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Government Grants Support

Non-Governmental Organisations work for a social cause. They are established with the specified aims and objectives to serve public good. They work towards upliftment and betterment of the Society, acting as a helping hand to Government for national development. Since the resources of such NGO’s and VO’s are limited, Government provides them assistance in form of Government Grants in order to achieve their goals for which they are established.

Government Grant is Financial Assistance provided to NGO’s / VO’s working for social cause. NGO’s are entitled to receive Government Grants subject to certain terms and conditions and fulfilling the eligibility criteria. Depending upon the area, working sector and objective of NGO’s the NGO’s need to select suitable Ministry/ Organistaion/ Department of Government and schemes for getting funding for their projects.

List of few Ministries along with the name of schemes for providing financial assistance to NGO’s engaged in working of promotion of culture, health and family welfare, Women and Child Development, Education etc are mentioned below:-.

Ministry Of Culture:-

Ministry of Culture

Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare:

Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare

Ministry Of Women & Child Development:

Ministry Of Women & Child Development

Ministry Of Education:

Ministry Of Education

Ngo Darpan:

NGO Darpan is an initiative taken by Government of India in order to enhance collaborations and interactions between the Non-Government Organisation (NGO’s) and Voluntary Organisation (VOs) with the Government.

The registration is:-

  • Online and convenient to apply;
  • Mandatory for applying Government Grants;
  • Beneficial to both NGO’s/ VO’s as well as the Government;
  • Creates repository of NGO’s/VO’s as well as Blacklisted NGO’s and VO’s;
  • A unique ID is generated for each NGO’s/VO’s;
  • Creates transparency and credibility of NGO/VO’s among the Government and Public, enabling more donations opportunities from public;
  • E-Platform for exchange of information between Government and NGO’s/ VO’s

Documents Required for Government Grants Support

For Darpan ID Registration:

  • Certificate of Registration of the Entity;
  • Incorporation Documents of the Entity i.e Trust Deed/ Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association/ Memorandum and Bye-Laws/ Rules and Regulations;
  • PAN Card of the Entity;
  • PAN Card and Aadhar Card of Three members of Executive Committee;
  • Detailed note on activities of the entity done so far & proposed to be done;
  • Details of all source of funds from government bodies in last 5 years;

For Application of Grant:

The list of documents vary as per terms of requirement of Government of Funding Agency, however the general list of documents is enlisted below:

  • Certificate of Registration of NGO;
  • Incorporation Documents : In case of Trust – Trust Deed; In case of Society: Memorandum and Bye- Laws/ Rules and Regulations; In case of Section 8 Company – Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association;
  • Details of all Key functionaries/ office bearers i.e. settlors/authors/trustees; Members of Governing Council/ Members of Society; Directors and Shareholders, etc along with the KYC documents;
  • Annual Report of NGO;
  • Progammes Activity Report of last three years or less;
  • Audited Annual Accounts along with Audit Report and Income Tax Returns of last three years or less;
  • Profile of NGO;
  • Application for Grant;
  • Project Proposal; (In case if the format is prescribed by the Government of Funding Agency then it must be in that prescribed format; In case if there is no format prescribed than it must contain details w.r.t Justification to get Funds i.e. why funding is required; amount of funds required; details of expenditure of funds; Details w.r.t Project its need, importance, goals, benefit, etc and other required information and documents;)
  • Details of Authorised Representative of NGO along with the Authority Letter.

Features and Benefits of Govt Grants Support

Registration under NGO Darpan Portal:

  • Details of Darpan ID are required for 12A Registration under Income Tax Act, 1961;
  • Every Entity shall obtain a unique Darpan ID from the Darpan Portal of Niti Aayog for FCRA Registration and Prior Permission;
  • Higher Public Trust and Reliability;
  • Mandatory Registration for applying any type of Government Grant;
  • Entity gets all the latest information about Government Projects, Schemes, and former initiative’s progress;
  • Application for Government Grants can be made online and also application status of the Grants can be tracked online;
  • It is platform for Non- Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) to have interactions and participation with the Government Departments;
  • A Unique Identification Number is allotted to NGO after registration which provides more credibility to NGO’s

Role Of Compliance Calendar Llp: -

Fund is crucial for NGO’s/ VO’s in order to sustain and achieve its aims and objectives for which it is formed. Government provides Financial Assistance to such organisations subject to well set guidelines, rules, terms and various parameters for funding purpose. Compliance Calendar consists of well experienced professionals who will guide you choose the rights schemes among numerous options available which reaps best benefit, helps in drafting Project Proposals and other documents required for application, regular follow- ups with the Government Departments in getting the grants approved. Our team will help you in getting various registrations, Government Grants as well as ensures that the NGO’s comply with all the statutory Compliances. For any support, feel free to reach out at or connect at 9988424211.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any Non-Government Organisation (NGO’s) and Voluntary Organisation (VOs) registered as:
- Trust;
- Society;
- registered under Section 8 of Companies Act, 2013/ section 25 of Companies Act, 1956 Are eligible for registration.

No individual can apply for such registration.

It is a One-time registration that needs to be done by entity and it remains valid for the lifetime of the entity.

It is mandatory for the entities to get itself registered with NGO Darpan Portal in order to get approval for Government Funding and Grants under Government Schemes.