Donor: HCL Foundation
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: India
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 25.06.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Children & Youth
  • Climate Change
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Health
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation

Project Locations

  1. Asia



1) Objective

HCLTech Grant started in 2015 as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment by HCL with the aim to strengthen the capacities of NGOs that strive for transformation in the areas of

  • (1) environment (incl. conservation of natural resources, wildlife protection, climate change, and clean energy);
  • (2) health (incl. access to clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, prevention and elimination of water borne diseases, and maternal, adolescent, child health and nutrition);
  • and (3) education (incl. skill development and digital literacy for children youth and adults).

The HCLTech Grant is meant to support such NGOs that reach out to marginalised, poverty-struck, isolated and underdeveloped rural communities, and achieve sustainable socio-economic development.

2) Eligibility

The Grant is applicable for NGOs working in the field of Education, Health and Environment with experience of implementing projects in rural India. They encourage organisations from all over India to apply with innovative, replic​able and sustainable models, which can make significant contribution towards rural development. The organisation must be a registered not for profit entity in India i.e. either a Society or a Trust or a Section 8 (previously Section 25) company or any other organisation (if allowed to receive CSR funding by a relevant government body in line with Section 135 of The Companies Act, 2013).

3) Location

Actions must take place in India.

4) Budget

The 10th edition of HCLTech Grant India provides funding of ₹16.5 Crore (~$2.2 million) to nine NGOs, selected by an esteemed jury.

5) Application

Applicants fulfilling defined eligibility criteria are required to fill the online application form which includes Organisational Profile and Project Abstract along with some mandatory documents. The last date for submitting applications on hclfoundation.org/hcltech-grant is June 25, 2024.

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