• Download the Concept Note Form (English.PDF)
    • Fill in your project idea
    • Email it to us at grants@arghyam.org
    • You can also post it to us at our address (click here for our address)
    • The applicant will be informed of Arghyam’s interest within 3 weeks.
    • A positive decision will require submission of a detailed proposal, in a template which will be shared with the applicant at that point.
    • If required, a visit may be made to the organization and/or project location.
    • All queries are addressed through dialogue.
    • On approval of the proposal by Arghyam management, a draft MoU is prepared and sent to the Partner Organization for comments.
    • After necessary, mutually agreed modifications, the MoU is signed between Arghyam and the partner organization.
    • The entire process may take up to three months. Applicants are requested to keep this in mind while applying.
  1. Grant requests are accepted throughout the year. There is no specific time for applying to Arghyam for a grant.


  2. Arghyam supports charitable organisations registered under any of the following:

    Trusts Act, Society’s Act or as a section 25 Company.

    To be eligible for Arghyam’s support, the organisation must possess:

    • Certificate of registration, and
    • 12 A certificate and 80 G certificate from the Income Tax Department

    Arghyam does not support individuals or for-profit companies.

  3. Arghyam considers support for activities and interventions in the following areas

    • Groundwater and sanitation focus projects that are aligned with Arghyam’s programmatic approach.
    • Projects that work with marginalised communities in rural and urban areas.
    • Capacity building of communities to understand and respond to their local water and sanitation needs.
    • Innovative projects that have potential for scale and  knowledge improvement.
    • Projects that demonstrate efficiency in cost per beneficiary, last mile reach, sustainability of outcome over time, institutionalization of successful efforts, etc.
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