Apply For The Early Readers Library Grant

“I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”
? J.K. Rowling
At Pratham Books, we believe in the magic of books and are presenting organizations with an opportunity to receive not one book…but a library of books! Why libraries? Because according to the ASER Survey 2014 – “School enrolments are at an all-time high of 96.7%, but 52% of children in Standard 5 in government schools cannot read Standard. 2 level text”. As a child starts facing difficulties of reading, she starts slipping behind in her grades. Thus, providing joyful reading material for first generation learners in a language of their choice is what we are trying to do.
If you are an organization that works with children we invite you to apply for an Early Readers’ Library Grant*. 
100 classroom libraries will be donated to organizations/schools working with children from low-income communities
Each classroom library comes in a modular storage unit and contains 100+ books in Hindi, English, Kannada, Tamil, or Marathi.
For details and eligibility requirements, click below.

Guidelines : Early Readers Library Grant 2017
  • If you are applying for this grant, please ensure you have read through and understood the Guidelines mentioned below. Organisations who fulfill the criteria will only be eligible for the grant.
  • The Applicant should be a Non Profit Organization registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 or Section 25 of Companies Act of 1956 or any other legal entity under regulations of Government of India OR a Government or Low budget Private School.
  • The Applicant should be working with children from low income communities.
  • The Applicant should have a functioning reading program/ active library for children with fixed reading hours outside curriculum. This reading program must give children access and opportunities to read book, which are not a part of the set curriculum and are read for the pleasure of reading. 
  • The Applicant should be working with children from Grades 1 to 6.
  • The reading program that the Applicant runs should impact at least 50-100 children of the community.
Last day of application: 11th November, 2017
Points to be noted
  • A duly filled form is imperative for us to consider your application, so please don’t miss any columns while filling in your application.
  • Only applications received via THIS Google Form link will be considered. Applications sent via email or post will not be eligible for the grant.
  • Decision of Pratham Books will be final while selecting the final list of beneficiaries for the grant. 
  • Pratham Books is not obliged to disclose the cause of acceptance or rejection of any application.

As the applications start pouring in, we promise to read and consider every application we receive. We are also looking for new partners in this journey, so organisations who have not yet benefited from any grant from Pratham Books before will get first preference. 

Please write to us at [email protected] if you have any further questions or comments.
*This grant has been supported by the P.A.N.I. Foundation.

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