FERAL: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

Corporate Support Avenues

We look to partnerships in the the form of:

  • Payroll giving: A small contribution from your staff could support a substantial part of our work. FERAL has an 80G certificate and your contributions will be eligible for tax exemptions.
  • CSR: Projects and programmes at FERAL are developed based on their importance to pressing issues in conservation and management of natural resources, flora and fauna. We invite corporate partners as part of their CSR to support these projects
  • Corporate Philanthrophy: We welcome and appreciate any support from corporates and their related Trusts to FERAL, for specific projects and programmes.
Payroll Giving

You could identify any area that FERAL works in and contribute towards a Programme or Project that you passionately care for.

You could also consider supporting our research and logistic teams who make it possible for our activities to run. Our support staff are trained, skilled and many have been with us for more than a decade and committed to the FERAL's mandate. We need financial support to ensure we keep these committed people to give all necessary support to the project implementng teams.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

CSR is fast becoming an important component of corporate agenda rewriting the relationship of business with various stakeholders including employees, partners, government, customers, surrounding communities and society at large.

There are various ways in which FERAL can receive CSR based support as per the Companies Act 2013. As per Schedule VII of the Act, the following activities that FERAL regularly undertakes qualify as CSR.

  • Ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agroforestry, conservation of natural resources and maintaining quality of soil, air and water.
  • Rural development projects.
  • Promoting education, including special education and employment enhancing vocation skills especially among children, women, elderly, and the differently abled and livelihood enhancement projects.

The Companies Act 2013 has brought CSR to the fore-front making it mandatory for corporates who's minimum net profit is 5 crore INR, to spend on CSR activities.

Why Partner with FERAL?

Why should you support FERAL for CSR or other Corporate Contributions?

We are:

  • A highly motivated team working towards Conservation and better management of natural resources, fauna and flora by using science and data.
  • A Registered Trust and recognised Scientific Research Institute with over 15 years experience.
  • Prior experience of working with corporates.
  • Project and programmes that have clearly defined purposes, methodlogies, implementation and monitoring protocols with defined budgets.
  • Whenever possible FERAL believes in a third part assessment of projects to help us learn and improve.
  • We are an organisation that believes in Open Policy. Reports of projects undertaken by FERALĀ  are available online to share our findings with other researchers, students and especially Policy and decision makers to make informed decisions.

FERAL's Administration and financial details are available on our website and summarised in our Annual Reports

Programmes and Projects you can Support

Here is a brief list of programmes and projects which we think are ideal for CSR support. However, you are welcome to expore our web site and let us know if you'd like to be part of some other effort.

  • Support farmers to conserve and protect habitat of the highly endangered Grizzled Giant Squirrell.
  • Help us expand and refine our training programmes which have already reached hundreds of development workers, students and professionals from scores of institutes.
  • Support our endeavours to develop a multiple stakeholder platform to document and address the challenges of water supply to Chennai and Pondicherry.

Corporates that have listed the following as part their thrust areas of their CSR strategy will find it easy to support our work:

  • Environmnent
  • Education, especially skill building in required tools to undertake projects in water and watershed management, conservation of biodiversity, and social sciences, and environmental educaton
  • Rural development with a focus on better natural resource management and wildlife conservation
FERAL - once wild, runs wild again.