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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 an overwhelming response from the participants as it received 3449 entries in all three categories from across the country, representing almost every Indian state, as well as union territories.
The first three editions of HCL Grant have been endorsed by senior most leadership of the country, Former President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Honorable Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Mr. Arun Jaitely and Honorable Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh who felicitated the recipients and also complimented HCL on the institutionalization of a mechanism for Corporate Social Responsibility through CSR.
“We are receiving some wonderful concepts from NGOs who are working in their particular areas and making a difference. We at HCL are excited to start this journey again and help these NGOs to contribute towards the betterment of society”, said Ms. Nidhi Pundhir, Director – CSR and Head – HCL Foundation
The NGOs will be shortlisted by entrusted eminent jury panel through a transparent selection process which is focused on both the “Idea” as well as the NGO’s ability to transform those ideas into implementable projects that sustainably brings about positive rural transformation. The eminent Jury for third edition of HCL Grant comprised of Ms. Robin Abrams – Former President of Palm Computing, and the longest-serving Board member of HCL Technologies, Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia- Chairperson of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, Mr B.S. Baswan — Former Director, Indian Institute of Public Administration and Civil Servant, Mr. Richard Lariviere – President and CEO, Field Museum, Chicago and Former President of the University of Oregon, Ms. Pallavi Shroff – Managing Partner of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. and Mr. Shiv Nadar – Founder & Chairman, HCL.
The applicants fulfilling the eligibility criteria are required to fill the online application form and project proposal form. Scalability, sustainability, relevance, innovation and financial modelling are some of the key attributes that become qualifying criteria for HCL Grant besides the eligibility criteria that apply.
To know more or apply and check the eligibility criteria, please visit http://hclgrant.hcltech.com/
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About HCL Grant
HCL Grant, an initiative by HCL Foundation, the philanthropic arm of HCL Technologies is a step towards recognition of the ‘The Fifth Estate’ contributing towards Nation Building. Started in 2015, it is a commitment by HCL to strengthen transformation in the areas of Education, Health and Environment, by reaching out to marginalized, isolated and underdeveloped rural communities, and achieve sustainable socio-economic development. A unique aspect of the HCL Grant is that the organizations are recognized not only based on the “idea”, but also for their power to transform ideas into implementable projects and thereby, transform Indian villages in a sustainable way. For more information please log on to www.hclfoundation.org/hcl-
About HCL Founded in 1976 as one of India’s original IT garage start-ups, HCL is a pioneer of modern computing with many firsts to its credit, including the introduction of the 8-bit microprocessor-based computer in 1978 well before its global peers. Today, the HCL Enterprise has a presence across varied sectors that include technology, healthcare and talent management solutions and comprises three companies – HCL Infosystems, HCL Technologies and HCL Healthcare. The enterprise generates annual revenues of over US $8 billion with more than 120,000 employees from 140 nationalities operating across 39 countries, including over 500 points of presence in India. For further information, visit www.hcl.com
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