Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from Arghyam. This is to inform you that our grants envelope for the financial year 2016 has been fully met, and we are not reviewing further applications at present. Applications for the next tranche will be announced here as soon as we reopen the receipt and review process.
Our view is that practical work and advocacy together follow a structured route that leads to change for the better – the provision of safe water and reliable sanitation in both rural and urban habitations. Arghyam ‘s partners accumulate their own data, perform their own action research and then we work in more detail with them to use the insight and learning for policy change and to guide advocacy. Wherever possible we prefer that the public goods that have been invested in by the government are used (this means the physical water and sanitation assets built for public use); in this we encourage our partners to design their ‘software’ (the training, knowledge, capacity-building) to build upon the existing public goods.