The World Bank handed out Rs. 4 million of grant money directly to eight non-governmental organizations recently.
This model of directly supporting community-based work is a new concept promoted by the World Bank who in the past has only directly lent to governments.rn
rnThe bank says there were over 300 applications of which they chose 8 projects for the grant ranging from helping the differently abled to aiding families of migrant workers.rn
rnldblquote We designed the program in such a way so that it helps the NGO activities, so you can improve your impact,
dblquote said Peter Harrold, Country Director, World Bank speaking at the presentation.rn
rnThe small grants program is aimed at empowering civil society organizations to play a wider role in development work of the country.
The program has a proven track record in other developing countries around the world by taking some of the smaller burdens off the central governments.rn