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.

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.

Swayam Shikshan Prayog is empowering 8,000 women farmers in Maharashtra through resilient farming systems. It is also strengthening and mainstreaming the Sakhi Food Security Agriculture Model. It identifies and trains women as Community Resource Persons so that they can mobilise women farmers, and ensure their access to benefits and government agricultural schemes.  

Swayam started in 1995 as a feminist organisation committed to advancing women's rights and ending inequality and violence against women and children. The grant will help them to provide counselling and legal support to 1,746 survivors of violence and their families opening up more access to their rights. This will enable them to take control of their lives and move forward with dignity and self-confidence.

Swayam is reducing gender-based domestic violence by mobilising boys and men. It conducts public awareness campaigns and trains boys and men to respond and prevent domestic violence, in Kolkata and 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

Sampark Established in 1991, Sampark works with rural women towards social and economic empowerment by building people’s institutions such as self-help groups and cooperatives and with urban construction migrant workers and their families to create awareness and to ensure that they can access their entitlements in health, education, financial inclusions, social protections and legal literacy. Our grant will support them to expand their work to 3000 new migrant workers.

Sanchaya Nele Started in 2002, Sanchaya Nele focuses on preventing atrocities against Dalit women and young girls across 25 districts in Karnataka by raising awareness around  laws - SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005; RTI Act 2005, preventing bonded labour and by conducting several rescue missions. The grant will help them continue their program with 200 Dalit women to empower them to fight against discrimination and atrocities, and ensure access to Rights, Entitlements and Justice by formation of 12 Karnataka Dalit Mahila Vedike Committees, training of women leaders and 2 Dalit advocates to fight cases of atrocities and discrimination..

Geography: 12 taluks of Davangere and Chitradurga district, Karnataka

Sangama is a non-governmental organisation started in 2001 that works primarily with non-English speaking sexual minorities like lesbians, bisexuals, homosexuals, gays, transgenders, sex workers, and victims of HIV. Sangama improves access to health services, entitlements, and livelihood opportunities through community mobilisation, advocacy, and sensitisation programmes. This grant will allow Sangama to provide support to 1,500 transgender people by engaging in Community Organising, addressing the health needs of the community through Namma Clinics, and achieving economic and financial stability.