Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The India Programme

India is the only country next to the UK that the Paul Hamlyn Foundation works and help to NGO for funding. The Foundation is providing grants of about 40 million rupees a year to local NGOs in area of health, education, disability, shelter and other social development activities. The organization supports about 20 organisations across the nation.

The aim of funding is to increase the access of disadvantaged communities, especially youth, to health, education, aid with disability, shelter and other social development activities.

Key areas of support work:
• Addresses a specific problem within a specific time frame
• Addresses gaps in larger initiatives
• Is innovative, challenging and interesting
• Is specific, and yet cuts across sectors and addresses larger issues
• Is a model intervention that can be replicated by others
• Scales up a model that is seen to work

Eligibility - local Indian NGOs with Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration.
The Foundation supports work across India, but particularly wants to support rural development activities in western (the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh) and eastern (the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and Chhattisgarh) India; and urban development activities in non-metro towns and cities.

The grant is provided fund specific activities. The costs of these may include running costs such as staff salaries and overheads such as stationary, rent, rates, utilities. The organization must clarify these costs calculation.

Amount - There is no minimum or maximum grant size. The amount you request should be the amount you need and justified. The foundation is unlikely to fund 100 per cent of the costs of the project. The foundation prefers to make grants where you and/or another funder are also contributing, preferably in cash, towards the cost of the activity you are asking us to fund. The length of grant period may be maximum three years.

Application can be made at any time. To apply, fill in the online application form.

The Foundation will make an initial assessment of the possibility of support on the basis of the outline application. If appropriate, one of the Indian advisers will be in touch and request a formal proposal or make arrangements to make an on-site assessment. Before an application is taken forward, the Advisers in India will have a discussion with the Foundation's Director in the UK.

The applications process takes at least four months from receipt of your Concept Note. Therefore, please do not apply for funding for work that is due to commence in less than four months, or for work that has already started.