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The German Diplomatic and Consular Missions in India operate a programme which enables them to provide direct financial assistance to Indian and Bhutanese NGOs and religious institutions for the implementation of small-scale projects for the benefit of disadvantaged groups of society.

For many years the German Missions in developing countries have successfully been operating the programme Small Scale Projects – sometimes referred to as micro projects. The projects are funded by the Federal Foreign Office.

Small Scale Projects address the needs of the underprivileged parts of society, alongside the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with a clear focus on “Helping people to help themselves” and aiming at funding a substainable improvement of living conditions. The areas of activity are manifold: healthcare and sanitary equipment, income generation through education and vocational training, water supply, energy supply, food security, reconstructions after a natural disaster etc.

In 2020 the German Embassy in New Delhi disbursed over € 140,000.00 among six projects, including special funds for emergency COVID-19 related measures.

The Embassy’s administrative district comprises Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand as well as the Kingdom of Bhutan. The German Consulates General in Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai have their own funds for small scale projects within their districts.

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