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Round 2 of the Conservation, Food and Health Foundation Grants

Deadline: July 1, 2015

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation is accepting grant concept notes for its second round of grants from non-profit organizations in the developing countries that are focusing in one of the three fields – conservation, food and health.

The foundation supports projects that demonstrate strong local leadership, promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem in the field.

Average grant size is $17,000. Grant request can be made for maximum $25,000.

Grant Types

  1. Conservation Grants aims to improve ecological and environmental conditions in the developing world. Research activities, training, and technical assistance efforts are supported under Conservation Grants.
  2. Food Grants are allocated to efforts aimed at improving access to food for consumption in developing countries.
  1. Health Grants are focused at programs that are preventive in nature. Research, technical assistance, and training projects are supported under Health Grants.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants can be non-governmental organization in any developing country with its registration status equivalent to US 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Applicants should have strong records of accomplishments in a particular field and have potential for replication.
  • Projects must focus on regional or cross-boundary issues and opportunities.
  • Applicants must feature collaborative partnerships embedded in strong networks; strengthen local leadership and scientific capacity; influence public discourse and policy; and focus on prevention rather than remediation.
  • Applicants must attract additional support and hold promise for continuation or impact beyond the period of the foundation support.
  • Project proposals for conservation grants should provide evidence that they help conserve viable ecosystems and protect biological diversity in developing countries; and train local leaders in conservation and protection of resources, with an emphasis on technical and scientific training.
  • Project proposals for health grants should provide evidence that they improve public health through community-based efforts that address health promotion, disease prevention, family planning, and reproductive health; and increase the understanding and treatment of tropical diseases.

Please visit the link here to apply.

Tapping into CSR funds – Pune

The need Register Today

With the Companies Act 2013 mandating Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for companies in India, the social sector holds the potential to transform and expand. Increased corporate engagement in India’s social development arena paves the way for opportunities of collaboration between companies and social organizations (primarily comprising of NGOs and Social Enterprises).

Companies, starting June 2014, will have allocated CSR funds to support programs undertaken by social organizations. However, this would require social organizations to effectively conduct outreach, corporate engagement, and understand the nature of a strategic and sustainable partnership in order to establish and implement large-scale, impactful social interventions.

The offering

Having successfully undertaken CSR projects and events with a wide network of NGOs and SEs, as well as facilitating partnerships between companies and social organizations, Samhita is well placed as the knowledge leader to effectively create a platform where both companies and social organizations can interact, grow and sustain, pushing evidence-based social impact at the forefront of strategic CSR.

Some of our past trainings and conferences include TechCamp Mumbai (in partnership with US Consulate Mumbai), TechCamp Bengaluru (in partnership with US Consulate Chennai), CSR in Healthcare (in partnership with USAID) and CSR in Education (in partnership with DFID). Samhita is also one of the learning and development partners of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (affiliated with the Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs) and is taking an active role in norming and educating all key stakeholders of the Companies Act 2013.

The offering is a one-day capacity-building event that addresses the core needs of social organizations and equips them to better access companies and tap into CSR funding, while also giving companies the opportunity to interact and gain exposure to the work being done on the ground.

Objectives

  • Increase awareness among social organizations about the life cycle of corporate engagement and insights into nature of partnerships
  • Training social organizations for appropriate skills and resources for establishing and developing partnerships with companies and maintaining effective engagements with them
  • Create a platform for social organizations to understand objectives, model, existing infrastructure, organizational requirements, and functional structure of Companies and vice versa.
  • Record best practices and case studies from past successful social organization-corporate engagements
  • Provide an opportunity to social organizations to pitch programs, collect feedback from companies and potentially kick-start some dialogue that can lead to partnerships

Registration fees Register Today

  • Rs.5,000 (excl. taxes) per head

Note: You can avail of a 10% discount if more than one person from your organization is attending the event.
Note: Limited seats available. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Proposed Agenda

09:00 – 09:30am Registration
09:30 – 10:30am Companies Act
10:30 – 11:15am Session I: Proposal writing & budgeting
11:15 – 11:30am Coffee and conversations
11:30 – 12:15 pm Session II: Monitoring & evaluation
12:15 – 12:45 pm Session III: Corporate interaction
12:45 – 01:30 pm Lunch
01:30 – 02:15 pm Session IV: Measuring impact
02:15 – 02:45 pm Session V: Communicating Impact
02:45 – 03:15 pm Session VI: Using technology effectively
03:15 – 03:30 pm Coffee and conversations
03:30 – 04:15 pm Session VII: Preparing a pitch
04:15 – 06:30 pm Networking with Companies

Tapping into CSR funds – Mumbai

The need Register Today

With the Companies Act 2013 mandating Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for companies in India, the social sector holds the potential to transform and expand. Increased corporate engagement in India’s social development arena paves the way for opportunities of collaboration between companies and social organizations (primarily comprising of NGOs and Social Enterprises).

Companies, starting June 2014, will have allocated CSR funds to support programs undertaken by social organizations. However, this would require social organizations to effectively conduct outreach, corporate engagement, and understand the nature of a strategic and sustainable partnership in order to establish and implement large-scale, impactful social interventions.

The offering

Having successfully undertaken CSR projects and events with a wide network of NGOs and SEs, as well as facilitating partnerships between companies and social organizations, Samhita is well placed as the knowledge leader to effectively create a platform where both companies and social organizations can interact, grow and sustain, pushing evidence-based social impact at the forefront of strategic CSR.

Some of our past trainings and conferences include TechCamp Mumbai (in partnership with US Consulate Mumbai), TechCamp Bengaluru (in partnership with US Consulate Chennai), CSR in Healthcare (in partnership with USAID) and CSR in Education (in partnership with DFID). Samhita is also one of the learning and development partners of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (affiliated with the Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs) and is taking an active role in norming and educating all key stakeholders of the Companies Act 2013.

The offering is a one-day capacity-building event that addresses the core needs of social organizations and equips them to better access companies and tap into CSR funding, while also giving companies the opportunity to interact and gain exposure to the work being done on the ground.

Objectives

  • Increase awareness among social organizations about the life cycle of corporate engagement and insights into nature of partnerships
  • Training social organizations for appropriate skills and resources for establishing and developing partnerships with companies and maintaining effective engagements with them
  • Create a platform for social organizations to understand objectives, model, existing infrastructure, organizational requirements, and functional structure of Companies and vice versa.
  • Record best practices and case studies from past successful social organization-corporate engagements
  • Provide an opportunity to social organizations to pitch programs, collect feedback from companies and potentially kick-start some dialogue that can lead to partnerships

Registration fees

  • Rs.5,000 (excl. taxes) per head

 

Note: You can avail of a 10% discount if more than one person from your organization is attending the event.
Note: Limited seats available. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Register Today

Proposed agenda

Training and sharing

08:30 – 09:00am: Registration
09:00 – 09:30am: Introductory Session: Primer of the Companies Act
09:30 – 10:00am: Session I: Accessing companies
10:00 – 10:30am: Session II: Models of effective partnerships between social organizations and companies
10:30 – 11:00pm: Session III: Writing Proposals
11:00 – 11:15am: Coffee and conversations
11:15 – 11:45pm: Session IV: Designing a Program
11:45 – 12:30pm: Session V: Co-Implementing Programs
12:30 – 01:15pm: Session VI: Measuring Impact
01:15 – 01:45pm: Lunch
01:45 – 02:30pm: Session VII: Communicating Impact
02:30 – 03:15pm: Session VIII: Engaging companies and employees in your programs
03:15 – 03:30pm: Coffee and conversations
03:30 – 05:00pm: Networking with Companies