Apply for The Habitats Trust Grants - India

The Habitats Trust Grants offer funding of up to INR 1,00,00,000 for conservation projects in India, emphasizing lesser-known species and critical habitats. Three grant categories target different project scopes, including holistic conservation, on-ground action, and urgent gap filling. Eligibility criteria vary for organisations and individuals. Deadlines for the Conservation and Action Grants are set for July 1, 2024, while the Seed Grant accepts applications on a rolling basis.

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Apply for The Habitats Trust Grants - India

Donor Name: The Habitats Trust Grants

Grant Size: INR 3,00,000 to INR 1,00,00,000

Category: Grant

Grant Categories:

  1. HT Conservation Grant (INR 1,00,00,000)

    • Supports organisations focusing on India’s conservation challenges, especially for lesser-known species and critical habitats.
    • Intended for promoting holistically designed conservation efforts.
    • Administered for three years.
    • Given to two shortlisted applicants.
  2. THT Action Grant (INR 25,00,000)

    • Supports individuals and organisations working on-ground action conservation projects.
    • Focuses on lesser-known species and/or habitats requiring urgent conservation intervention.
    • Administered for two years.
    • Given to three shortlisted applicants.
  3. THT Seed Grant (Up to INR 3,00,000)

    • Aims to fill an urgent and critical gap in conservation action.
    • Focuses on lesser-known species and critical habitats.
    • Administered for up to one year.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. THT Conservation Grant

    • Open only to organisations.
    • Organisation must have completed 5 years of functional existence in India by 31st March 2024.
    • Must have at least 3 years of experience in conservation projects.
    • Average expenditure over the last three financial years must be ≥ INR 50 lakhs.
    • Must be a registered not-for-profit entity in India.
    • Must have registration u/s 12AB of the Income-tax Act, 1961.
    • Must have an 80G certificate and CSR-1 certificate.
    • Must be willing to present necessary documents if shortlisted.
  2. THT Action Grant

    • Open to organisations and individuals.
    • Organisations must have completed 2 years of functional existence in India by 31st March 2024.
    • Must have at least 2 years of experience in conservation projects.
    • Individuals must be based in India for the project duration and not full-time employees of any registered not-for-profit entity.
    • Must have a valid bank account in India, PAN card, and Aadhaar card.
    • Successful recipients cannot pursue full-time academic studies during the project period.
  3. THT Seed Grant

    • Open to organisations and individuals.
    • Projects must be carried out in India.
    • Application must be in English and budget in INR.
    • Not for postgraduate or Ph.D. studies.
    • Not for infrastructure establishment or establishment of NGOs.
    • Not more than 10% can be allotted towards personnel cost.

Deadlines:

  • THT Conservation Grant and THT Action Grant: 1 July 2024
  • THT Seed Grant: Rolling Basis

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