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CII Foundation Women Exemplar Program 2016

Deadline: October 10, 2015

The CII Foundation Women Exemplar Program promotes women’s empowerment at the community level by discovering, recognizing and supporting those who have, against all odds, excelled and contributed significantly to the development process in India.

The program comprises of:

  1. Identification – Receiving nominations, Due diligence & Selection
  2. Recognition – The CII Foundation Women Exemplar Awards
  3. Evaluation – Mid Term review
  4. Expansion – The way forward (market linkages, product designing, management skills, access to finance, etc.)

As part of the program the Award is conferred on Women working at the grass roots level who have contributed significantly in the fields of:

  • Education & Literacy
  • Health
  • Micro Enterprise

The Award is called EXEMPLAR because the talented awardees set an example for others, igniting the spirit and the belief that they too can be empowered. The exemplars are self-motivated individuals, exhibiting strong leadership skills. The awardees are selected from nominations received from grass roots NGOs based all across the country.

For details on the eligibility criteria and application procedure, please visit the website here.

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.

Mobile for Good 2015

Date: June 25, 2015

Venue: Mumbai

NASSCOM Foundation, through its program the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum, has joined hands with the Vodafone Foundation for its ‘Mobile for Good’ (M4G) Awards, to recognize and support innovative mobile solutions that are addressing social development issues and helping transform lives in India.

The platform awards and provides seed grants to six best projects that are using mobiles for outreach and impact.

This one day conference on ‘Mobile for Good’, aims to create awareness about the relevance and impact of mobile technology in critical areas such as health, education, agriculture and environment, women empowerment and inclusive development and governance by engaging all stakeholders in the respective region.

To register for the event, please write to: [email protected]

RSVP:  [email protected]

Request for Proposals from Social Organizations working in slums in Bengaluru

Deadline: Closed

A large financial services firm is looking to partner with Social Organizations for its initiatives in slum communities in Bengaluru. This RFP is to identify an implementation partner who can undertake health, nutrition, WASH or safe places to play in a slum area in Bengaluru.

About the program

Target: Approximately 10,000 school children

Cost per child: INR 1,200 for the year (Pls explain the increase or decrease in the cost per child in the budget sheet)

  • Providing health education and awareness in schools located in slum communities
  • Conduct activities around health in schools
  • Conduct general and specialty health check ups
  • Provide treatment to children diagnosed under the specialty check up
  • Create a referral system to the government hospitals
  • Renovate and maintain existing school sanitation facilities
  • Provide clean drinking water in schools

Community program

Target: Approximately 10,000 households (population of around 55,000)

Cost: INR 2,500 per household for a year (Pls explain the increase or decrease in the cost per child in the budget sheet)

  • Providing basic health diagnosis and medication for children and families at the doorstep
  • Improving nutritional status of children in the age group of 0-6 years, pregnant and lactating mothers
  • Improving access to quality sanitation facilities, engaging beneficiaries in behavior change and ensuring community ownership and project sustainability
  • Piloting a co pay model for community sanitation
  • Building safe playgrounds for children so as to help them develop holistically
  • Community building and life skills awareness

Project timeline

One year extendable upon mutual agreement and requirement.

Partner profile (Mandatory)

  • The organization must be located in Bengaluru
  • The organization must have existed for a minimum of 3 year. Special consideration may be applied for deserving NGOs.
  • The organization’s physical address must be verifiable
  •  The organization must have a valid registration number and FCRA/80G eligibility. In addition other certification under 12A, 35AC (desirable).
  •  The organization must have an Executive Board that maintains budgets, annual activity reports and audited financial statements. These yearly records must be available and submitted upon request  The organization must be registered as a non-profit that implements social development projects in India, with no religious or political affiliations

Partner Profile (Preferred)

  • The social organization must have the ability to engage company employees
  • The social organization must have the ability to scale up, if necessary
  • Prior experience in working with slum communities especially women and children.

Location & Deadline

The present RFP seeks NGOs working in Bengaluru. The last date for submission is 6:00 pm on 15th June(Monday) 2015.

We encourage inquiries regarding this RFP and welcome the opportunity to answer questions from potential applicants. Please direct your questions to [email protected]. Please include the words “RFP:  Organizations  in Bengaluru” in the subject line. You can also call on +91-88795 34777 for any queries.

Apply for the RFP here.

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana by the Ministry of Rural Development

Deadline: Closed

The Ministry of Rural Development is inviting applications from individuals and organizations on ‘Good Practices’ under under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana in various rural development sectors with an aim to bring substantial improvement in the quality and standard of life among all sections of population.

The SAGY aims to-

  • Bring forth collective intellect of the sector that will help assimilating innovative solutions, breakthroughs and good practices.
  • Documentation and sharing of good practices in rural development planning and implementation which will suggest ways and systems for replication of the models at a larger level in SAGY villages in a time bound manner.

Thematic Areas

  • Education
  • Drinking water
  • Health
  • Banks and other financial services
  • Nutrition
  • Common Service Centres
  • Sanitation
  • Transport
  • Agriculture\Allied sectors
  • Roads and communication infrastructure
  • Manufacturing, including rural industries Energy/Renewable Energy
  • Irrigation & Water Harvesting (Natural
  • Resource Management)
  • Employment /livelihood opportunities
  • Bio-Diversity
  • Food security
  • Housing
  • Development of
  • Elderly/Youth/Children/Persons with Special needs
  • ICT for Rural Development

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants –

  • The nominations are open to legal residents or organisational entities of India only
  • Individuals, Organisations (both Government / Private), Collectors, Charge Officers, PRIs, non-profit or community based organisations

Workshop –

  • The initiative should have positively impacted a reasonably larger area at the minimum one Gram Panchayat or equivalent
  • The initiative should be in operation for more than two years in the rural area
  • The initiative should be replicable and sustainable

For more information, please visit the link here.

Workshop on Strategy to Advance Public Health

Date: Closed

Location: Gurgaon

Social marketing is being used as a strategy to advance public health agenda globally. Social marketing applies the principles and techniques of commercial marketing to various steps of the social/ health programs to improve the health and welfare of the individuals and the populations. The interactive sessions focusing on the practice in the workshop will strengthen the knowledge and skills of the participants in applying social marketing techniques in the field of public health

Key highlights of the workshop are:

  • Concept of social marketing
  • Principles of marketing
  • 4 Ps of marketing & other Ps of Social Marketing
  • Steps involved in social marketing as used in Public Health Programs
  • Social marketing tools in Public Health

Who should attend?

The workshop is ideal for physicians, medical students, clinical researchers, project managers, NGO coordinators, nutritionists, data managers, pharmaceutical scientists, statisticians and programme managers working at district, state and national level.

The course fee per participant for Indians is Rs. 8000/- and for International is Rs. 16000/- inclusive of all taxes.

For more information, visit this link.

Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge 2015

Deadline: 26 April 2015

The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge awards $75,000 prize money to two innovative projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water or sanitation. Projects must have clear practical applicability, address identified needs and advance related issues such as health, education or human rights.

This is the fifth year that Reed Elsevier has held this challenge.

For more information on how to apply visit this link.

The Future Technologies for Water Competition

Deadline: July 31, 2014

The Future Technologies Water Competition is joint program of Takata Corporation and The Water Institute. Takata Corporation, dedicated to protect human life, develops new safety technologies and makes it available globally. The Water Institute providing global academic leadership for economically, environmentally, socially and technically sustainable management of water, sanitation and hygiene for equitable health and human development, is committed to further innovation in sustainable water technologies.

The first-place winner will receive $15,000, and the second-prize winner will receive $5000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant can be an individual or a team of two or more people. An individual cannot compete on two teams.
  • The founding member of the team must have at least 25% ownership of the venture.
  • Any faculty or staff teaching or working in the field of entrepreneurship at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School or Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health cannot take part as competitor.
  • Employee of Takata, individual directly related to a Takata employee, or already involved in Takata’s incubators is not eligible to participate in the competition.
  • Venture should not have risen more than $10,000 in seed funding or “equity financing” other than from founding members are eligible to compete. This does not include grant funding or prize money from other competitions.
  • The venture should have fewer than 10 paying customers and less than $25,000 in booked revenue.
  • The venture must be operating for no more than 12 months.

For more information on the competition, please visit here.

Request for Proposals from NGOs working for women’s hygiene in Saran district, Bihar

Deadline: June 20, 2014

A multinational company manufacturing sanitary napkins for women and healthcare products for infants is looking to reach out to villages in Saran district of Bihar for selling these products in rural households. They are looking to partner with social organizations operating in Saran, who can send their women employees to different rural households for spreading awareness on menstrual hygiene & infant health, and also sell these products to the rural women. The social organization will be compensated with a margin for each product sold.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The organization must be located in Saran or Patna, Bihar
  • The organization must be working in the field of women’s health/hygiene or women empowerment
  • The organization must have considerable number of women employees
  • The organization must be in operation for a minimum period of 1 year from the date of registration
  • The organization must be registered as a non-profit that implements social development projects in India, with no religious or political affiliations
  • The organization’s physical address provided must be verifiable
  • The organization must have a valid 80G and 12A certification
  • The organization must have an Executive Board that maintains budgets, annual activity reports and audited financial statements. These yearly records must be available and submitted upon request
  • The organization must fully comply with local and central government regulations and labor laws
To apply for the RFP, please visit the link