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Mobile for Good Awards 2015

Deadline: August 15, 2015

The Mobile for Good Awards aim to recognize, promote and support mobile innovations for driving social change in India.

The Awards will recognize 11 life changing mobile solutions in 3 Awards categories across 4 critical areas of health, education, agriculture & environment, government women and inclusive development.

Award Categories

The 2015 Awards consist of two Awards categories, namely ‘Leading Change Maker – NPO Category’ and ‘Leading Change Maker – For profit category’. Each category will recognise five best-practice mobile technology related innovations across four defined sub-categories of education, women empowerment & inclusive development, health and agriculture & environment.

The M4G 2015 Award winners will be selected based on their eligibility and demonstration of success, scalability and sustainability of their initiatives in the following areas of Education, Health, Women Empowerment & Inclusive Development, Agriculture and Environment and Government Solutions.

 Steps to apply

The Mobile for Good Awards 2015 is a two-stage application process, as follows:

Stage I

  • The applicants are required to fill in an online entry form
  • The entry forms will be evaluated by the screening committee based on the eligibility criteria and pre-defined parameters to shortlist applicants

Stage II

  • Only shortlisted applicants will receive a copy of the detailed application form via e-mail; which they will be required to fill and submit via e-mail

Please fill the form here to apply for the awards.

PATA Foundation Grants to Protect Environment, Cultural heritage and Wildlife across Asia-Pacific

Deadline: August 30, 2015

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) foundation is currently accepting applications from the eligible individuals of India for the programme intended to protect Environment, Cultural heritage and Wildlife.


  • To contribute to the conservation of the environment and cultural heritage of Asia Pacific, and to encourage travel and tourism industry stakeholders to reinvest in Asia Pacific destinations
  • To help people in Asia Pacific countries acquire the tools they need to become better stewards of their environment and cultural heritage, and to foster economic solutions to conservation problems
  • To give PATA and the travel and tourism industry a stronger voice in the international debate on environmental and cultural heritage conservation
  • To support educational initiatives that target travel and tourism stakeholders, including residents of destination communities, visitors and industry employees, to make all parties aware of their impact on cultural heritage and the environment.

Eligible Projects

Projects that are considered deserving of a PATA Foundation grant are those that seek to protect, conserve and/or educate. They usually have one or more of the following objectives:

  • Protect the natural environment, including wildlife
  • Conserve cultural heritage, including arts and crafts, heritage sites and historic buildings
  • Educate people on the importance of environmental and cultural heritage.

Grant Size

Each grant is usually for amount up to $10,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be from the Asia Pacific Region. Indians can apply.
  • PATA Foundation does not make grants for planning, organisation, management, or conduct of conferences, workshops or seminars except possibly, for the production of a report.
  • Applicants’s Project must be based upon above mentioned objectives to protect, conserve and/or educate.

Click here for details on the application procedure.

International Climate Initiative 2016 Grant Call

Deadline: Closed

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) in Germany within the context of International Climate Initiative (IKI) invites project outlines from a broad range of participants from Germany and abroad for the 2016 grant opportunity.

Funding will be granted to activities in the field of policy advice, capacity building, technology cooperation and investment and implementations of policies, strategies and approaches.

Stages of selection process:

Stage 1

  • BMUB normally issues an annual call for proposals along with the corresponding support information. Those interested can submit project outlines in German or English within a set deadline.
  • These must be prepared using the project outline templates available on the IKI website.
  • BMUB evaluates all project outlines in this format that are complete and were submitted to the IKI Programme Office in time.
  • The Ministry makes its selection based on the funds available and seeks the approval of other relevant ministries.
  • Applicants will be informed in writing of the evaluation result.

Stage 2

  • In the second step, applicants whose projects were selected will be requested in writing to submit a formal funding application and will receive the necessary templates and instructions.
  • BMUB evaluates the project applications received and then makes the decision on funding.
  • If a project requires a letter of political support from the partner country or guarantees under international law, this will have an effect on the project’s start date.

Areas of support

  • Mitigation
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Conservation and sustainable use of natural carbon sinks/REDD+
  • Biodiversity

For information on application procedure, visit the link here.

Call for proposals: Scaling up food security and nutrition innovations

Deadline: Closed

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) jointly invite call for proposal from consortium of organizations belonging to eligible countries for Scaling Up Food Security and Nutrition Innovations under the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund.

The call will support projects that aim to develop, test and apply ways to scale up food security and nutrition innovations, particularly ones that address the needs of women small-scale farmers as core users. It will support projects that take effective, pilot-tested innovations to a wider scale of use and application, to deliver meaningful development outcomes through the effective deployment of scaling up models, delivery mechanisms and approaches. working relationships between Canadian and developing country organizations.


  1. Gender Equality
  2. Environment
  3. Governance

Preference will be given to projects that are able to contribute co-funding and mobilize third party resources to support and expand the scaling up process – before, during and after the life of the project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Application must be made in partnership between two or more organizations from eligible countries. At least one of which must be Canadian and at least one must be an eligible country organization.
  • International organizations are eligible to apply as developing country collaborators, provided that they have regional chapters or offices with appropriate legal status to operate and manage funds in the eligible countries where the research will take place.
  • Applicants must ensure that they have the necessary team in place to effectively manage a research project of this size, including, but not limited to project coordination, monitoring and evaluation, and communication activities.
  • A person is eligible to be a team member on a maximum of two projects in this Call. One person cannot be a team leader on two projects. Any person who is currently a principal investigator on a CIFSRF funded project is not eligible to be a team leader on an application in the current call, but s/he may be included on the team of one application in the current call.
  • Applicants submitting proposals for work in India will need to provide a copy of the form for their organization when submitting their proposal. An FCRA form will also need to be attached for any third-party organization based in India.

 For more information, visit the link here.

The Coca-Cola India Foundation Anandana Accepting Grant Applications for Socio-Economic Development

Deadline: No deadline

Anandana, the Coca-Cola India Foundation, supports national campaigns that build awareness on important issues contributing to the socio-economic development of the country. The primary objective of the foundation is to contribute to a strong and resolute India enabling the common man to better her/his life.

NGOs around India are invited to submit grant proposals on their water, environment, healthy living and social development projects to secure funds and implement the projects.

Anandana approves grants within six to eight weeks from the date of receipt of the proposal. The applicant will be signing a grant agreement and the grant is released. Interested applicants must follow the grant application format.

Focus Areas

Water Sustainability

  • Watershed Management, Protection and Development
  • Purification of the riverine system
  • Creation of Integrated Water Bodies
  • Water resources education

Climate Control/Environment

  • Creation of non-conventional energy assets
  • Extension of forest cover
  • Protection of biodiversity
  • Waste management in ecologically fragile areas
  • Spreading awareness of low carbon economy in community

Healthy Living

  • Promoting fitness and active lifestyles in society
  • Addressing problem of hidden malnutrition
  • Advocating indigenous system of healthcare
  • Devoting attention to needs of physically/ mentally challenged

Inclusive Social Development

  • Promotion of literacy programs in backward areas
  • Protecting and preserving the national heritage
  • National Campaign to promote social messages

To apply for the grant, please visit the website here.

Nominations open for eNGO South Asia Challenge 2014

Deadline: September 15, 2014

The eNGO Challenge aspires to create an ecosystem of NGOs using Information Communication Technology (ICT) and digital media tools for good governance and practices benefiting societies and communities at large. The Challenge is a joint initiative of Public Interest Registry (PIR) and Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF).

Objectives of the Challenge include:                            

  • To promote and encourage best ICT practices by NGOs for community development
  • To create an ecosystem of NGOs who uses ICTs and digital media for good governance practice for community development
  • To create and build a network of NGOs for good ICT experience sharing, learning and replication
  • To advocate the wider need for good ICT practice among NGOs as the third sector working partner hand in hand with the public and the private sectors
  • To enable grassroots NGOs promote local information, content, activities for global audience and collaboration


The Challenge is open in five categories for best use of ICT, mobile, digital media & new or social media by an NGO for:

  1. Communication and Outreach
  2. Social Commerce
  3. Advocacy
  4. Organizational Efficiency
  5. Sustainable Development
  6. Best Practice of Mobile Usage
  7. Best Practice of Social Media Usage
  8. Best Practice of Radio and Video Usage

For further details on the eligibility and selection criteria, visit the website here.