India Gov NGO Fund & Grant Schemes

Grant-in-Aid Schemes for NGO

Government of India


Department of Culture  - NGO Funding / Grant Schemes


1.    Building and equipment grants to NGO / voluntary cultural organisations

2.    Grants in aid to NGO / Societies for development and maintenance of National Memorials

3.    Promotion & strengthening of Regional and Local Museums

4.    Preservation and development of the cultural heritage of the Himalayas

5.    Promotion and dissemination of tribal / folk art and culture

6.    Development of Buddhist-Tibetan culture and art

7.    Financial assistance to voluntary organisations for celebration of centenaries of important personalities

8.    Financial assistance for setting up of Multipurpose Complex including those for children

9.    Senior/Junior Fellowships in new areas related to Culture

10. Financial assistance to persons distinguished in Letters, Arts and such other Walks of life who may be in indigent circumstances and their dependents

11.  Financial assistance to professional groups and individuals for specified performing art projects

12.  Award of Senior/Junior Fellowship to outstanding artists in the field of performing, literary and plastic arts scheme

Ministry of Environment and Forests - NGO Funding / Grant Schemes


1.           Various Grants-In-Aid Scheme for NGOs.


Ministry of New & Renewable Energy - NGO Funding / Grant Schemes


1.           Schemes for Voluntary Organizations, such as Setting up of Energy Parks.


Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment - NGO Funding / Grant Schemes


·        Schemes of Grant in Aid to Voluntary Organisation working for Scheduled Castes

·        Scheme of Assistance to VOs for the Welfare of Other Backward Classes

·        Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme

·        An Integrated Programme for Older Persons

·        Scheme for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drugs) Abuse

·        Assistance to VOs for General Grant in Aid in the field of Social Defence.


Department of Science & Technology - NGO Funding / Grant Schemes

  • Science & Technology Application for Rural Development (STARD)
  • Science & Technology Application for Weaker Sections (STAWS)
  • Science & Technology for Women

Ministry of Tribal Affairs  - NGO Funding / Grant Schemes

1.           Grant in Aid to Voluntary Organizations for the welfare of the Scheduled Tribes


Ministry of Women & Child Development - NGO Funding / Grant Schemes

Women Related Schemes

  • SwayamSiddha
  • For Construction/Expansion of Hostel Building for Working Women (WWH). 
  • Short Stay Home For Women and Girls (SSH)
  • Swadhar
     - Revised SWADHAR Guidelines

·         STEP (Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women)

·         Stree Shakti Puraskaar


Children Related Schemes

  • Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)
  • Balika Samriddhi  Yojana (BSY)
  • Kishori Shakti Yojana (KSY)
  • Nutrition Programme for Adolescent Girls (NPAG)
  • Early Childhood Education for 3-6 Age Group Children Under the Programme of Universaliation of Elementary Education.

·         Scheme for welfare of Working Children in need of Care and Protection

·         An Integrated Programme for Street Children

·         Childline Services

·         Central Adoption Resource Agency(CARA)

·         Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme For the Children of Working Mothers
-  Statewise List of creches under Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme

Common Schemes

  • Draft Comprehensive Scheme for Prevention of trafficking and Resue, Rehabilitation and Re-integration of Victims of Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation Budget
  • Pilot Project to combat the trafficking of Women and Children for commercial sexual exploitation under the sanction of tradition. 
    - in Source Area -Budget Allocation  
    - in Destination Area  -Budget Allocation  
    - in Traditional Area -Budget Allocation  
  • General Grant-in-Aid Scheme in the field of Women and Child Development.


Food and Nutrition Schemes - NGO Funding / Grant Schemes

·        Nutrition Education and Training though Community Food &  Nutrition  Extension Units (CFNEUS)


Other Schemes - NGO Funding / Grant

  • Grant-in-Aid for Research, Publication and Monitoring
  • Family Counselling Centre Scheme
  • For Educational Work for Prevention of Atrocities on Women.
  • Organisational Assistance to Voluntary Organisations.
  • Other Programmes

Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB) - NGO Funding / Grant Schemes

The Central Social Welfare Board provides funding to VOs for implementation of a variety of programmes for the benefit of women, children and disadvantaged groups. The Board is currently funding VO's under the following schemes:

·        Creches

·        Mahila Mandals

·        Family Counseling Centers

·        Short Stay Homes

·        Awareness Generation Program

·        Condensed courses of Education for Women

·        Vocational Training Program


Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) - NGO Funding / Grant Schemes

·        Public Cooperation (PC)

·        Organisation of Beneficiaries (OB)

·        Advancement of Rural Technology Scheme (ARTS)

·        Disability

·        Gram Shree Mela Guidelines (GSMs) / Buyer Seller Meets (BSMs)

·        Workshops/Seminars/Conferences


CAPART has initiated some new programmes viz.

·        Nodal NGO

·         Rural Young Professional

·         Standardised Costing  for Water Harvesting

·         Standardised Costing for Sanitation

·         Scheme of Village Knowledge Centre

·         A module for Training of NGOs for Training Rural Young Professionals

·         Grameen Vikas Andolan

The NGO Funding Consultants
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