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Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR): Seed Grants to Small Grass-roots Organizations in India

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 29, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on June 29, 2020
Right Sharing of World Resources - RSWR logo
Right Sharing of World Resources - RSWR logo

RSWR is a Quaker organization supported primarily by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the United States.

RSWR supports income-generating, self-employment projects for poor women who are members of a self-help group.

a) Provide grants for women in the developing world to begin small income-generating businesses so that they may help themselves and their families out of poverty;
b) Help Quakers in the United States learn about the negative effects of poverty in the developing world and the negative effects of materialism in North America.

The project must include a revolving loan component.
They believe that small scale income-generating projects offer a means of establishing self-sufficiency to very poor people.
By requiring that the project include a revolving loan program, RSWR can multiple the impact of their grant as the funds are revolved many times to many different women within the community.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Indian smaller organizations whose budgets may not allow them to receive grants from other sources;
2. NGOs must be less than 20 years old and have annual budgets of less than $16,500.

RSWR focuses its funding in India in Tamil Nadu and the districts of Chittoor, Cuddapah, Anantapur, and Nellore in Andhra Pradesh.

Utilize This Offer

The Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) is accepting applications to provide Seed grants to Small grass-roots organizations to implement women-led, income- generating projects in India.

Grant size: up to US $5,500 per year, for a maximum of five years.

Projects are funded one year at a time and each new proposal must target a new group of women.

Application deadline: 30 June 2020.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 29
Apr 29

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6. Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too! They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
May 01
May 01

Thanks, Ana.