Ministry of Culture’s Scheme of Financial Assistance for Cultural Programmes to Indian NGOs

The Government of India has decided to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore and has constituted a National Committee under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister and a National Implementation Committee under the Finance Minister, to plan and take up commemorative programmes and projects at the national and international level.

The National Committee has decided that Ministry of Culture may support initiatives by civil society organizations in organizing appropriate commemorative programmes. The National Implementation Committee has decided that the Ministry may launch a scheme on the lines of the Cultural Functions Grant Scheme of the Ministry of Culture, but with a decentralized structure of operation and hence this scheme.

The scheme will be known as the ‘Scheme of Financial Assistance for Cultural Programmes Organized by Not-for-profit Organizations to Commemorate 150 Years of Rabindranath Tagore’, and its short name is ‘Tagore Commemoration Grant Scheme (TCGS)’.

The scheme will cover assistance to all forms of ‘not-for-profit’ organizations, including Societies, Trusts, Universities (including University’s Centres and Institutions, but not its Departments), Research Institutions, Government-assisted Organizations etc.

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