The Direct Aid Program (DAP)- Small grants program- Australian Consulate-General Kolkata, India (Deadline- Nov 20, 2020)

Title: The Direct Aid Program (DAP)- Small grants program (Deadline- Nov 20, 2020)
Organisation: "Australian Consulate- General in Kolkata, India"
Theme: Contain and combat COVID-19 and address the health, economic and social impacts of the pandemic
Description: "The Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata supports small-scale, sustainable development projects in east and north east India (see below for a list of states covered). States covered by the Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura and West Bengal.

DAP activities should aim to achieve practical and tangible outcomes of high development impact. We are committed to working with India to contain and combat COVID-19 and address the health, economic and social impacts of the pandemic. In 2020-21 we aim to work with partners on high quality projects on five thematic areas: Education, innovation & entrepreneurship; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Water and sanitation; Agricultural productivity and Public Administration and Governance"
Eligibility: NGOs with FCRA can apply for this funding
Grant Amount: Grants are typically provided up to 2,60,000 INR each, with some flexibility in case of justified project expenses.
Apply by: November 20, 2020
Weblink: Australian Consulate-General in Kolkata


Call for Projects 2021 from SELAVIP- Housing for Poor- Covid-19 (Deadline- June 30, 2020)

Title: Call for Projects 2021 from SELAVIP- Housing for Poor- Covid-19 (Deadline- June 30, 2020)
Organisation: SELAVIP  
Theme: Covid-19; Housing for Poor
Description: SELAVIP is a private foundation that supports housing projects (new housing, land title regularization and water systems) for very poor urban families in the cities of Africa, Asia and Latin America, including the Caribbean. Our focus is on addressing «extreme social emergency» faced by urban groups dwelling in precarious and unsafe conditions and places, or exposed to evictions. Many poor families cannot dream of accessing conventional housing programs, this is why SELAVIP wants to offer accessible alternatives to these persons. For the year 2021 and considering the serious humanitarian crisis that the COVID 19 pandemic will leave, we hope to receive innovative proposals that primarily address critical problems of sustainable housing and sanitation, to support with economic resources those who propose an effective improvement in the quality of life of the poorest of the poor.
Eligibility: NGOs from India can apply for this grant
Grant Amount: Maximum amount per Project is USD 72,000
Apply by: June 30, 2020

Coping with Covid-19 in Vulnerable Communities- Funding from The BESTSELLER FOUNDATION

Title: Coping with Covid-19 in Vulnerable Communities
Description: The BESTSELLER FOUNDATION is committing USD 250,000 to fund several specific initiatives seeking funding up to USD 10,000, which address the challenges that vulnerable communities in Sub-Saharan Africa and *India* are facing in the wake of COVID-19. The commitment is targeted individuals and organizations deploying direct interventions and community-led mobilization to minimize the spread of the virus and build resilience in urban informal settlements that otherwise can be difficult to reach.
Eligibility: Individuals and Organisations from India can apply for this grant
Grant Amount: Upto USD 10,000 per initiative
Apply by: No deadline. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please send your proposal to with the subject line “Proposal for coping with COVID-19 in vulnerable communities”
Weblink: Information Brochure from THE BESTSELLER FOUNDATION