Overview: For-Profit Enterprise Full Application

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The full application is the second stage of the application process for Harit Bharat Fund. After conducting a review of the expressions of interest, we have invited the most compelling applicants to submit a full proposal. This does not mean you have been officially selected for this funding opportunity.

Once you submit your full application, our team of experts will review your comprehensive proposal and we will announce our final decision in the beginning of 2024. Below, you will find a list of each of the application sections and fields, as well as links to dive deeper into each section of the application.

On 6 November, we will host a webinar to walk applicants through the questions. We highly recommend that you review this information before proceeding.

We understand that projects might change scope, but you should submit information based on your current understanding of your project model. You can anticipate that this project will begin early 2024, with planting beginning during that year. For each field, try to be as detailed as you can. Note that we will not accept applications outside of the TerraMatch platform.

Note that these questions pertain only to for-profit companies, including start-ups and farmer producer companies. Non-governmental organizations should consult this list.

 

Organizational Information: General
  • Organization type: For-profit organization or non-profit organization
  • Organization name
  • Organization registered address
  • Organization operation / mailing address
  • Organization WhatsApp-enabled phone number
  • Website and social media links
  • Language preferences
Organizational Information: Governance
  • Organization Type
    • If other, please explain
  • Indicate if your organization is a farmer-producer company (FPC)
  • Proof of registration
    • Corporate Identification Number (CIN)
    • What is your DPIIT start-up registration number?
    • Certificate of Startup Recognition
  • Date of Incorporation of your organization.
  • Organization mission and vision
  • List the stakeholders owning more than 10% stake in your company
  • How many member are there on the company board?
    • How many are women?
  • List the members of your company’s board
  • For FPC: Number of farmer members on your FPC’s board
  • List the core team member that support your business interventions.
  • Describe institutional, Technical, and community mobilization skills of your staff
  • Employee Demographics
  • How many employees does the company have?
    • Number of Full-time employees
    • Number of Part-time employees
    • Number of women employees
    • Number of men employees
    • Number of employees that identify as Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Class
    • Number of employees between the ages of 15-29
    • Number of employees over 29 years of age
  • For Farmer Producer Companies: If your FPC is supported by any promoting organization/research institute, please indicate name of organization and duration of association
  • For Farmer Producer Companies: In addition to their salaries, do members of the board of directors devote their time to the company without any other interest or honorarium?
  • For Farmer Producer Companies: Do members of the board of director take self-initiative in community mobilization, resolve community issues, or play a role in day-to-day business

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Organizational Information: Past Community Experience 
  • How has your organization mobilized and engaged with community members or groups to restore land?
  • Describe how your organization engages marginalized communities.
  • How many community members did you benefit last year (FY2022-2023)?
    • How many were men?
    • How many were women?
    • How many were between 15 and 29 years old?
    • How many were over 29 years old?
    • How many identify as Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Class?
  • How does your organization engage farmers?
  • How does your organization engage with women?
  • How does your organization engage with people younger than 29 years old?
  • How does your organization engage landless people?

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Organizational Information: Financials and Business Model
  • What were your organization's total revenues in INR in FY2020-21, FY2021-22, and FY2022-23?
  • How much profit (EBITDA) did you earn in FY2022-2023?
  • Upload your organization’s audited financial certificates for FY2020-21, FY2021-22, and FY2022-23.
  • What is your organization's total revenue in INR for FY2023-2024?
  • Upload your organization’s bank statement from 1 Sept. 2022 to 31 Aug. 2023
  • How does your business generate income?
  • Does your organization have any loans on its current balance sheet?
    • If yes, please state the current outstanding loan amount. 
    • If yes, what is the purpose of the loans?

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Organizational Information: Past Restoration Experience 
  • How many years of restoration experience does your organization have?
  • Describe the landscape where this restoration work occurred and indicate what percentage of your work took place in our target states.
  • Which land use systems have you restored? 
  • Which restoration practices have you used to restore land?
  • Select historically innovative models of restoration developed.
  • How many hectares of degraded land has your organization restored since it was founded? 
  • How many hectares of degraded land has your organization restored in the past 36 months? 
  • How many trees has your organization restored or naturally regenerated since it was founded? 
  • How many trees has your organization restored or naturally regenerated in the past 36 months?
  • What was the average survival rate of the trees that your organization has grown?
  • Describe tree species grown in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and/or Chhattisgarh
  • Does the work of your organization include a focus on biodiversity conservation?
  • Have you used any of these global standards/indices/frameworks while designing or implementing your work?
  • Do you have a monitoring reporting and verification (MRV) framework in place for you land restoration interventions?
  • How have you monitored and evaluated the progress of past projects?
    • Please upload monitoring reports from past projects
  • Upload photos of past restoration work
  • Upload a geospatial polygon from a past restoration project
  • Describe how you organization has worked with any government schemes, programs, or departments on landscape restoration

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Operations Information 
  • What are the objectives of your proposed project?
  • In what state(s) would your project operate?
  • In which district(s) and block(s) do you intend to operate?
  • Which land use systems will you restore through your project?
  • What restoration practices will you use to restore land through this project?
  • What interventions do you intend to use to restore land?
  • What is your financing ask for this opportunity in INR? 
  • Indicate how would you use the funds if you are financed.
    • If you selected other, please explain
  • Upload a detailed budget for this loan application
  • Start date for active restoration work
  • End date for active restoration work
  • Key stages of project implementation
  • Describe the theory of change
  • Description of partner organizations
  • Select Land tenure arrangement for project area
  • Describe Land tenure system for project area
  • Upload documentation for project area’s land tenure
  • Will your project incorporate any government schemes, programs, or departments
  • Describe any potential risks for your operations and any techniques to mitigate the effects
  • How will you report on, monitor, and verify your project impact
  • Indicate location of proposed project
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) incorporated in project

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Proposed Project/Operations Information: Environmental Impact 
  • What are biophysical characteristics of project area
  • Describe the main causes of degradation and methods the projects will use to address them
  • What is the source of water that will be used for irrigation?
  • How many trees do you intend to restore through this project? 
  • What tree species do you intend to grow through this project?  
  • How many hectares of land do you intend to restore through this project?
  • How many geographically separate locations would your project restore?
  • What would be the ecological benefits of your project?
  • How would this funding improve local biodiversity?
  • What would be the sources of tree seedling/saplings for your project?
  • How many tree nurseries would this project establish?
  • What is the source of water that will be used for irrigation?

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Proposed Project/Operations Information: Socioeconomic Impact 
  • Describe how land degradation has impacted livelihoods of communities in proposed project area.
  • Describe how restoration in project area would improve lives of local people and their communities.
  • Describe any connections between proposed project and improved food + nutritional security.
  • Describe any connections between proposed project and improved water availability, quality, or flow.
  • Describe any connections between proposed project and improved climate adaption + resilience.
  • Describe any connections between proposed project and improved soil health.
  • What kind of new jobs would this project create?
  • Number of paid jobs that your project would create
    • Total Number of jobs
    • Percentage of new full-time jobs
    • Percentage of new part-time jobs
    • Percentage of new jobs for women
    • Percentage of new jobs for Scheduled Caste/Other Backward Class/Scheduled Tribe
    • Percentage of new jobs for people between the ages of 15 and 29
  • Number of people benefited by project
    • Total Number of beneficiaries
    • Percentage of beneficiaries that are women
    • Percentage of beneficiaries that are smallholder farmers
    • Percentage of beneficiaries that are large-scale farmers
    • Percentage of new jobs for Scheduled Caste/Other Backward Class/Scheduled Tribe
    • Percentage of new jobs for people between the ages of 15 and 29

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Project Design/Business Model (Optional for FPCs)
  • Describe your plan to ensure sustained legacy of your project after work concludes
  • Describe the innovation in your business model or technology
  • What is the market potential of your solution
  • Is your product / service affordable, accessible and available to underserved customers?
  • Describe your business growth and how you intend to grow in the future
  • Describe any limitations on the scope of your operations
  • Describe how you plan to replicate and scale this project if implementation is successful
  • What challenges do you foresee in scaling, replicating, and ensuring the sustainability of your project? How will you address these challenges?
  • Describe any risks to your financial sustainability

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Additional Information
  • Upload any additional documents
  • On which of the following topics would you request technical assistance from a team of experts? 
  • How did you hear about this opportunity?

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