Active India Foundation undertakes CSR projects from concept to conclusion, including assisting our corporate partners with guidance on policy, budgets and reporting.
Joint CSR programs provide an opportunity for corporate organisations to collaborate in larger CSR projects, which has other corporate groups as partners. Joint programs are budgeted at minimum funding of Rs 10 lakhs per annum and require a 2-year plan outlay.
Independent CSR projects are singularly driven by only one principal corporate partner. Independent projects are budgeted at a minimum funding of Rs 25 lakhs per annum and require a 3-year plan outlay.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has evolved globally as an important and visible feature of responsible corporate conduct. CSR efforts play a significant role in the social perception of corporate organisations, as well as in customer perception of brands and products. In India, the CSR concept has evolved from a voluntary intrinsic pursuit to a new statutory obligation for corporate organisations as enacted in the Companies Act 2013.
In 2013, the Indian Parliament enacted the new Companies Act 2013, where in Section 135 stipulates specific provisions mandating and governing CSR activities. Subsequently, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India has published the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules 2014 which provide detailed rules and guidelines for CSR activities and projects.