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A people’s programme to replenish Indian Culture

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About Us 

The National Culture Fund (NCF) was established as a funding mechanism distinct from the existing sources and patterns of funding for the arts and culture in India. It will enable institutions and individuals to support arts and culture directly as partners with its government.

The National Culture Fund (NCF) was created as a Trust in November 1996.

The Govt. of India vide their orders in Aug.-Sep.98 notified that the donations to the national Culture Fund will be eligible for tax benefit under section 10 (23C) (iv) and 80 G(2) of the Income Tax Act.

The NCF is managed and administered by a council to decide the policies and an Executive Committee – to actualize those policies. The Council is chaired by the Union Minister of Tourism & Culture  and has a maximum strength of 24 including both the Chairman and Member Secretary, A team of 19 members represent various fields including corporate sector, private foundations and not-for-profit voluntary organizations. The purpose for this structure is to increase non-government representation in the decision making process. 

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Set up by the Government of India, Ministry of  Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Culture under the Charitable Endowments Act, 1890

The NCF endeavours to:
Preserve and promote our precious tangible and Intangible heritage in partnership with the community.

NCF invites you to participate in the promotion and preservation of India’s culture


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