The HCL Grant  – 3 rd edition

Message from HCL Foundation

HCL Foundation is the CSR arm of HCL Technologies. During last two consecutive years it rolled out Edition 1 & 2 of one of the biggest CSR grants of India, called The HCL Grant. It is an annual series. The HCL Grant aims to strengthen THE FIFTH ESTATE – The NGOs – and thus contribute to nation-building.

HCL Foundation has announced the Edition 3 (2017-18) of the HCL Grant. Please refer the document below for details. The HCL Grant application portal is already live and open to receive proposals online, from NGOs at under Environment, Education and Health Categories for a Grant of INR 5 Cr each for a project for 5 years in rural development. The last date to receive applications is June 05th, 2017. You are advised to register now and start working on your application, should you be willing to apply.

Do please note that the Eligibility Criteria for Environment Category has been relaxed to an annual average budget of INR 50L p.a. and legal age of the NGO to 05 years. Please read the Eligibility Criteria. For any questions related to HCL Grant, please read FAQs on website. For any further queries, write to

While the HCL Grant application portal is open, for NGOs to better understand the CSR law and the CSR Grants, HCL Foundation is conducting a series of pan India Symposiums: “CSR for Nation Building: The HCL Grant: Pan India Symposiums”in partnership with Shaktishi and local partners.

YUVSATTA CHANDIGARH is proud to host Symposium in Chandigarh on 2nd May, 2017 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. It will be held at Chandigarh Press Club- Sector 27-B, near Amar Jain HostelChandigarh. 

Senior level CSR experts will address the participants during the symposium. You will also be able to clarify any doubts regarding the HCL Grant application process/proposal/methodology, from the representatives of HCL Foundation directly.

Tentative Agenda for the day is as follows

12:00 – 1:00 pm- Registration and  Lunch

1:00 pm – 1.15 pm- Introduction by Local Partner- Yuvsatta

1.45 pm – 2.45 pm- Discussion: Sectoral gaps insights, opportunities and lesson learnt from guests on (Education, Health, Environment)

2.45 pm – 3:00 pm – Light Tea

3 pm – 4.30 pm – HCL Grant Presentation

4.30 pm – 5 pm – Q & A

5 pm – 5:10 pm – Vote of Thanks

Please confirm your attendance for the symposium to hclgrant@hcl.comwith cc to along with the following information latest by 30th April, 2017. Kindly keep the Subject line same when replying.  

  1. Name of Organization
  2. No. of Participants (maximum 2)
  3. Contact details (mobile number)

Please note, there is no fee to attend this session.

We encourage you to share this mail with all your network of NGOs such that they can take advantage of this opportunity.


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