The India NGO Awards 2015, is an annual initiative organized by the Resource Alliance.The awards sponsored by the Rockfeller Foundation and EdelGive Foundation seeks to recognize outstanding NGO’s for their programs in India.The awards also seeks to promote organizational sustainability at NGO’s, while at the same time strengthening civil society. The organizers are now inviting entries for the 2015 edition.
The India NGO Awards were first started in 2005 and is now in it’s 9th year. Awards will be given under the following three categories.
- Small NGO – For organizations with a budget lesser than Rs 1 Crore.
- Medium NGO – For organizations with a budget between Rs 1 Crore and 5 Crore.
- Large NGO – For organizations with a budget over Rs 5 Crore.
The last date for NGO’s to submit their completed applications is 28th February 2015. You can download the form along with the eligibility requirements at the link below and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Awards Category
For 2015, a new category of awards have been introduced called the “The big idea, small budget award“. The NGO’s winning this award stand to receive a trophy and a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000. Big Idea, Small Budget category is for entries from small and medium sized non-profits whose annual budget is less than Rs 5 Crore and who have in the past 12-24 months demonstrated a successful new fund-raising idea or created a new stream of revenue on a minuscule budget.
Cash Awards for Winning NGO’s
Three NGO’s will be chosen under the national winners category and stand to win a cash prize of Rs 4,00,000.. Two other emerging NGO’s stand to win a cash prize of Rs 2,50,000.
Last year, the Awards saw more than 400 applications from NGO’s across India. Winners from 2014 include NGO’s such as The Save Life Foundation which is focused on emergency medical care across India and Sense International which works with deaf and blind children.
Leadership Development Program at Oxford University
Around 30 shortlisted NGO’s will be given the unique opportunity to be a part of the Future Leaders Programme 2015 – a 5 day residential course taught at the Oxford University. This programme has a top notch curriculum and is taught by professors from institutions such as the London Business School and is approximately worth Rs 5 Lakhs.
Video of 2014 Awardees.