Financing

Funders

For the first 40 years, ADATS was supported exclusively by its Northern Partners — NGOs in the Netherlands, Germany, UK, and New Zealand. The European Union was a back-funder through the ADATS Consortium, and the New Zealand Government through their Voluntary Agency Support Scheme.

From 2005, with the taking up of climate projects wherein rural women started to provide a vital environmental service to society at large, ADATS and the Coolie Sangha took a conscious decision to move away from donor agency funding. We deliberately started reducing our externally supported annual budgets.

At the same time European funding organisations started to shift from holistic approaches to sectoral interventions, and from partnership to unilateralism. The emphasis was on narrow project Outputs and vague Outcomes. Gender, participation, empowerment and sustainability were treated with mere tokenism, and not as the bedrock for genuine development.

Simultaneously, there was a change in their personnel from experienced development workers to pretended professionalism and dated management practices. Shared values of solidarity and mutual learning were lost. ADATS decided that we could not continue in the same spirit with which we had together empowered communities.

By 2017 we fulfilled all project commitments and, in a most cordial manner, stopped taking donor support. For the past 4 years we have not received any donor agency grants.

Every single Coolie Sangha activity continues to this day, without let or hindrance, with their own Sangha Funds. Carbon Revenue earned through climate change business ventures undertaken by End User women increased family incomes.

YearProject FundsCarbon Revenue
19781,43,225
19791,04,759
19802,51,673
19816,11,931
19824,41,279
19833,57,231
19848,37,710
198510,68,669
198628,92,369
198746,27,236
19881,31,76,948
19891,21,56,792
199069,71,230
19912,14,74,804
19922,17,43,229
19931,46,25,215
19943,00,12,410
19952,79,88,245
19963,18,01,881
19973,62,62,982
19982,74,85,814
19992,41,90,676
20003,85,72,539
20013,39,82,759
20023,45,48,538
20032,33,50,577
20043,90,76,568
20054,08,11,24626,85,945
20062,78,28,9944,73,08,403
20072,74,97,8371,53,48,684
20082,92,09,059
20095,10,34,07857,88,500
20102,53,23,9577,52,81,231
20112,22,31,5588,13,20,763
20121,33,01,17729,74,595
20132,10,21,16333,62,221
20142,54,37,07030,00,000
20151,07,02,03440,00,000
20161,14,09,53330,00,000
20171,13,68,41098,12,434
20181,77,94,6321,21,27,199
20194,90,15,533
20205,31,2682,35,59,947
20216,6151,11,73,231
78,42,65,92034,97,58,686
1,13,40,24,606

Funding Partners

From December 1977 to 24 November 2021, ADATS has received a total of ₹ 1,13,40,27,401 in order to build the structure and systems of the people's organisation, the Coolie Sangha, and implement various development programmes through them.

Funding PartnerTotal GrantsYears of Support
Icco₹ 29,20,00,10426%1980 to 2013
EED/BfdW₹ 21,42,20,63519%1987 to 2018
Novib₹ 6,91,42,7736%1980 to 1997
ActionAid₹ 1,23,96,4211%1979 to 1993
Save the Children New Zealand₹ 16,09,06,35914%1997 to 2011
Velcan Energy₹ 6,19,33,6925%2005 to 2007
Scatec₹ 1,51,81,4041%2007 to date
EWDE₹ 4,71,74,4814%2018 to 2021
BP₹ 1,50,04,8071%2019 & 2020
Environment Defense Fund₹ 1,68,23,0181%2010 to 2018
Numerco Limited₹ 26,11,1660%2018 & 2019
PrimaKlima₹ 1,45,78,5151%2019
Others (Action fur den Coolie Sangha,
DFID, and occasional individuals)
₹ 99,54,9441 %

ADATS does not receive any funds from the State or Central Government and does not act as a social contractor to implement any government programme.

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Corpus Fund

In order to meet institutional expenses ADATS needs a steady income flow, independent of time bound projects. We appealed to well-wishers who appreciated the 45 year long work of ADATS with small and poor peasant families in over 1,257 villages of Chickballapur taluk and have currently collected ₹ 4,45,87,840.