Every year Dhas Gramin Vikas Kendra comes out with an Activity and Impact report which profiles the work done by the organization in its chosen sectors of work and its impact. These reports are given below:
The Dhas Gramin Vikas Kendra has a full time staff of ten persons whose salaries are met from grants sourced from funding agencies such as the Sir Dorabjee Tata Trust, Child Rights and You, Action Aid India and the Edelgive Foundation. However, the brunt of the work is done by the villagers themselves through voluntary labour and contributions of cash and cereals and this runs into crores of rupees but does not enter the books of the organisation. In fact, from the time that the MGNREGS implementation has begun in earnest since 2008 the people have built up community funds by contributing from their wages. These funds are used to pay for the time spent by some of the villagers on community organisational work which is crucial to sustaining the momentum. Thus going into the future the work of the people’s volunteers will be expanded and funded from the funds created at the village level from the MGNREGS wage contributions. The salaries and other associated expenses of the full time Dhas Gramin Vikas Kendra staff amount to only about Rs 10,00,000 per year and this small amount has been easily sourced by the organisation from funding agencies so far. In fact at present the funding of the DGVK is around 25,00,000 a year for organisational and research work. Going into the future the stress will be on more and more training and mobilisation of village workers who will be funded for their time by the village groups themselves. The number of full time workers of the DGVK will thus remain the same and so the financial demands also will remain at the same minimal level. Given the quality of the work being done by the organisation there will always be funds available for this.
The revenue model is thus a unique hybrid one. While the main source of funds will be the MGNREGS accessed by the people themselves directly and amounting to crores of rupees, the catalytic input of the full time activists will be funded by funding agencies based on research and implementation work. Moreover, with the increasing importance of forest conservation and the possibility of transfer of resources to communities for this purpose there can also be a revenue stream from carbon credits gained from such conservation. For this the rather complicated process of registration for carbon credits will be pursued. The audited financials for the last four years are given in the links below
The financial policy of the organisation can be accessed here DGVK Financial Policy