Promoting Civil Society Action by supporting the resource gaps and building capacities of CSOs

The full benefits of the state’s outreach programs can only be realised by the poor, especially the Adivasis, when they are organised, are aware of their rights and entitlements, and have requisite capacities to demand, plan and implement livelihood enhancement projects. This is where CBOs come in, i.e., women’s self-help groups, producer groups, village committees, Gram Sabhas, etc.

Adivasi development requirements are best addressed, accessed, and redressed through increased numbers, greater capacities, and involvement. With Civil Society Organisations

  • BRLF supports resource gaps of selected CSO partners who have demonstrated promising outcomes in rural livelihoods through their innovations. 
  • Provide technical support to improve the quality of their work and build their capacities.
  • Initiate work on innovative approaches and pilots implemented at the grassroots, so they become the living laboratories of learning for replication and scaling up.
  • Maintain a database of promising innovations and their outcomes for adoption into the government’s development programming. 

BRLF provides funding support to a variety of projects across the breadth of the country, particularly in 10 states (Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra) that form the Central Indian Tribal Belt. Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) that have a local presence are selected through a multi-layered process adopted by BRLF to ensure that the desired results are produced through right strategies as well as great efforts.

Our Partner CSOs are:


High Impact Watershed Project

Lok Shakti Samiti, Raigarh
Samerth Charitable Trust
Sarguja Gramin Vikas Sansthan
Agrocrats Society for Rural Development
Chaupal Gramin Vikas Prashikshan Evam Shodh Sansthan
Sahabhagi Samaj Sevi Sanstha
Bastar Sewak Mandal
Samarthan Centre for Development Support
Sangata Sahabhagi Gramin Vikas Sansthan
Shamayita Math
Self Reliant Initiatives Through Joint Action (SRIJAN)
Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN)


Jiwi Daah Hasa

Tagore Society For Rural Development
Watershed Support Services & Activities Network (WASSAN)
Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN)
Kalamandir-The Celluloid Chapter Art Foundation
Network For Enterprise Enhancement and Development
Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development
Watershed Organisation Trust
Vikas Bharti Bishunpur
Jan Jagran Kendra
Action for Social Advancement
Gramin Vikas Trust


Call for Proposal 2017

Manav Jeevan Vikas Samiti, Gram Sudhar Samiti


TDD Maharashtra

BAIF Development Research Foundation
Gramin Yuva Pragatik Mandal
Gramin Samasya Mukti Trust
Vikas Sahyog Pratishthan


APC Odisha

Centre For Youth & Social Development (CYSD), Janasahajya, Ideal development Agency, Sambalpur Integrated Development Institute, Youth Council for Development Alternatives – (YCDA), SEWA, Lokadrusti, Sramika Sakti Sangha, AJSA (Anchalika Jana Seva Anusthan), Vikalpa, Janamukti Anusthan, Bolangir Gramodyog Samiti, ADHIKAR, Harsha Trust, Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN), Foundation for Ecological Security, SHRISTI


Community Forest Rights

Centre for People’s Forestry, Centre for Collective Development

Grant in Aid Partners:

BAIF Development Research Foundation (BAIF), Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India (AKRSP-I), Self-Reliant Initiatives through Joint Action (SRIJAN), Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), PARHIT Consortium, Social Education for Women’s Awareness (SEWA), Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN), Youth Council for Development Alternatives (YCDA), Digambarpur Angikar (DA), Lupin Human Welfare & Research Foundation, Rajarhat PRASARI, Vikas Sahyog Kendra (VSK), Western Odisha NREGA Consortium (WONC), Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CILI), Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD), Sambalpur Integrated Development Institute (SIDI), Janasahajya, Ideal Development Agency (IDA), Bundelkhand Development Alliances (BDA), Gram Sudhar Samiti (GSS), Shroffs Foundation Trust (SFT), VAAGDHARA, Chhattisgarh Development Alliance (CDA), Samerth Charitable Trust