CULTURAL FUNCTIONS GRANT SCHEME (CFGS)

SCHEME OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR SEMINARS, FESTIVALS AND EXHIBITIONS ON CULTURAL SUBJECTS BY NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS

Ministry of Culture announces the substantially modified ‘Scheme for Financial Assistance for Seminars, Festivals and Exhibitions on Cultural Subjects by Not-for-Profit Organisations’ or the Cultural Functions Grant Scheme (CFGS) in short. This Scheme, which provides financial support for seminars/symposia and research, etc., will now be open to assistance for holding festivals and exhibitions as well. All Not-for-Profit organizations, including the University Department/Centres are eligible to apply for this grant. The Government assistance which is limited to 75% of the project cost, has now a higher ceiling of Rs. 5 lakhs. Applications under the scheme can now be made round the year.

Applications are invited and the scheme as well as Application Form are available on the website of the Ministry: www.indiaculture.gov.in Organisations (excepting University Departments/Centres) that want to apply under the Scheme will first need to sign up/register with NGO Partnership National Portal: www.ngo.india.gov.in All filled up applications along with enclosures are required to be sent to Section Officer, S&F Section, NAI Building Back Side 2nd Floor Janpath Road, New Delhi-110001. The application should be addressed to the Section Officer (S&F), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, New Delhi. For any clarification please contact Section Officer (S&F) at Telephone No. 011-23389608.
The Scheme shall remain open throughout the year, but applications, duly filled in, would be taken up for consideration by the Expert Committee once every 6 to 10 weeks.