Who is eligible to apply?
NGOs, research organisations, social entrepreneurs, and for-profit businesses seeking to do this on a no-profit basis.
Our existing partner organisations are encouraged to apply
What types of initiatives will be considered?
We invite proposals that strengthen containment, detection and treatment, support crisis management capabilities, and enhance resilience and recovery in the wake of Covid-19. Below is an indicative list of the types of initiatives that will be considered:
Data, apps and other technological solutions (for example, real-time information apps, ‘symptom checkers’, vernacular ‘helpline’ chat bots, contact tracing applications, case reporting systems, etc.)
Community outreach and mobilisation campaigns that may be particularly relevant to the current situation (for example, innovative approaches to mass messaging and feedback loops)
Proposals that seek to improve economic resilience of NHB workers and small businesses whose livelihoods are impacted due to Covid-19
Actionable research that enhances the ability of the government and public in dealing with the crisis (for example, enabling ‘social distancing’ in the Indian context).
Collaborative efforts by foundations, philanthropies, impact investing and venture capital firms in the above areas
What are the selection criteria?
Priority will be given to the following types of proposals:
Scalable solutions that leverage technology
Time-bound interventions that can be implemented quickly and benefit a large number of Indians, especially the lower 60% of India’s income distribution
Solutions that have initial traction (this could be evidenced through, for example, government/community commitment to adopt the solution, completed pilots, available co-funding, etc.)