It is the time for collective support and community strength as India faces the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Please support the organisations and initiatives listed here so that they can continue their work in these difficult times.
This is a Covid-19 related compilation by Vikalp Sutra that includes appeals for donations (in cash and kind) and offers for funding and collaborations to benefit the unserved, underserved and resource poor in rural and urban India. This will be updated on an ongoing basis.
The Donation Appeals section includes requests for funding or in-kind resources to cover emergency medical needs, ration and food needs, livelihood assistance, social and counselling support for women, children and senior citizens, etc. These appeals are being collated from small, medium and large civil society, social action groups, alternative and people’s movement efforts as well as individual and community citizen initiatives. We invite individual and institutional donors to respond to these appeals on an immediate and urgent basis.
The Funding and Support for Covid-19 Relief section includes calls from donors offering financial aid, for meeting the needs emerging as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope that those sharing appeals will find some matching funders on this platform. It also includes information on other kinds of support (technical, volunteer, training, etc.) available.
The Covid-19 Action Resources section includes available information, education and communication resources (in different languages) to facilitate awareness and ground level action and support.
The Helplines section includes available helpline numbers from across the country to support a diverse group of people and needs.
Please share these resources widely and help save lives and livelihoods of unserved, marginalised and resource poor citizens across gender, caste, class, religion, disability and age.
Note: This is not an exhaustive listing of appeals and funding leads, but an effort aimed at sharing and networking to support and strenthen Covid-19 relief and actions at the local level. If you have similar information or are working to support Covid-19 affected perons, please send us your appeals and material and we will upload the same here.
Help ORUPA provide for 3,050 marginalized artisan families in Odisha. ORUPA will procure and supply basic groceries, toiletries and covid-care related items such as masks, sanitizers, oximeter and gloves. These families’ livelihoods have been severely hit by the pandemic only to be exacerbated by Cyclone Yaas.
Creating and sharing art to spread compassion and open our hearts in these times. Collaborating with artists to bring in your support for the marginalised and also for Covid warriors in Chennai, Bengaluru, Odisha and Delhi.
As the country reels under yet another crisis, we are humbled by the leadership of young people and youth workers in our communities and beyond, who are once again, at the frontlines of COVID-19 response. We need your support to reach 100,000+ families and 1,000,000+ people in the most marginalized and vulnerable communities at this time.
Greenpeace India has kicked the Circles of Solidarity into top gear, to help vulnerable communities during these difficult times. Together with our allies – Urban Kyari and Samadhan Abhiyan, we are procuring produce from 10 sustainable farmers from Palla Bakhtawarpur and distributing nutritious dry ration kits to vulnerable, low-income families from Delhi’s Zamrudpur community.
ESG in collaboration with various civil society organizations and trade unions has helping stranded migrant workers, daily wagers, urban poor & pastoral communities 160 families from 4 communities with medical kits and one week’s worth of dry rations, to survive the pandemic and lockdown. We continue to do more and need your support.
Makaam’s Chhattisgarh chapter is working towards offering security during the lockdown period in the form of medical and other aid in collaboration with Jan Vikas Parishad Evam Anusandhan Sansthan, Chattisgarh.
Donations collected through this appeal would be used by Makaam for providing food supplies that are not covered under the ration system to poor, single (widowed/deserted) women farmers and labourers from different parts of Maharashtra.
Saathi needs your support to provide safety, care and support to Adivasis in Bastar by setting up home isolation centres for Covid19 infected individuals as their living arrangements and infrastructure do not allow for necessary isolation.
Navchetna with its strong grassroot presence is committed to serve the most vulnerable population in Kaij block of Beed district and provide;
2500 ration and hygiene kits (sufficient for 30 days for each family).
AIACA, in partnership with Goonj, is relaunching #RaiseWithAiaca, a fundraising effort, as #ShilpRahaat focus to recover lost livelihoods and providing food and medical aid.
This year, after taking stock of artisans’ needs, AIACA, in partnership with Goonj, is relaunching #RaiseWithAiaca, a fundraising effort, as #ShilpRahaat focus to recover lost livelihoods and providing food and medical aid.
Aarohi is seeking donations to help them purchase aerosol fumigators ; oximeters ; thermometers; concentrators; masks; gloves; face shields; defibrillator; sterilizing machine; sphygmomanometer; PPE kits; HbA1c machine; wheelchair; stretcher; monitor; refrigerator for the medical centre.
Kutch Karuna Abhiyan We are a collaborative of grassroots organizations in Kutch and seek your support to fight COVID in Kutch. Like the rest of India, Kutch has got engulfed by Covid19, and communities across this far-flung district in India are reeling under the...
Adivasi Lives Matter appeals for donations to support emergency COVID-19 relief for the most vulnerable and remotest Adivasis and Tribes in the states of Chhattisgarh, Tripura and Tamil Nadu in this second wave.
Mann Deshi Foundation is seeking immediate support for a medical fund to support 1000+ rural families in Satara district to receive Covid Treatment.
Covid -19 is spreading ferociously in the rural areas and the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Delhi and UP are affected intensely. HCNF continues to extend support to the affected communities including oxygen beds, medical assistance and food and hygiene kits.
UTMT is trying to help and curb the spread of Covid-19 and protecting rural india by trying to provide medical help at the right time. The contributions will go towards providing essential medical items.
This will provide support to the 10,000 foot soldiers (soochnaprenuers) who are working to provide prevention necessity kits (pulse oximeters, masks, sanitisers, dry ration). These soochnaprenuers will also work on busting fake news by disseminating information through whatsapp groups/messaging in form of audio, video and infographics. They will share verified resources for local aid through Facebook and Whatsapp.
Chittaranjan Park, historically is a closely knitted community based in South Delhii. The community has been set up through tireless efforts of its early residents and has shown wonderful resilience to adversities. The current pandemic has put the community under immense pressure as the residents struggle to get access to basic medical amenities. Shapno Ekhon has proposed to participate in setting up a Community Based Emergency Medical Unit (CBEMU) to provide services to the residents of CR Park.
India’s COVID-19 crisis has hit Pardada Pardadi. The community is suffering and has requested help. Your donation will go towards our COVID response including but not limited to obtaining oxygen related equipment, medicine, hospital expenses, transportation and food. That is why PPES has been asked for assistance for which we request your support in this endeavour.
Dhaatri Trust, Hyderabad and field partners in Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Gujarat are supporting Adivasi communities to set up their own Community Covid Support Centres where village-level isolation and quarantine facilities, primary medical care, community precautionary measures and public awareness on Covid protocols and Vaccination are led by the local village councils and youth.
Milaan Foundation is raising INR 300 / USD $4 per medicine kit for 5000 most vulnerable families needing home treatment for Covid-19 in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh. This medicine kit is being created in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer, Lucknow. This will help reduce the burden on hospitals and help start treatment early. Total Budget: INR 1500000 (INR fifteen lakh / USD 2000)