Through SAMBAL Project Initiative, Rise Against Hunger India is aiming to ensure that household consumption of food has improved. Also, they have been adequately prepared to cope with shocks and disasters. In that sense, this initiative cannot be called a typical Income-Generation Project. Income augmentation can be a means but not the goal of this initiative.


  • Partnering with the small grassroot non-profit organizations (whose annual turnover from all sources is not more than 25 lakhs per-annum)

  • Must be registered in the same region for which applying for SAMBAL grant and must have a presence of at least 3 years in the area in any of the clusters listed in the RFP (please refer to the detailed RFP document attached).

  • Must be willing to work with limited resources and open to receive small grants (upper limit 5 lakhs)

  • Preference will be given to organizations working in the most marginalized areas and with most unreached communities in the geographies, including the migrant populations due to COVID 19.

  • Organizations having a credible track record and experience in improving and strengthening livelihoods projects/interventions.

  • Must have a functional Board (must have met regularly for the past 2 years and recorded their minutes of the meeting)

  • Organizations that can demonstrate implementation of successful projects with limited resources (less than 10% admin) and with significant community contributions/participation.

  • Organizations meeting the legal compliances and norms of good governance and accountability.

  • Willing to work on a small grant support program

  • Grant funding will be for a period of one year to 18 to 24 months (upon successful completion, the project can be scaled up and extended to new geographies)

  • Rise Against Hunger will select project ideas based on the strength of the concept and probability of reaching results. RAHI team will work with successful partners in refining, strengthening and finalizing the proposal

Note: It is not expected for an organization to submit application for all Districts or even a full District within a cluster. Rather, the applications should be for smaller group of villages within the identified clusters preferably where the organization is located and/or currently working.


  1. Application launch date – October 16, 2020

  2. Last date of submission December 10, 2020

  3. Last date of submission – December 10, 2020 (revised)

  4. First scrutiny and review – December 16, 2020

  5. Notification and contact with the short-listed applicants – January 7, 2021

  6. Budget and MOU signing for the selected projects – January 31, 2021

  7. Project launch – March 01, 2021

Detailed RFP - read this document for the background information on this opportunity.

SAMBAL PROJECT - Detailed RFP for Online.pdf

Grant Application Form (To be Filled Online)