Grants for Empowering Marginalised Communities in Sri Lanka

Grants for Empowering Marginalised Communities in Sri Lanka

Grants for Empowering Marginalised Communities in Sri Lanka

NTT Announces Call for Proposals for Empowering Marginalised Communities and Vulnerable Groups - Sri Lanka. The Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust (NTT) has announced a call for proposals under ‘Empowering marginalised communities and vulnerable groups across Sri Lanka.


This call for proposals seeks to strengthen civil society and community efforts that aim to make a contribution towards the socio-economic empowerment of vulnerable communities across the country.

Type of projects/activities that may be supported include, but are not restricted to:

  • Support to establish/strengthen cooperatives and provide assistance. In particular, increase women’s participation in entities such as, fishermen association, farmers association, rural development societies, etc.
  • Support infrastructure development, such as agro wells and water pumping equipment to increase access to water.
  • Promote eco-friendly agriculture practices.
  • Promote the entrepreneurial capacity of beneficiaries.
  • Activities to promote technological advancements to increase productivity in the agricultural and fisheries sectors and strengthen market linkages, value chain development, post-harvest technology, generate off farm development, etc.
  • Support activities to create community awareness on land rights and land related policies.
  • Activities to ensure feasible income sources through the introduction of new business models to create livelihood and employment opportunities for families in the plantation sector.

    Funding Information

  • NTT will award grants ranging from LKR 3,000,000 to LKR 5,000,000.
  • The anticipated grant duration is 12 months.

    Eligibility Criteria

  • Only one application per organisation can be submitted.
  • Eligible grant recipients include duly registered community-based organisations (CBOs), local nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), local not-for-profit organisations, duly registered youth groups, federations, cooperatives, etc.
  • Applicants should demonstrate prior experience in implementing similar activities.
  • Organisations without a valid registration will not be considered.
  • Sub-granting is not allowed.
  • Grant applications from individuals will not be accepted.
  • NTT will not consider applications received from government institutions/departments and organisations with political affiliations.

    Apply by 20th June.

    For more information and application details, see; Grants for Empowering Marginalised Communities in Sri Lanka

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