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Ministry Of Culture

Cultural Function And Production Grant Scheme

Cultural Function
Cultural Production
Financial Assistance
Application Process
Documents Required
Frequently Asked Questions
The scheme “Cultural Function and Production Grant Scheme” was launched by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The scheme covers all ‘not-for-profit’ organizations, NGOs, Societies, Trusts, and Universities for supporting Seminars, Conference, Research, Workshops, Festivals, Exhibitions, Symposia, Drama-Theatre, Music, etc., and small research projects on different aspects of Indian Culture.
Purpose of financial assistance:
  1. Holding Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Symposia, Festivals, Exhibitions, Production of Dance, Drama Theatre, Music, etc., and undertaking small research projects, etc. on any art forms/important cultural matters.
  2. To meet expenditure on activities of a development nature like the conduct of surveys, pilot projects, etc. on cultural subjects including publications thereof.
The Grant will be released in two installments of 75% (First Installment) and 25% (Second Installment).
Mode of Payment:
All payments will be made only through electronic transfers.
Accounting Procedures: Separate accounts shall be maintained in regard to the grants released by the Central Government:
  1. The Accounts of the grantee organization shall be open to audit at any time by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India or his nominee at his discretion.
  2. The grantee organization shall submit to the Government of India, a Statement of Accounts audited by a Chartered Accountant, stating out the expenditure incurred on the approved project and indicating the utilization of the Government grant in the preceding years. If the utilization certificate is not submitted within the prescribed period, the grantee shall arrange to refund immediately the whole amount of the grant received together with interest thereon at the prevailing borrowing rate of the Government of India unless specially exempted by the Government.
  3. The grantee organization will be open to a review by the Government of India, Ministry of Culture by appointing a committee or in any other manner decided by the Government as and when deemed necessary by the Government.
  4. The grantee organization shall not invite foreign delegations without obtaining permission from the Ministry of External Affairs, the application for which shall invariably be routed through the Ministry of Culture.
  5. It will be subjected to such other conditions and rules as may be prescribed by the Government of India guidelines from time to time.
Output of the Scheme:
The grantee organizations are required to upload videos of their Production/Function/ Seminar etc. on Youtube and provide a link to the Youtube/Facebook/Twitter page of the Ministry of Culture.
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