CSR For Nation Building : The HCL Grant PAN India Symposium (Mumbai)

Organisation:  HCL Foundation

Event Duration:  22 May . 2017--22 May . 2017

Last Date To Apply:  Not Available

CSR For Nation Building : The HCL Grant PAN India Symposium (Mumbai)

You may already be aware that 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 http://hclgrant.hcltech.com/ 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.  http://hclgrant.hcltech.com/#Apply. For any questions related to HCL Grant, please read FAQs on website. For any further queries, write to hclgrant@hcl.com

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 BSE Sammaan and Shaktishi. 

BSE Sammaan would be hosting the ninth  Symposium of HCL Foundation on 22nd  May, 2017  from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm. The event will be held at BSE International Convention Hall, BSE Ltd, 1st Floor, PJ Towers, Dalal Street, Mumbai - 1

Please find here the google link of the venue- https://goo.gl/maps/TLcevemspLU2

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 - 1:00pm.

Registration and  Lunch: BSE Sammaan


1:00 pm - 1.15 pm

Introduction by Local Partner: BSE Sammaan


1.15 pm - 1.45 pm

The Purpose and Goals of Section 135 – the CSR Law: Shaktishi


1.45 pm - 2.45 pm.

Discussion: Sectoral gaps insights, opportunities and lesson learnt from guests on (Education, Health, Environment)

Moderator: Shaktishi


2.45 pm – 3:00 pm.

Light Tea


3 pm.- 4.30 pm. 

HCL Grant Presentation: HCL Foundation


4.30 pm - 5 pm.

Q & A : HCL Foundation


5 pm – 5:10 pm

Vote of Thanks : HCL Foundation

Please confirm your attendance for the symposium to hclgrant@hcl.com with cc to  info@shaktishi.com and along with the following information latest by 18th May, 2017. Kindly keep the Subject line same when replying.  

1. Name of Organization

2. No of participants (Max 2)

3. Contact details (mobile number)

Please note-

  • There is no fee to attend this session.
  • Participants have to carry valid government identity proof with them, at the time of the entry to BSE



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