Saturday, February 9, 2013

Fundraising opportunity / water and sanitation / 2013 India Development Marketplace

Dear nonprofit partners,

My colleagues and I would like to make you aware of a funding opportunity in India that could include WASH programs, especially if they target women and children: the 2013 India Development Marketplace (DM) through the World Bank.

DEADLINE: February, 20th, 2013

These grants are limited to for-profit and nonprofit organizations registered in India. [Please forward this announcement to your partners working in India.]

Target States in India:
-          Madhya Pradesh
-          Chhattisgarh
-          Jharkhand

What the India Development Marketplace (DM) is Looking For:
The DM is seeking to support scalable, replicable social enterprise projects with the potential for significantly improving lives and access to public goods and services for underserved poor communities. Projects that demonstrate appreciable impact in these areas are provided financial assistance, backed by strong need-based technical assistance in order that they may scale and/or replicate their efforts.

Projects should be operational for at least 2 years in the target regions listed above and be able to demonstrate a track record of successful project implementation. Projects operational for 2 years in any other State – and proposing to replicate or scale in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand are also invited to apply. These projects must demonstrate a track record of successful project implementation and an ability to replicate their model into more than one geographic region within India.

How to Apply
You can apply online for the program at: by 11:30pm on February 20th, 2013.

Winners announced in April 2013
Disbursal of Grants in June 2013
Acceleration support, capacity building and technical advisory support from April 2013 to June 2014

 *** At WASH Advocates, we see this as an invaluable opportunity for WASH organizations doing vital work in India to receive funding. The February 20th application deadline is fast approaching. ***

All the best, and good luck. Please keep us posted if you have success with this!

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