The Revitalising Rainfed Agriculture (RRA) Network brings together civil society organisations, researchers and others interested in the issues of rainfed areas. The network advocates for a differentiated agricultural policy and support systems in favour of rainfed areas in India. We offer a work environment that challenges you, encourages creativity and rewards performance.
Transforming rural livelihoods and lives Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation is an independent Society set up by the Government of India to foster and facilitate civil society action in partnership with government for transforming the livelihoods and lives of people in areas such as the Central Indian Adivasi belt, which would be the initial geography of focus of the Foundation.
We invite proposals from prospective partner organizations. The geographical focus of these proposals should be the central Indian tribal belt in the states of Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat. Proposals must be for projects to be implemented in these blocks, which have more than 20% Scheduled Tribe population.
Proposal outline All proposals would require four elements:
Leveraging resources from government flagship programmes and/or banks
Co-financing by at least one other donor
Focus on tribal, especially women’s empowerment
Capacity building activities of CSOs/PRIs
An indicative outline of the proposal is given below:
an introduction to the organization and its work
description of the area and the target communities
profile of the problem(s) sought to be addressed through the intervention
a description of what needs to be done to redress these problems
a justification of how this fits into the approach and priorities of BRLF
outline of activities, outputs and outcomes with clear timelines
budget along with details of leverage and co-finance
A covering letter from the Chief Functionary (bearing her signature) addressed to the Chief Executive Officer of BRLF should accompany the proposals. Proposals may be submitted by email to Zulfiquar Haider, CEO, BRLF at
along with scanned copies of the above documents. BRLF will acknowledge receipt of proposals by email.
The BRLF Call for Proposals is an ongoing process and will remain open till we have reached the limit that we can support in any given year. At that point, we will announce the Call for Proposals as closed.
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