Scheme Details

Scheme Name : Scheme for financial assistance for research support to voluntary organization engaged in cultural activities. i.e. literary, visual and performing arts

Ministry / Department/Organization: Ministry of Culture

Sponsored By: Central Government

Funding Pattern:The grant is restricted to 75%of the expenditure subject to a maximum of Rs s.3.00 lakhs per project recommended by the Expert Committee. This is released in 2 installments with the first installment as 75% of the grant.

Description:Financial assistance may be given for the following purposes:
(a) Holding of conference, seminars and symposia and undertaking small research projects, etc. on important cultural matters.
(b) To meet expenditure on activities of development nature like conduct of surveys, pilot projects, etc.

Beneficiaries Beneficiaries: Individual, Community
Benefits: Any other

How to avail
Eligibility Criteria:
Eligibility Criteria: The scheme covers voluntary organizations which are engaged in cultural activities and are doing research in different aspects of Indian Culture as related to its traditions and philosophy, etc. They should be of all India character or of National fame and should have been functioning for at least three years and registered under the Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1860). The scheme will not, however, be applicable to such organizations or institutions as are functioning as religious institutions, public libraries, universities or schools.

How to avail:
Eligible organizations / Individuals may apply for prepare proposal to Suvidha Seva Kendra.

(a) Such institutions or organizations as mentioned above should, in order to qualify for a grant, have a properly constituted managing body with its powers, duties and responsibilities clearly defined and laid in the form of a written constitution.
(b) Its financial position should be sound.
(c) It should have facilities, resources, personnel and experience to initiate the scheme for which a grant is required.
(d) It should give a certificate that funds have not been obtained from any other Government agency for the same purpose.