The Sparsha Trust was set up in 2005 to provide a safe home for children in need of care. It gave access to food and clothing, and equipped them with skills to help develop their confidence. Since 2011, Sparsha Trust has been running 1 shelter for the homeless in Bangalore with the space allotted by the Bangalore City Corporation. Through the grant, the Sparsha Trust will support 5 out the 7 existing shelters that have been set up at the cost of approximately Rs 6 lakhs per shelter, provided by the government. As the lead NGO, the funds will be managed by the Sparsha Trust, which will distribute it equally to the 3 shelter NGOs, namely Sparsha Trust-1, CURDS-2 and ICDSS-2, and oversee their effective functioning with Dream India Network.
SPREAD is delivering better nutrition to 3.5 lakh Adivasi households, benefiting 2 lakh children in Anganwadis, through social audits and a more responsive Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) system. Across 24 blocks and 240 Gram Panchayats of Bolangir, Kalahandi, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Nuapada districts of Odisha.
Sopan - Early Intervention for children on the autism spectrum, who are from resource-poor families and residing in the suburbs of Mumbai to provide children with autism therapeutic, educational and vocational services and counselling for their parents; and run household surveys in urban slums of Mumbai to identify new cases of autism and connect the children (and families) to the centre.
SRUTI is facilitating the building of youth leadership through rigorous training programmes and modules that look at needs-assessments, socio-cultural and economic perspectives in Madhya Pradesh.
Swadhikar was founded in 1998 and is a coalition of over 300 Dalit and Adivasi NGOs, Community Based Organisations (CBOs), academics and activists working across 16 states. They focus on improving access to justice, economic rights, women’s rights and global Dalit rights. The grant will support them with their justice programme, to promote better implementation of the Prevention of Atrocities Act, and provide legal and psycho-social support to survivors of caste-based atrocities and police violence. Additionally, the grant will also support their Economic Rights programme that manages budgetary allocation and expenditure under the Special Component and Tribal Sub Plans for Dalits and Adivasis.
SRIJAN is working with small and marginal farmers among the rural poor in order to overcome their vulnerability. It is doing so by building-up community institutions, raising annual incomes of farmers by Rs 50,000 and creating sustainable replicable livelihoods cluster models.