Small Grants Programme

Applications to the 2024 Small Grants Programme are now closed. 

The Small Grants Programme is an initiative to enable local, innovative, cross-disciplinary, collaborative projects to start off and grow into a sustainable future. We have funded 5 batches with a total of 36 projects since 2018, leading to thriving citizen interaction like in the case of the Jakkur Lake community Garden, peer reviewed publications like in the case of the ‘Strategic in-stream systems for a decentralized approach of waste contamination in stormwater drains’ or to being the crucial spark for an ever growing project like Sarjapura Curries which has received a lot of news coverage, featured in an exhibition by Science Gallery Bengaluru and has now moved to a bigger space, delivering heirloom greens and vegetables within its neighbourhood. The 2024 call invited proposals on urban sustainability and action. The shortlisted proposals will be contacted by 30th March 2024.

The Small Grants Programme wants to help connect science and research done in the city of Bengaluru with the actual situation on the ground, involving as many stakeholders and sections of the society as possible. Examples of appropriate activities for the grant include documentation, data collection, research, outreach and communication, training, workshops, citizen science and citizen engagement. We invite you to take a look at the various projects supported under the programme.

To know more about any of them, scroll down and click on the project image. If you would like to reach out to the respective grantees , you can do so at the contact details given on their project page, or you can write to us at and we can help connect you.

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Successful Applications

Urban Biodiversity

Urban Water

Urban Climate Change

Urban Waste Management