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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Last 10 days left to apply for two awards: the India NGO Awards 2013-14 & the AmeriCares Spirit of Humanity Awards 2013-14

It has never been so good before- two awards to recognise and celebrate great work, one for development in general and the other for health care in particular, both open at the same time and would be closing on 15th Feb, 2014. We encourage you to apply for both awards if you meet the qualifying criteria. We promote awards because they shine light on great work, provide support to deserving organisations, enhance credibility, generate awareness for the cause and the organisations. Awards also help you interact with experts and network with peers.

GuideStar India, India’s leading provider of NGO information with more than 4300 NGOs on its portal, including your organisation, is pleased to remind you to apply for the following Awards:

a)    Apply for India NGO Awards 2013-14. 
b)  Apply for AmeriCares India’s Spirit of Humanity Awards.

We have further simplified the application process for both awards.

If you are into social development serving any cause, apply for India NGO Awards
If you are into Healthcare, apply for
AmeriCares India’s Spirit of Humanity Awards


·    The three national winners will receive a trophy and cash prize of Rs 4,00,000 to be used to strengthen their internal systems and processes
·    The Rising Star winner will receive a trophy and cash prize of INR 2,50,000/- to be used to strengthen their internal systems and processes
·    All finalists will be profiled in a casebook, which is disseminated at the grand Awards ceremony and through the Resource Alliance website
·      Finalists will be offered 5 days of one-to-one mentoring to strengthen their internal systems and processes


The Awards aim to advance the country’s non-profit sector by promoting financial and organisational sustainability and strengthening community support of civil society.

Who can apply/ participate:

  •  All organisations registered in India as Trusts, Societies and Section 25 companies that have been working for a minimum of three years on social and environmental transformation are eligible.
  • Organisations that propagate political or religious doctrines are excluded from participation.
  • National Award Winners from the last two years are not eligible to apply. However, previous finalists are eligible to apply

Steps to nominate your organisation for India NGO Awards 2013-14:

To fill the online application form for the award, please click this link

      After submitting the online form, send documents as mentioned in the online form  by email to  OR courier documents on a CD the following directly to the Resource Alliance clearly stating organisation name and GSN/ ITPAN

      Download the Declaration in hard copy and send by post/ courier to:
India NGO Awards Team 
The Resource Alliance 
B-4/106, (Basement), Safdarjung Enclave, 
New Delhi 110 029 Tel: 011-4135 4766.

Last date:15th Feb, 2014

·     Award Prize amount
·     Organization : Rs. 1 lakh
·     Individual / PSG :- Rs. 50,000
·     Certificate of Excellence
·     Trophy
·     Your application will be reviewed by experts and nominees will get to present to an eminent jury and get their feedback and advice.
·     Representatives from NGOs nominated for the award will spend a whole day with AmeriCares India Foundation.
·     Get to interact with peers  and experts.
·     Travel Expense for two ( 3 tier AC).
·     Stay Expense (Modest).
·     Logistics (in city travel expense).
·      In-house & media coverage.
·      Opportunity to meet CSR heads to share your work
·      Opportunity to expand your  work in your area
·      Learning opportunity to prepare for other awards and challenges.

The objective of the awards is to provide a platform and recognise unprecedented and exemplary work in the field through rigorous search, nomination and selection of people or organizations by using a transparent process, an independent jury and third party oversight.

Who can apply/ participate:

A)  Organizations (NGO's)- Organization should be registered and operational for a minimum of three financial years.
B) Patient Support Groups (PSGs)- PSG should be a formal group working for a minimum of two years.
C) Individuals- Individuals should be working in the desired/ assigned field of excellence for at least five years.

Steps to nominate your organisation for Spirit of Humanity Awards 2013-14:

 Please download the Word Form from
      Send the complete Form and Power point presentation in a CD with the required documents as mentioned in the form to:
Aiswarya Vijayadharan, AmeriCares Foundation, Seagull House, 1st floor, P.No. 6, Shivaj Colony, Chakala, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai 400099.
             Tel No: 022 65568098, 
                           022 23894452

Last date:15th Feb, 2014

If you have any questions, please contact Vineeta Chechani of GuideStar India on 022-26856900/ 98/ 99 and email

You will be surprised that if you dedicate some time to apply for these awards, you could be getting ready with your planning for the next financial year! The application for one award will help you fill most parts for the other. This could be an exercise in reflecting upon your work and getting re-energised with passion for your cause this Valentine’s day!

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