SEED funding for NGOS
The Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) is seeking applications to provide seed grants to the small grassroots organizations to implement women-led, income-generating projects in south India (Tamil Nadu and the districts of Chittoor, Cuddapah, Anantapur, and Nellore in Andhra Pradesh).
RSWR is a Quaker organization supported primarily by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the United States.
RSWR has two main goals:
- 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.
- 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.
What types of projects does RSWR support?
RSWR supports income-generating, self-employment projects for poor women who are members of a self-help group. The project must include a revolving loan component. It believes 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, they can multiple the impact of their grant as the funds are revolved many times to many different women within the community.
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.
RSWR calls grant recipients “Project Partners”
Burdens of materialism and poverty affect all peoples, in the developing and developed world. The projects RSWR supports in the developing world build awareness and capacity in the beneficiaries as well as assisting them by providing employment alternatives so that they can move out of poverty. Likewise, RSWR strives to provide awareness building and alternatives for lifestyle changes for Quakers in the United States as they seek God’s leading in our lives. RSWR believes that they have much to learn from one another as they work together in partnership.
RSWR strive to help newer, smaller organizations whose budgets may not allow them to receive grants from other sources. NGOs must be less than 20 years old and have annual budgets of less than $16,500.
How to Apply
Proposals can be sent by email at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit Right Sharing of World Resources.