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NGO – Trust or Society ?

Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) or Non Profit Organisation (NPO) can be registered by many registration process in India like Society, Company, Trust or any valid formation but status of the registered organisation is equal and equally recognised as NGO (Non Governmental Organisation / Non Profit Organisation).
Registration process of NGO under Indian Trust Act, Society Registration Act, Company Registration Act or any other act/ law are different but status of the registered organisation is equal as NGO. There is no difference in the status of NGO to get funding from Central/State Government Departments/ Ministries, Foreign funding agencies, Indian funding agencies, companies for Corporate social responsibility, individuals or any support agencies.
NGO registered through any process/ act can get registered under Income Tax Act, Foreign Currency Regulation Act (FCRA) or any kind of registration with any Government requirement. Every registered NGO are not eligible for the registration under various departments' registration. The NGO must fulfills the registration process and parameters as required by the concerned department or authority. But the basic registration parameters do not matter that by which act the Voluntary Organisation is registered as NGO.
Just check here the comparison, difference and similarity between Trust, Society and Non Profit Company: Trust, Society and Company.
So now question is that how to register and under which act you have to register NGO? What kind of NGO is suitable to operate and manage? For answer and solution you can discuss with NGO Consultants at

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CSR Funding

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the funding and grants process under which Non-Profit Organisations (NGOs) can get financial and other support from the corporate sector. Under the Companies Act, 2013 it is a mandatory provision to provide a contribution of 2 percent of the average net profits of companies. CSR is required and applicable according to  Sub-Section 1 of Section 135 of Companies Act, 2013. According to the Companies Act, the CSR provision is applicable for a company having a net worth of rupees 500 carores or more, or a turnover of rupees 1000 carores or more or a net profit of rupees 5 carores or more during any financial year. The company also has a Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Board.
The funds provided under Corporate Social Responsibility are for social development issues and make a positive impact on the living standards of the economically poor and disadvantaged people of society so they can live a productive and dignified life.
The CSR is a corporate initiative to assess and take responsibility for the company’s effects on the environment and impact on social welfare. CSR is related to efforts of companies for environmental protection and promotes positive social and environmental change.
The provisions of this Act are social welfare programmes and activities including promotion of education, health, water, environment, social empowerment, employment generation vocation skills for youth and women, child welfare and the differently abled people (divyang) by the livelihood enhancement projects.

How to get CSR Funding

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