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Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation – Tobacco Free India Grants 2020-22

The Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation partners with charitable and philanthropic initiatives and developmental enterprises by funding and mentoring programs that enable better access to healthcare, governance, education, livelihoods, and art and culture. Its focus areas include promoting excellence among individuals, improving the quality of life for socially and economically disadvantaged communities, and promoting and protecting Indian traditions. Recognizing the health hazards of tobacco abuse, the Foundation lays equal emphasis on cancer prevention. One of the key interventions is based on support towards tobacco control initiatives. Towards this, every year, the Foundation provides grants to organizations and individuals for their commendable work in the area of tobacco control.
Grant Objectives:
  1. Decrease in number of tobacco prevalence amongst the stakeholders like teachers, Sarpanch, MPHW, police and NGO, and partner NGO’s employees etc.
  2. Increase in awareness level of the teachers, students, NGOs, health workers police on ill effects of tobacco usage and COTPA.
  3. Effective implementation of section 4, 5 and 6 A and B and rules of COTPA thereunder.
  4. Making tobacco free schools and villages as per the guideline of Salaam Mumbai Foundation based on CBSE guideline.
Activities to be done:
  • Support or conduct Training of Trainers for Master Trainers and trainings for Block Education Officer, Block level teachers etc. in awareness and advocacy for tobacco control.
  • Conduct sensitization meetings with Police, FDA, PHC, Sarpanch etc.
  • Facilitate media workshop and create awareness through media
  • Monitoring activities of cluster level coordinator
  • Collect monthly information about implementation of COTPA from FDA and Police
  • Facilitate oral check up camp by Primary Health Centre
  • Intensive tobacco control programme in one selected village to make the village tobacco free
Period: April 2020 to March 2022
Maximum Grant available:
A maximum amount of Rs. 10,00,000/- are available for up to five deserving organizations and maximum amount of Rs. 50000/- for up to ten individuals working in tobacco control.
Eligibility Criteria for NGOs –
  1. The focus is on organisations working in rural and small town areas (population less than 1 million).
  2. Organisations working with the government at advocacy level on implementation of COTPA at district level will be highly preferred.
  3. Previous grantees can reapply only after completing three years from the year they received the grant.
  4. Documents to be submitted–
    1. Past activities in tobacco control (Narrative report, audio and video documentation, awards or recognition received)
    2. Audited accounts for last three years
    3. Memorandum of Association and Trust Deed
    4. Sources of funds received during last three years
    5. 80 G certificate
    6. 12 A certificate
    7. Copy of Pan card
  5. Any incomplete application will be rejected.
Eligibility Criteria for Individuals –
  1. A Special focus will be given to Teachers, Principals, Community Health Workers, Sarpanch and local leaders from rural communities and small town population.
  2. Demonstrate innovative, motivational leadership impacting communities towards tobacco control.
  3. Minimum of three years of past experience in the field of tobacco control.
  4. Previous awardees can reapply only after completing three years from the year they received the award.
  5. Documents to be submitted–
    1. Complete biodata
    2. Scanned copies of images and other documents about the work accomplished
    3. Testimonials from beneficiaries
    4. Endorsement of work by a local authority (District Collector)
    5. Name and contact details of at least three organizations which are conversant with your work
    6. Copy of the PAN card
  • Any incomplete application will be rejected.
Important Dates:
Applications open: 1st January 2020
Last date for submission of applications: 30th January 2020
Project expected to be initiated from April 2018