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Scheme to provide Financial Assistance for Cultural Seminars, Workshops to Non-Profit Organizations

Name of the scheme: Scheme of Financial Assistance for Seminars Festivals and Exhibitions on Cultural Subjects by not-for – Profit Organizations

Purpose: The scheme covers all ‘not-for-profit’ organizations, including Societies, Trusts and Universities, for supporting the seminars, research, workshops, festivals and exhibitions, etc. organized by them on different aspects of Indian Culture.


  • The applicant organization that are voluntary organizations or NGOs, should, in order to qualify for the grant, have a properly constituted managing body with its powers, duties and responsibilities clearly defined and laid down in the form of a written constitution.
  • It must have tied up or planned the matching resources at least to the extent of 25 % of the project cost.
  • It should have facilities, resources, personnel and experience to take up the event/ project for which a grant is required.
  • Past experience of holding such functions, as applied for, would be given preference.

Quantum of assistance:

Grant would be restricted to 75% of the expenditure, subject to a maximum of Rs.5.00 lakhs per project as recommended by the Expert Committee.


The Grant will be released in two installments of 75% (First Installment) and 25% (Second Installment).

Mode of payments:

All payments will be made only through electronic transfers.

How to apply?

The Scheme is open throughout the year. The application in the prescribed proforma for grant under the Scheme may be sent to the following:


North Central Zone Cultural Centre (NCZCC),

14, CSP Singh Marg, Allahabad-211001.

Telephone No.  0532-2421855 0532-2423698.

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