Small-Scale Initiatives

Small actions at the local community level can have big positive impact. The National Social Inclusion Foundation invites applications for funding, under its Funding Instrument F4: Supporting Small-Scale Initiatives, for micro and small-scale projects aimed at improving the wellbeing of poor and vulnerable groups/communities and promoting social inclusion.  


NGOs meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply for funding.

  1. The applicant must be duly registered with the NSIF. 
  2. The applicant must be a small NGO with an average annual budget over the last two years of around Rs1m or less.
  3. The applicant must not be beneficiary of a Government grant. 
  4. The applicant must not have applied for an NSIF Programme Grant for the year 2021 to support its ongoing programmes. 
  5. Collaborative partnerships of NGOs may apply provided the lead applicant satisfies the above criteria. The lead organisation will bear accountability for stewardship of funds awarded by the NSIF.


  • Applications should be made on the prescribed Application Form downloadable below.
  • All applications must be submitted by email on the following address [email protected] 
  • The deadline for submission of applications is 15:00 on Monday 7 June 2021. 

Information and Guidance

  • The Guidelines for Application of Funds can be downloaded below. 
  • For any further information and guidance, please contact the NSIF Help Desk at [email protected] or 2602406.