How we work

How we make grants

Rigorously designed programs based on facts and science and with a view to achieving quantifiable outcomes that focus on following categories will be funded.

Focus areas:

  • Digital Inclusion: Using digital technologies for development.
    E.g. Community development through ICT; Using technology to serve people with disabilities )
  • Education
  • Health
  • Disaster Preparedness and Response
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Heritage and Culture
  • Empowering Neglected Segments
  • Strategic relationships with stakeholders

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for Dialog’s funding or in-kind assistance, projects should meet the following criteria:

  • Have a clear, long-term objective
  • Should be aligned with Dialog’s corporate responsibility outreach objectives
  • Should benefit a significant number of people in the local community
  • Should either be a legally registered charity organization, government school, government hospital or a local authority-administered village centre*.
  • All Requests should be written or endorsed by the Head of Organisation.
  • Should be able to present a budget/material utilisation plan
  • Should be able to report the progress/results at regular intervals

What we do not fund

  • Requests from individuals.
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion or any other ascriptive identities.
  • Funds to pay down operating deficits or loans
    One-off events that are not sustainable or do not have any long-term impact
  • Projects or institutions receiving support from direct or indirect competitors of Dialog
  • Fundraisers for purposes other than raising awareness or funding a cause falling under categories mentioned in Section 2. (However, the request will be rejected unless the event is organised directly by or with direct involvement of the recipient organisation and a satisfactory budget is presented with a commitment to minimum percentage of proceeds going to the cause).
  • Religious causes
  • To/events organised by political parties, candidates or political programmes
  • To/events organised by fraternal or civic organizations that exclude other members of the community
  • Programs designed to promote religious or political doctrines or personalities
  • Programs outside the geographic markets we serve