The Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation partners with charitable and philanthropic initiatives and developmental enterprises by funding and mentoring programs that enable better access to healthcare, governance, education, livelihoods, and art and culture. Its focus areas include promoting excellence among individuals, improving the quality of life for socially and economically disadvantaged communities, and promoting and protecting Indian traditions.
Recognizing the health hazards of tobacco abuse, the Foundation lays equal emphasis on cancer prevention. One of the key interventions is based on support towards tobacco control initiatives. Towards this, every year, the Foundation provides grants to organizations and individuals for their commendable work in the area of tobacco control.

Grant Objectives
Reduce the prevalence of tobacco among stakeholders like teachers, Sarpanch, MPHW, police and Ngo, and partner NGO’s employees etc.
Increase in awareness level of the teachers, students, NGOs, health workers police on ill effects of tobacco usage and COTPA.
Effective implementation of section 4, 5 and 6 A and B and rules of COTPA there under.
Making tobacco free schools and villages as per the guideline of Salaam Mumbai Foundation based on CBSE guideline.

Activities To Be Done
india youth fund Intensive tobacco Control program in one selected village for effective implementation of COTPA
india youth fund  Support or conduct Training of Trainers for Master Trainers and trainings for Block Education Officer, Block level teachers etc in awareness and advocacy for tobacco control.
india youth fund  Conduct sensitization meetings with Police, FDA, PHC, Sarpanch etc.
india youth fund  Facilitate media workshop and create awareness through media
india youth fund  Monitoring activities of cluster level coordinator
india youth fund  Collect monthly information about implementation of COTPA from FDA and Police
india youth fund  Facilitate oral check up camp by Primary Health Centre
india youth fund  Intensive tobacco control program in one selected village to make the village tobacco free

Grant Period
April 2016 to April 2018

Maximum Grant Available
A maximum amountof Rs. 5 lakh is available for up tofive deserving organizations and maximum amount of Rs. 1 lakh for up to five individuals working in tobacco control.

Eligibility Criteria for NGOs
The focus is on organisations working in rural and small town areas (population less than 1 million).
Organisations working with the government at advocacy level on implementation of COTPA at district level will be highly preferred.
Previous grantees can reapply only after completing three years from the year they received the grant.
Documents to be submitted :-
india youth fund  Past activities in tobacco control: (Narrative report, audio and video documentation, awards or recognition received)
india youth fund  Audited accounts for last three years:
india youth fund  Memorandum of Association and Trust Deed:
india youth fund  Sources of funds received during last three years:
india youth fund  80 G certificate
india youth fund   12 A
india youth fund  Copy of the Pan card
Any incomplete application will be rejected.

Eligibility Criteria for Individuals
Special preference will be given to Community Health Workers, Sarpanch and a local leader from rural communities and small town population.
Demonstrate innovative, motivational leadership impacting communities towards tobacco control.
Minimum of three years of past experience in the field of tobacco control.
Previous awardees can reapply only after completing three years from the year they received the award.
Documents to be submitted :-
india youth fund  Complete bio-data
india youth fund  Scanned copies of images and other documents about the work accomplished
india youth fund  Testimonials from beneficiaries
india youth fund  Endorsement of work by a local authority (District Collector)
india youth fund  Name and contact details of at least three organizations which are conversant with your work
india youth fund  Copy of the PAN card
Any incomplete application will be rejected.