The Foundation is an initiative of internationally renowned architect and urban planner Charles Correa. It is constituted as a duly registered not-for-profit public charitable trust to initiate and encourage architecture, urban design, planning and community projects in Goa.
The idea of starting the foundation came with the realisation that there are a number of ideas in our society that originate with citizens but do not see the light of day. This is due to the lack of support systems that provide the incubation period for the ideas that need to be developed and requires a clear path for the attention of the governmental or private agency that is expected to participate in the implementation.
The Foundation has been exempted u/s 80G of the Income Tax Act.
Aims and Objectives:
A.) To initiate and encourage architecture, urban design, planning and community projects that work for the betterment of Goa’s natural and built habitat, through instituting Fellowships that support, coordinate and direct such projects, as well as the conservation and/or adaptive reuse of heritage and precincts.
B.) To organise field studies, seminars, lectures, conferences, symposia etc., needed for objective (A).
C.) To establish and maintain archives of drawings, designs, maps and literature in the field of architecture and to document, research, record; make films and documentaries etc. of the architectural heritage of India, and to promote such activities for the benefit of the public in general.
D.) To publish journals, reports and other research papers and books with a view to disseminating information on architecture, urban and rural planning, low-cost shelters, habitats and other environmental and ecological issues.
E.) To provide Scholarships, prizes and other awards as support to students of architecture including Exchange Programmes and Academic Chairs for architecture and planning.
F.) To carry on any activity to fulfil the objectives of this Foundation if, and only if, it can be termed as charitable as defined under Income Tax Act 1961 or any statutory modifications thereof and to and to use the income and the funds of the foundation for the fulfilment of its objectives.
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