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Financial Assistance to Differently Abled for Stage Programmes

Awareness Generation and Publicity Scheme has been launched in September, 2014 and is operational from the current Financial Year 2014-15 onward. Components admissible for assistance under the scheme includes setting up of a help line for online counselling of the PwDs, content development, publications and new media, organizing national events, participation in the international initiatives or to support various schemes organized by NGOs or self-help groups, volunteer service / outreach programme for sensitizing commercial establishment and employers, recreation and tourism, participation in community radio, media activities. So far, in the current financial year, 43 number of proposals have been received for financial assistance..

The following types of organization are eligible under the scheme:-

(i) Self-help groups

(ii) Advocacy and self-advocacy organizations.

(iii) Parents & Community Organizations working for mobilization and bring about change in social attitude

(iv) Psychological and emotional support service

(v) Community based rehabilitation organizations

(vi) Organizations working for stress management and social isolation eradication

(vii) Organizations working for labour market programmes, vocational training, social insurance, providing support services to PwDs.

(viii) Organization seeking grant should be a not for profit organization with 3 years standing as a society or a Public Trust and with good track record.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.


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