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GRANT ALERT: Empowering Women and Children in India - The Role of NGOs and Government Grants

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) provides grants to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working towards the welfare of women and children in India. These grants aim to support NGOs' projects and interventions, enabling them to expand their services and reach more people in need.


Purpose


The MWCD grant program seeks to empower women and children in India by providing them with access to education, healthcare, protection, and rehabilitation services. The grants aim to support NGOs' efforts in addressing social issues related to gender inequality, child marriage, child trafficking, and violence against women and children.


Interventions


Education: MWCD supports NGOs working towards bridging the gender gap in education, especially in rural areas. These NGOs receive grants to provide educational support to girls, including scholarships, training programs, and mentoring.


Health and Nutrition: MWCD provides grants to NGOs working towards improving maternal and child health and nutrition in India. These NGOs offer healthcare services, nutrition support, and awareness campaigns to pregnant women, lactating mothers, and children under the age of six.


Protection and Empowerment: MWCD provides grants to NGOs working towards preventing child marriage, child trafficking, and other forms of exploitation of women and children. These NGOs receive support to empower women and children to live a life of dignity and respect.


Rehabilitation and Resettlement: MWCD provides grants to NGOs working towards rehabilitating and resettling women and children who have been victims of violence or abuse. These NGOs offer support to help them rebuild their lives, including counseling, legal assistance, and vocational training.


Eligibility Criteria


Registered under the Societies Registration Act or the Indian Trusts Act.

Have a proven track record of working towards women's and children's welfare.

Have a well-defined project proposal with clear objectives and expected outcomes.

Demonstrate financial sustainability and a sound management structure.


To summarize, the Ministry of Women and Child Development grant program is valuable resource that assists NGOs working towards the welfare of women and children. These grants, combined with the support provided by Saksham Social, can help NGOs increase their reach and impact. As an organization dedicated to creating a sustainable and inclusive ecosystem for social impact, Saksham Social offers mentorship, legal support, and networking opportunities to NGOs.


We have been instrumental in helping several NGOs scale their impact and reach more beneficiaries. The Indian government's commitment to creating a more equitable society is evident through initiatives such as the MWCD grant program, and with adequate support, NGOs can continue their crucial work of empowering women and children in India. For more information on the MWCD grant program and how Saksham Social can help NGOs apply, please click here to visit our website.

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