 Yours faithfully,



 Chief Operating Officer


1. Terms of Reference.

2. Performa for quoting the rate.

3. Draft contract under which service will be performed

Google Impact Challenge

Posted by BHARTI on September 4, 2013 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Google Impact Challenge


ForIndian NGOs

Last date- 5th September 2013



The Google Impact Challenge has launched in India in an effortto support innovators who are exploring new ways to solve the world's mostpressing problems. If you’re an Indian non-profit, tell us how you would usetechnology and innovative approaches to tackle problems in India and around theworld.


Four selected non-profits will each receive a Rs 3 crore Global Impact Award and assistance from Google to helpmake their project a reality.

·        5th September 2013 - Final day to apply to the Google Impact Challenge.

·        21st October 2013 - Google announces the finalists, and the public votes onlinefor their favourites.

·        31st October 2013 - Each finalist team will pitch its idea to an esteemed panel ofjudges at an event in Delhi. Four finalists, including the non-profit chosen bythe public vote, will be announced as Global Impact Award recipients.

 CRITERIAApplicants are invited to submit a technology-based project thatwill be reviewed by a team of Googlers and VIP judges based on three criteria:

1.   How you will use innovation and technology to make the world abetter place.

Is it creative anddata-driven? We're looking for projects that use technology to address aspecific social issue on a grand scale.Technologycan come in many forms, from improving the lives of people through digitalliteracy trainings, improving education through data analysis, or monitoringclean water wells with hardware sensors. 


2.   How you will implement your project.

Is the project feasibleand realistic? Is it rooted in research that identifies the size of the problemand how the proposed idea will help solve it? Does the roadmap explain whatchallenges might stand in the way and how they will be overcome?

3.   How your team will execute your plan immediately andsuccessfully.

We're looking for signals that your team is poised for success. Do you have partners and collaborators? Does your team have a strong track record?

Learn more about the Google Impact Challenge criteria and evaluation process by visiting our FAQ. Review the Rules carefullybefore submitting your application.


*Applicants must be registered as a non-profit in India.

For more details, Click here-



Posted by BHARTI on August 24, 2013 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (6)


conducted in Ranchi on 22nd August 2013

Participants were selected from 7 states in India- Jharkhand, Bihar, West bengal, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Delhi.

Mr. Raj Jha, Adarsh Vikalp Society Sharing his presentation along

with Dr. Minakshi, Maya Foundation- above



Dr. Sudhir Kumar, Patna and Ms. Pamela deb, Kolkata sharing presentation


Feedback of Participants-

Dr. Sudhir, Patna- Excellent workshop. Beyond my expectations. I will attend NFI workshop everytime

Dr. Minakshi, Maya Foundation- Thanks Bharti ji for this wonderful workshop

Mr. Pritam- The workshop provides lot of learning for NGOs. Thanks NFI

Mr. Kamal Ahmed, Chattisgarh- I would like to invite NFI to Chattisgarh for similar workshop. Great

Mr. Chittaranjan Hota- Odisha- What a

Mr. B. Kumar, Retired Govt. official- Learned a lot on how to fundraise from Government and foreign agency

Mr. Gajanand, Ranchi NGO- I did not know fundraising was so easy.

Mr. Samuel Marandi, Dumkai- I am in the NGO field for last 10 years but no one is better trainer than NFI team. The training cost is very nominal.

Ms. Pamela, Kolkata- Thanks NFI for taking the pain in teaching NGOs about Fundraising. I appreaciate your efforts.

Small Grants Programme (SGP) by UNDP

Posted by BHARTI on July 29, 2013 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (10)

Small Grants Programme (SGP)


Global Environment Facility (GEF)


United Nations Development Programme

Last date- 31July 2013.

For details, click here....

CSR project from Vedanta Foundation- EOI

Posted by BHARTI on July 25, 2013 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (14)

NFI is proud toannounce that one of our esteemed CSR member organisation –Vedanta Foundation represented by Ms. Lona Nayak in our NFI network club has floated the following EOI for expansion of their programs with NFI NGO members.

Expression of Interest (EOI) invited

 Under CSR  project


Vedanta Foundation


Vedanta Shiksha – a Computer Education andVocational Training Program




Program Title:Vedanta Shiksha - Computer Education and Vocational Training Program


Vision : Vedanta Foundation is committed to the development and empowerment of the less privileged to achieve substantial growth and progress in the society by providing quality computer education


Reach:  The centers are running in 300 + Locations acrossIndia of minimum 200 sqft.


Background:   Vedanta Shiksha Center can be established inassociation with the likeminded organization in the targeted geographical area.The association can also be invited fromInfluential Individuals, Community Groups, Youth Groups, NGOs, Local PRI’s,Social Activist and Social Workers, Educational Institutions like schoolsColleges, Government Bodies such as employee welfare Board, PoliceOrganizations etc.


Targeted Geography:   Pan INDIA with initial focus on following states

 1. Rajasthan

2. Orissa

3. Chhattisgarh

4. Maharashtra

5. Goa

6. Tamil Nadu



• To bring awarenessand sensitize masses about the foundation and its activities across the nation

• To increase thevisibility of the foundation and its computer education program in the unreachedareas.

• To invite like-mindedorganization for partnership in running this program in their region

• To appeal targetgroup i.e. the youth to participate in and benefit from the program

Subsidized fees tostudent : Rs. 225/- per course per student.

For direct coordination with Vedanta, NFI members are requested to call NFI at -09958154404 or write to -

NFI members are requested to give reference of NGO FUNDS INDIA(NFI) membership with their profile link/ID in NFI networking club.

The United Nations - Momentum for Change

Posted by BHARTI on July 3, 2013 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The United Nations

Climate Change secretariat

is calling foractivities for selection

under Momentum for Change: Urban Poor

Last date- 5 July2013

Location- Includes India

 Although urban centres are often ill-prepared to meet the basic needs ofrapidly expanding populations, the urban poor are incredibly resourceful populations, with their own networks and the proven capacity to save and investin the betterment of their communities. Climate change creates a stimulus foradaptation and mitigation action to improve and transform some of the mostvulnerable urban communities today.

Momentum for Change: Urban Poor celebrates activities which address climatechange and improve livelihoods and living conditions in urban areas of developingcountries and is implemented with the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Momentum for Change Advisory Panel will select a small numberof lighthouse activities to be recognized during the United Nations ClimateChange Conference in Warsaw, Poland from 11–22 November 2013.

The Momentum for Change: Urban Poor lighthouse activities will demonstratemeasurable impact on the ground and the potential for replicability andscaleability at the local, national and international levels. They will beassessed and chosen against the following selection criteria:

The activity must address climate change mitigation or adaptation in a developing country, while improving the lives of the urban poor (see attachment for eligible countries); (230 kB) The activity must have been implemented, or is in the course of implementation; The activity must be scalable and/or replicable; The activity must demonstrate innovation and potential for long-term transformation change; The activity must be the result of an innovative partnership, which aims to achieve scalable, long-term results; The activity must deliver verifiable social and environmental benefits to an identified community, which has been appropriately engaged in the activity development processes; The activity must not be registered or have intentions to register as a CDM or JI activity for the next 2 years. Applications will be judged on the basis of the form submitted; the Momentumfor Change team may contact the applicant should further information be sought.

Press here to apply toMomentum for Change: Urban Poor

Application checklist

Before you submit your application, please ensure the following:

You have the authority to make an application on behalf of the activity; You have registered your interest by creating a log-in account; You have read and understood the criteria and the terms of application (214 kB) . If youwould like more information about the application process and Momentum forChange, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section. Should you have furtherenquiries, do not hesitate to contact the Momentum for Change team at

All activities that are considered to have met the selection criteria will beincluded in the Momentum for Change website. The information entered into theapplication form by the registered applicant, will comprise the basis for theentry, including a link to the activity’s own website. By submitting youractivity to the call, you will provide it with a chance to become a part of agrowing catalogue of climate change mitigation and adaptation activitiesserving to inspire and keep people abreast of the change already occurring around the world.

End of Information

For more information and support, NFI members may contact NFI team


Arogya project by LEPRA India - RFP

Posted by BHARTI on July 2, 2013 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Request for Proposal

for conducting Operation Research (OR) of

Arogya project



Last date - 3rd July 2013


LEPRA India health in action

1. Background and Rationale: Arogya Project is a five year (Jan.2009-Dec.2013)Project co-funded by European Union and LEPRA UK implemented by LEPRA India inMadhya Pradesh. The Project ensures highly vulnerable groups in Madhya Pradeshbenefit from actions addressing TB, HIV/AIDS & HIV/TB co-infection. TheProject is being implemented in four districts of Madhya Pradesh namely Dewas,Harda, Indore and Bhopal.

The goal of the Project is to reduce the burden of HIV and TB and HIV/TBco-infection on highly vulnerable communities in Madhya Pradesh by strengthening the capacity of organisations, and facilitating convergence between government and non-government efforts. The purpose is to strengthen andlink up the work of public , private and CBOs so that they can respond moreeffectively and reach more high risk and out of reach population to HIV /AIDSand TB in Dewas, Harda, Indore and Bhopal districts

Following are the expected results (outcomes) of the Project:

• Attainment (or improvement upon) of RNTCP targets for TB in the project area.

• Increased knowledge, attitude and practice relating to HIV/AIDS amongst highrisk groups and out-of reach populations.

• Improved government and private/traditional health service provider’scapacity and coordination and to deal with communicable diseases includingHIV/AIDS and TB.

2. Purpose/Objective of the Operation Research

1) The project has established the SCCs centers in Bhopal, Harda, Dewas &Indore districts in order to reaches the maximum number of needy patients andprovide quality diagnosis & timely treatment.

2) The Sputum Collection centers (SCCs) activities include identifying thevolunteer for SCC from village health committees or others, identify andcollection of sputum and transport to DMC for testing and follow up of thepatients.

3) The early detection of symptomatic TB in such remote places will be carriedout by ORW & Volunteers from the same community and start DOTs treatment& make follow-up until cured.

4) Bridge the gap between service availability and accessibility and support insaving time and money among the out reached population.

5) Attainment (or improvement upon) of RNTCP targets for TB in the projectarea.

6) Possibility of involvement of CBOs and other local NGOs under RNTCP- PPPscheme for sputum collection and testing. 

7) Comparing the relevant DMC data pre and post of SCC centres established byproject in four districts.

8) Role of DOTS providers (includes ASHA,AWW,MPW etc) and the productiveinvolvement in sputum collection, testing, DOTS course completion and timelyincentive disbursement. 

The OR is intended to document the change; the Project has made since theinception of the Project interventions. To assess whether the Projectactivities which has been executed has yielded expected results. It also aimsto examine which factors are proving critical in making the change happen (orin hindering change). The OR is framed around three key questions:

• What difference has the SCCs made?

• How are the SCCs making that difference?

• What are the possibility of involving CBOs and other local NGOs underRNTCP-PPP scheme? Why the local NGOs are not coming forward to participate inPPP scheme?

• Suggest strategic changes and corrections for the better functioning of SCCscentres.

The findings, suggestions and recommendations would be used by Project team forimprovement and amendments in the favour of targeted beneficiaries and link theSCCs centres to RNTCP-PPP scheme in MP. The OR would become the base documentfor taking initiative to tie up the SCCs with the government department. ORshould also come up with the suggestion on the - Can this method be adopted inwider approach as compared to the project mode implementation? Can accreditedVolunteers in the grass root level for sputum collection after given trainingwould be sustainable? If trained volunteers be able to adopt by RNTCP as a newvillage level worker for TB? If trained, be able to implement this strategyunder RNTCP? What effective models of training to be adopted for training theseworkers? What problems will be faced in implementation of this strategy indifferent areas? What precautions to be taken to maximize the benefits of thisintervention? How the RNTCP in MP could adopt the SCCs run by Arogya project? 

4. Evaluation design: The project is implemented in Bhopal, Indore, Harda andDewas districts of Madhya Pradesh and currently covering 15 blocks withinterventions focused on 600 plus villages and few urban slums. The agency isexpected to suggest appropriate method to capture all the centres. The findingsof the study will be disseminated to the stakeholders. Their feedback andobservations will be incorporated in the final/ end line report.

5. Expertise required: The evaluation team should have expertise in programmewith adequate experiences in TB and HIV/AIDS (both technical andnon-technical), one member should have expertise on data management and restwill be investigators to conduct In-depth / semi structure interview and FGDs.All the team members should be able to communicate in Hindi.

6. Eligibility Criteria: Government organization, Registered Non GovernmentOrganizations and Academic Institutions in India, are eligible for applying.Technical and financial review of the applications received, will be carriedout by the Review Committee appointed for the purpose. The review will becarried using the following eligibility criteria:

(i) Registered under Societies Registration Act or Company Registration Act inIndia

(ii) A minimum of 10 years experience in conducting field surveys/ research

(iii) Employee a minimum of four professionals with a minimum of 3 yearsexperience in Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and statistical data analysis.

(iv) Should have carried out similar studies, earlier

(v) Proven skills of writing and publishing technical reports/papers

(vi) Proven skills of community level surveys

(vii) Should have good financial track record and handling of bilateral andmulti-lateral funding

(viii) Should not have been black-listed or notified by Government of India orits departments

7. Time line for the completion of the task is 30 days from the date of signingthe TOR.

8. Request for proposal: LEPRA India is requesting suitable agencies, meetingthe eligibility criteria, to submit a detailed proposal (technical andfinancial bids) as per the outline given below: 

a) Contact information: i) name of the agency; ii) postal address; iii)telephone/Fax; iv) email address; and v) two references

b) Brief note on relevant past experience of the agency (give names andaddresses of the clients and list of three publications)

c) Technical Approach and Methodology 

d) Work Plan, divided into weekly time-frames

e) Budget Plan and justification

f) Quality control plan

g) Staff information: i) name; ii) designation; iii) educational qualification;iv) experience; v) key skills; and vi) key career achievements

The Review Committee will select the agency, scoring the highest points againstthe selection criteria, after assessing the proposals for: technical approachand methodology (40); past experience of personnel relevant to the study (20);quality of previous publications (10); work plan and budget ( 30). 

Interested agencies satisfying the eligibility criteria and confident ofdelivering time bound high quality results are requested to send their proposalalong with budget and breakdown of costs, CVs of key personnel, and a coveringletter mentioning their specific areas of expertise within 7 days from date ofpublication . The hard copy of RPF should reach to:

The Director 

Regional Office (AP & MP)

LEPRA India health in action

Blue Peter Public Health Research Centre (BPHRC)

Near TEC Building,

Cherlapally, Hyderabad- 501301, Andhra Pradesh




Community creches

Posted by spandan samaj seva samiti on June 22, 2013 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Spandan samaj Seva samiti is committed to care of the malnourished children of Korku tribe in Khalwa Block of Khandwa district in MP for past decade. We have been at advocating their cause and have set up innovative models in teh community to save the lives of Korku tribe children. The Korku tribe faces dual threat: dying children and dying langauge.With CMR as high as 101 for U5 boys and 105 for U5 girls and with 57% children underweight, 43% stunted and 30% wasted the gravity of the situation can be discerned.

Manutrition grows most vociferously during forst three years of life and causes damages that remain incurable in later life. To address this issue we have begun community creches for wage earning Korku tribe mothers who can leave the kids while on work to be fed, cared and health checked. The pilot creches we began one in rural arae and another in urban slum has yelded results and the efforts need scaling up. It wil complement teh governemnt effort and also serve as a policy influencing refernce point. Managing a creche( logistics, manpower and food and healthcare) costs neearly 10,000 a month. It means roughly 40 rupees a day per child... is that a cost too high tosave the life of a child ???

Will you stertch forth your hand and support a genuine cause ??? We are looking for donors...

Your contribuitons will provide benefits under section 80G



CSR- Corporate Social Responsibility Project Fund

Posted by BHARTI on June 15, 2013 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (13)

CSR Fund from

India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL)

Last date - 25th June 2013


Call for proposal from Public Health Foundation of India(PHFI)

Posted by BHARTI on May 25, 2013 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (3)

Inviting Expression Of Interest (EOI) 

For HIV Prevention Interventions In 



Public Health Foundation of India(PHFI)

Last Date- 10th June 2013


Public HealthFoundation of India (PHFI) has been awarded USAID funded project “The HIV/AIDSPartnership: Impact through Prevention, Private Sector and Evidence-basedProgramming (PIPPSE) Project”. The PIPPSE Project is being managed by aConsortium, led by PHFI as the Principal Recipient and, Futures Group andPopulation Services International (PSI), as Sub Recipients. The PIPPSE Projectaims to “strengthen the institutional and human capacity in prevention programsand private sector engagement through innovative approaches to contribute toachieving the goal of accelerating the reversal of HIV epidemic at the nationaland state levels.”


National AIDSControl Organization (NACO) has designated district Thane to PIPPSE toimplement Targeted Interventions. The Project is an intervention with agoal of reducing the burden of HIV/AIDS in the district and pilotinnovations. Thane is one of the mostpopulous districts which contributes to 1% of the national population and hashigh influx of people and anindustrial hub. Thane is well connected to the rest of the country by threeNational Highways. It is also one of the high HIV prevalent districtsin Maharashtra.  


Targeted Interventions (TIs) will beimplemented with   high risk & vulnerable population groups i.e.High Risk Groups (Female Sex Workers (FSW), Men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM),Transgendered Population (TG), Injecting Drug Users(IDUs) and Bridge Population(Truckers and Migrants). The TIs are expected to provide at least the commoncore services for all HRGs and bridge population such as, at a minimum:peer education, condom promotion, referral for STIs, testing, linkages totreatment and care and support. The TI will also be part of the network modelfor innovations.


To ensure scaleup in the prevention interventions in Thane District, PHFI invites applications from interested civil society organizations(NGOs/CBOs)/Trust / Institutions in Thane District ofMaharashtrato implementHIV/AIDS Targeted Interventions (TIs). The EOIs are invited for Thane TargetInterventions in following target groups:(


Sr. No.

Target Groups

Proposed TIs in Thane


Intervention among Female Sex Workers



Intervention among Men Having Sex with Men (MSM)



Intervention among Transgender (TG)



Intervention among Migrant



Intervention among Truckers


           * Proposed number of agencies may change


(Separate EOI should be submitted bythe applicants in case applications are made for more than one TI)



Scopeof Work for Target Intervention Projects


Targeted interventions are aimed atoffering prevention and care services to populations with high risk behavior.These populations include Female Sex Workers (FSW), Men-who-have-sex-with-men(MSM), Transgendered Population (TG), Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) and BridgePopulation (Truckers and Migrants) with the active involvement of thecommunity, these interventions seek to reduce risk and vulnerabilitiesassociated with these populations and increase health seeking behavior.


Componentsof Targeted Interventions under NACP:


1.     Behaviour Change Communication


This component involves understandingand assessment of individual and group practices/behavior which can pose riskto HIV infection.  Ensure 100% follow-up of the community.

Development of context specificstrategies/activities to address the risk of infection through peer counseling,counseling through counselors, creating enabling environment to reinforce safepractices.

The Peer educators/ peer leaders andOut Reach Workers/ Health educators lead activities under this componentthrough one-to-one sessions and group sessions among the community.

Information Education andCommunication (IEC) materials are developed to further augment behaviourchange.


2.     Access to services for treatment of sexually transmittedinfections (STI)


This component is aimed at improvingaccess to STI services as STI (both symptomatic and asymptomatic) pose greaterrisk for HIV infection.

Access to STI services is providedthrough three different approaches i.e. Project Based Clinics, Fixed day andtime – Fixed time out reach clinics and Referral clinics either with private orpublic facility. Also health camp based approach is adopted for interventionsworking with migrants.


All FSW and MSM TIs would have theirDICs attached to project office or as decided in the contract. The migrant TIswould have 3 DICs in place preferably at the worksite, residences and projectoffice or as decided in the contract.

Under TI budget there is provisionfor one part time doctor and one ANM / Counsellor per TI.


3.     Provision of commodities such as condoms, color coded drugs toensure safe sex practices


Will be made available through theThane DAPCU/MSACS & Social Marketing Organization (SMO) to ensure safe sexpractices and promote health seeking behavior among high risk groups and bridgepopulation.


4.     Enabling Environment through structural intervention


The interventions focus on creatingan environment which facilitates access to information, services andcommodities by the high risk groups. The interventions carry out advocacy withkey stakeholders and elicit their involvement in the HIV prevention program.



5.     Linkages to ICTC, ART, Community Care Centre, RNTCP Program,


There should be 100% linkages &follow-up to the ICTC for testing among high risk groups & Bridgepopulation. All PLHIVs identified should be linked to ART center and ensurethat they are registered. All PLHIVs from the community should be regularlyfollowed and provided support. Other referral to CCC or TB program.


The staffingand budget norms for Targeted Interventions are available at

Expected Outcomes of the TargetedInterventions (TI) in Thane district;


a)     The NGO/CBO contracted by PHFI PIPPSEis expected to maintain separate full time staff as per the provisions andensure that they are performing as per their TOR.

b)     The TI project would work withspecified groups in a locality as designated by PHFI PIPPSE.

c)     The TI project is expected to provideregular services (as per the provisions in the contract and project proposal)to the target group, make available condoms, color coded drugs as per therequirements in coordination with the Thane DAPCU.

d)     The TI project is expected to performbased on the performance indicators as agreed in the contract. This includesservice provisioning to the target group, linking with services such , RegularMedical Check-ups/ clinic attendance, HIV testing at ICTCs, linkage with TBprogram, ART program and other social development program.

e)     The TI project is expected tomaintain Technical and Financial records and other documents in the TI projectoffice as agreed in the agreement and would be required to report to PHFIPIPPSE.

f)      The NGO/CBO is expected to providesupport in terms of advocacy and networking with local stakeholders to ensurethat there is an enabling environment is maintained in the project area.

g)     The NGO/ CBO is also expected to bepart of the innovations that will be rolled out in Thane district and agree towork closely under the network model with other stakeholders and partners bothgovernment and non-government.

h)     Commit to be part of all capacitybuilding efforts, meetings and reviews (in short notice) organized at thedistrict, state or national level.


Qualifyingand Evaluation criteria


1.     NGOs/CBOs/Network who are legallyregistered under Societies Registration Act of 1860, Charitable and ReligionAct, 1920, The Indian Trust Act, 1920, Cooperatives professional bodies such asIIPA, IMA.

2.     Agency should have an FCRA registration to be eligible to receive the grant.

3.     NGOs / CBOs should have completedminimum three years of registration as on due date of submission of EOI. TheCBO board members should be from respective community and should have beenconstituted as per bye law.

4.     Agencies already having experience ofat least 3 years in social development sector with experience of working insimilar projects as required in the scope of work i.e. experience of workingwith marginalized communities (HRGs, vulnerable groups such as women, old aged,children, sexual minorities, PLHAs, persons with different abilities), withfield level operation (i.e. field offices and staffs) in the same geographicalarea.

5.     Agencies are required to submit anaffidavit indicating that they have never been blacklisted/debarred by anyagency (both Government, Private or USAID/WHO/ World Bank/UN bodies). In casethe agency has been blacklisted/debarred in the past, the details of suchblacklisting/debarment should be provided in the Affidavit. Affidavit shouldalso indicate that no staff or board member is part of any SACS/TSU staffscurrently (or in the past which may create conflict of interest).

6.     Annual reports and audited accountstatement for 3 years of NGOs / CBOs should be made available in hard copyduring submission and for scrutiny as and when desired.

7.     The agencies with experience inHealth and HIV sector would be preferred. The agencies should submit thedetails of the project/s implemented and presently implementing (name of theClient/ donor agency, nature of projects, project period, contract value,continuing/ completed)”

8.      Agencies should submit thedetails of projects supported by any SACS/DACS (name of the SACS/DACS, natureof projects, project period) continuing / completed/ terminated with any SACSin the country. If terminated reason for termination)


Application form:(


For Application Form, please visitthe following link:



Please fill all the fields clearly,attach all the required documents along with the application.


Submission Guidelines


EOI with required details need to besubmitted before 5:00 p.m. ofJune 10, 2013. Also note that above proposed number of agencies maychange, only shortlisted agencies will be called. Canvassing in any form wouldlead to disqualification.


EOIs with accompanying documents inhard copy should be submitted to:


Public Health Foundation of India(PHFI)

PIPPSE Project

C-11, 2nd Floor, Qutab Institutional Area,

New Delhi,

India. Pin Code: 110 016


For any further information, pleasewrite to:


Ministry of Environment and Forests

Posted by BHARTI on May 15, 2013 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (3)

OtherAwareness Programme 2013-14  


Ministry of Environment and Forests

Last Date- 17th May 2013

Other Awareness Programme will fund proposals for promoting environmental awareness the scope of which is beyond that ofother programmes of EEA T scheme. Suchproposals will be supported by the Ministry based on merits and their conformitywith the requirements of the Ministry in its endeavours to promote environmental awareness of different target groups.

2.The field of environment & sustainable development for conducting various activitiesare given as under: Awareness cum action programs in and around the protected area, in wildlifecorridors, biodiversity hotspots, rivers and wetlands. Awareness programs which focus on local communities that are critical toconservation of forests/wildlife/environment. Activities like nature camps, Marathon/Walkathons/Yatras/QuizCompetitions/Green Haat

3.Proposals are invited from the recognized Academic/Research Institution or a GovernmentDepartment/Government, Registered Voluntary/Professional Organisation/Trust/Ngo etc.


MacArthur Foundation Call for Proposals

Posted by BHARTI on May 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (2)

MacArthur Foundation

Call for Proposals

for Strengthening Innovation and Education


States Eligible :-

Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Andhra Pradesh

and the cities of Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai

Deadline- 15th May 2013

For details click below-

EOI- Poorest Areas Civil Society Programme (PACS)

Posted by BHARTI on April 27, 2013 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (4)

Expression of Interest (EOI) 


Poorest Areas Civil Society Programme (PACS)


Livelihood Intervention Models for

Socially Excluded Communities

Location: Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh,

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar

Last Date- 3rd May 2013

The Poorest Areas Civil Society Programme (PACS) is an initiative of the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), to work with civil society in India, to help socially excluded groups claim their rights and entitlements more effectively. PACS covers 90 districts in five states- Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh

The seven year programme (2009-2016) supports civil society organisations (CSOs) promoting inclusive policies, programmes and institutions at local, district and state levels. PACS targets socially excluded groups: scheduled castes (SCs), scheduled tribes (STs), Muslim minorities, women, girls and people with disability (PwD). For more details please visit

The programme is managed by the IFIRST (Indian Forum for Inclusive Response and Social Transformation) Consortium on behalf of DFID. IFIRST is led by Christian Aid, along with Caritas India, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, ACCESS Development Services, and Financial Management Services Foundation.

PACS is keen on partnering and supporting inclusive business models for improvement of livelihood for socially excluded groups in its identified intervention districts\states, which can demonstrate sustainable impact in terms of enhancement of income and skills of the targeted households. These interventions should be in one or a combination of more than one in the defined sector \sub sectors as outlined below.

1. Agriculture

2. Livestock

3. Inland Fisheries

4. Crafts based Livelihoods

5. Urban Livelihoods

6. Financial Services.

7. Rural Energy and Climate Change Adaptation

8. ICT based solutions

Please refer to Terms of Reference for detailed description of objectives and thematic focus of the assignment (PDF document attached below)

PACS would look forward to successful scalable livelihood models that have been executed and has a potential for replicating in PACS intervention states and districts. The proposed interventions should be in tune with the existing and emerging opportunities in the market and may leverage by demonstrating linkage with private sector and\or converging with the existing programmes\schemes of the government.

Interested Agencies\Organisations with suitable background and experience (as outlined in the eligibility criteria of Terms of Reference) are requested to submit their EoI in the format attached herewith. Application in any other format will not be accepted.

The soft copy of the EoI should be sent to and the printed copy of the application must be submitted by 3rd May 2013 in sealed envelope marking “EoI- Livelihood Models” and addressed to:

Director, PACS

PACS National Office

CISRS House, 14, Jangpura B,

Mathura Road, New Delhi - 110014.

Please note that only short-listed agencies\organisations will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by PACS by 25th May 2013, please assume your application has not been successful

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