STARS Impact Award 2013
Gram Vikas has been selected as a 2013 STARS Impact Award Winner in the category of WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). This award entitle to $100,000 of unrestricted funding, and upto $20,000 of Consultancy Support.
Throughout the application process, Gram Vikas came across as a well-focussed organisation, with a clear vision and strong focus on empowerment and community ownership. Both the STARS assessment team and the independent Panel were impressed by the strong accountability to the community, and the inclusiveness of interventions, ensuring 100% inclusion at the community level so as to ensure maximum impact.
The organisation's relationship with Government at the State and National levels was very impressive, and Gram Vikas has clearly demonstrated great influence at policy level. As an organisation we have pioneered a succesful and proven model, which offers great scalability, with the current strategic direction to scale up through government and NGO partners reflecting this.