Grant Opportunities

RSWR offering Seed Grants to Small Grass-roots Organizations in India

RSWR offering Seed Grants to Small Grass-roots Organizations in India

Deadline: 30 June 2020

The Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) is accepting applications to provide Seed grants to Small grass-roots organizations to implement women-led, income- generating projects in India.

10+ Funders for Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
10+ Global Donors for Improving Lives of Children in Poor Countries
10+ Donors that believe in building NGO capacities for Civil Society Development
15+ Donors for Saving the Planet: Grants for Environment, Conservation and Wildlife
RSWR is a Quaker organization supported primarily by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the United States. RSWR focuses its funding in India in Tamil Nadu and the districts of Chittoor, Cuddapah, Anantapur, and Nellore in Andhra Pradesh.

RSWR supports income-generating, self-employment projects for poor women who are members of a self-help group. The project must include a revolving loan component. They believe that small scale income-generating projects offer a means of establishing self-sufficiency to very poor people. By requiring that the project include a revolving loan program, RSWR can multiple the impact of their grant as the funds are revolved many times to many different women within the community.

Objectives

20+ Donors standing up for Human Rights and Equality
10+ International Donors seeking to improve Access to Water, Hygiene and Sanitation
20+ Global Donors for Empowering Women and Girls
25+ Donors for the Empowerment of Youth
Provide grants for women in the developing world to begin small income-generating businesses so that they may help themselves and their families out of poverty;
Help Quakers in the United States learn about the negative effects of poverty in the developing world and the negative effects of materialism in North America.
Funding Information

Grant is sized Up to US $5,500 per year, for a maximum of five years. Projects are funded one year at a time and each new proposal must target a new group of women.

Projects

Alerts
RSWR supports income-generating, self-employment projects for poor women who are members of a self-help group;
The project must include a revolving loan component. RSWR believe that small scale income-generating projects offer a means of establishing self-sufficiency to very poor people;
By requiring that the project include a revolving loan program, RSWR can multiple the impact of RSWR grant as the funds are revolved many times to many different women within the community.
Eligibility Criteria

In India, RSWR strive to help newer, smaller organizations whose budgets may not allow them to receive grants from other sources;
NGOs must be less than 20 years old and have annual budgets of less than $16,500.
For more information, visit https://www.rswr.org/proposal-criteria-and-guidelines

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