HCL invite nominations for HCL Grant 2019 from NGOs across India

New Delhi, India, April, 2018 HCL Foundation announces its fourth consecutive year of the HCL Grant and invites applications from NGOs contributing towards rural development. HCL Grant recognizes the NGOs that strive for transformation through path breaking work and have good governance and institutional mechanisms. Applications are invited from NGOs who are working with the commitment to strive for transformation in the areas of Education, Health and Environment.

The third edition of HCL Grant witnessed anoverwhelming response from the participants as it received 3449 entries in allthree categories from across the country, representing almost every Indianstate, as well as union territories.

The first three editions of HCLGrant have been endorsed by senior most leadership of the country,Former President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Honorable Ministerof Finance and Corporate Affairs, Mr. Arun Jaitely andHonorable Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh who felicitated therecipients and also complimented HCL on the institutionalization of a mechanismfor Corporate Social Responsibility through CSR.

“We are receiving some wonderful concepts from NGOswho are working in their particular areas and making a difference. We at HCLare excited to start this journey again and help these NGOs to contributetowards the betterment of society”, said Ms. Nidhi Pundhir, Director -CSR and Head - HCL Foundation

The NGOs will be shortlisted by entrusted eminent jurypanel through a transparent selection process which is focused on both the“Idea” as well as the NGO’s ability to transform those ideas into implementableprojects that sustainably brings about positive rural transformation. Theeminent Jury for third edition of HCL Grant comprised of Ms. Robin Abrams– Former President of Palm Computing, and the longest-serving Board member ofHCL Technologies, Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia- Chairperson of Indian Council forResearch on International Economic Relations, Mr B.S. Baswan -- FormerDirector, Indian Institute of Public Administration and Civil Servant, Mr.Richard Lariviere – President and CEO, Field Museum, Chicago and FormerPresident of the University of Oregon, Ms. Pallavi Shroff – Managing Partner ofShardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. and Mr. Shiv Nadar – Founder &Chairman, HCL.

The applicants fulfilling the eligibility criteria arerequired to fill the #Apply" target="_blank">online application form and project proposal form.Scalability, sustainability, relevance, innovation and financial modelling aresome of the key attributes that become qualifying criteria for HCL Grantbesides the eligibility criteria that apply.

To know more or apply and check the eligibilitycriteria, please visit http://hclgrant.hcltech.com/home

In case of any queries please write to hclgrant@hcl.com

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