At Samvada, we have a diverse range of institutional, academic and administrative needs. We value all kinds of support, in time and effort, cash and kind. Your support helps fulfill our journey of partnership with young people, in their world of youthhood, youth rights, sustainability and social justice.
Please write to us to contribute to any of these funds and activities or if you would like to learn more about them. Thank you!
Samvada is open to receiving donations from individuals, organizations and corporates.
Any amount that you give to Samvada has the 80G (income tax exemption) so that you receive a tax exemption on 50% of your contribution.
If you wish to transfer money directly from your bank, click here to download our bank account number and other details.
Giving In Kind
De-clutter Bangalore and Shop for A Cause!, our bi-annual fundraisers promoting ecological, economical giving & consumption are back this year.
Since 2013, we have been organizing this collection drive for pre-loved goods, sharing much joy and excitement with shoppers, givers and receivers across the city! Till 2015, the Bangalore Youth Resource Centre ran a round-the-year shop called Yuva Santhe of pre-used goods for its students. The sale makes many expensive goods affordable and promotes re-usability in place of disposability!
We are accepting donations of all kinds of things in great condition that can be passed on to others!
Please do contact us if you would like to get involved. We really look forward to your contribution and support.
There are other times when our centres require equipment, kitchen goods, books, computers, warm blankets, etc.
Baduku Campus Development Fund
Our biggest need of the hour is to build an eco-friendly space dedicated to the empowerment of marginalised youth who will be harbingers of change. We have been working towards a fund for the land acquisition and construction of a campus for Baduku Community College since 2015. If you share our vision and the work we do at Baduku and would like to contribute towards it, please support us in consolidating this endeavour.
Student Support Fund
sponsor a youth rights festival
Our annual youth festival is a special occasion which marks the culmination of youth-led campaigns across our youth resource centers. This one-day event is filled with music, games, discussions, films and cultural programmes. We join hands with youth to celebrate youthhood, affirm cultural diversity and promote youth rights.
Every year, we need support to organize this event efficiently and with the fullest! Sponsoring this event costs ₹1,00,000.
Our sponsors are publicly acknowledged on the day of the event, on our various social media pages and website.
Support a Youth Resource Centre
Each Yuva Samvada Kendra needs space, computers, books, films, basic furniture, musical instruments, sports equipments, projectors and salaries for a team of two youth mentors.
Additionally, each center also organizes various youth sensitization activities that include workshops, exposures, career guidance and life skills education. The cost of running one active youth resource center is ₹6,00,000 per annum.
You could also choose to sponsor certain activities at the center, or help improve our awesome libraries.