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NGO 2.0ICT for Social Good wants to know, value and sustain those many projects, realities and innovative ideas created with a bottom-up approach. Often, these ideas are not fully recognised and they face difficulties in being involved in international development projects. However, they represent a good starting point to build a new approach to the international cooperation and local development.30 April 201720.000 USD + access to network, mentoring and resourcesSocial and local development projects will be taken into account. The projects have to be focused on one or more of the following sectors: food security, water and sanitation, health, education, human rights and democratic participation. The realisation of the activities has to occur by use of ICTs from local entities (associations, cooperatives, local NGOs, micro-enterprises, firms) that can demonstrate to be active for at least six months and to have reached a demonstrable impact in the area of interventionhttp://ictforsocialgood.org/en/Alberto
Smile Together PartnershipLink to description and criteria http://eng.hamkke.org/archives/20830 August 2017Up to 150.000 USD over 3 yearsWorking withing a local community; supporting youth and entrepreneuship; impacting vulnerable children/ registered as NGO/companyhttp://eng.hamkke.org/archives/208Alberto
Air Asia FoundationAirAsia Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the AirAsia Group and we are here to help you effect social change through entrepreneurship.Openup to 30.000 USDAirAsia Foundation’s grant-making is aimed at helping social enterprises scale up as a way of empowering communities and enabling them to build sustainable livelihoods. Applicants must be registered and be based in ASEAN, and have a minimum two-year business track record. NGOs looking to diversify funding sources through social enterprise are also welcomed to submit an application. The scope of your proposal should clearly define a new initiative or expansion of an existing initiative based on a set of targets achievable within a 12-month period. This may include investment needed to develop and market new products or services, train new community members or purchase new equipment for the planned expansion. Applications must clearly explain how the investment will enable the organisation to improve its income-generating capacity to fully or partially fund future activities. We do not accept applications for organisations to finance operating cash flow or to fund purchase of land or buildings.https://www.airasiafoundation.com/grant-application/Alberto
Firetree FoundationFiretree was established in 2013 and has been seed-funded by a generous grant from the Richard P. Haugland Foundation in order to develop an innovative model combining expertise in managing charitable organizations with the ability to provide funding as well as technical assistance to support and create lasting solutions to the basic needs of children and youth in Asia, with particular focus on education and healthcare. Firetree was established in 2013 and has been seed-funded by a generous grant from the Richard P. Haugland Foundation in order to develop an innovative model combining expertise in managing charitable organizations with the ability to provide funding as well as technical assistance to support and create lasting solutions to the basic needs of children and youth in Asia, with particular focus on education and healthcare.Openup to 1M USD/year, multiple grants possibke No unsollicitated proposals. http://www.firetree.org/contact-us.htmlAlberto
Development Innovation VenturesDIV holds a year-round grant competition for innovative ideas, pilots and tests them using cutting-edge analytical methods, and scales solutions that demonstrate widespread impact and cost-effectiveness.OpenStage 1: Proof of Concept / Initial Testing ($25k-150k, up to 3 years)Stage 2: Testing and Positioning for Scale ($150k-1.5m, up to 3 years)Stage 3: Transitioning Proven Solutions to Scale ($1.5m-15m, up to 5 years)DIV seeks to bring in new ideas for solving problems facing millions around the world - delivering more impact, for less money, with greater potential for sustainable scale. Inspired by the venture capital experience, DIV uses a tiered, evidence-based funding model to test ideas, gather evidence of what works, find failures quickly and cheaply, without long-term commitments, and continue to support only proven solutions.DIV is relentlessly focused on three elements of an innovation: rigorous evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and pathway to scale through the private or public sectors. We accept proposals, across three stages, year-round from any type of organization, in any sector and country in which USAID works:Stage 1: Proof of Concept / Initial Testing ($25k-150k, up to 3 years)https://www.usaid.gov/divAlberto
Synergie VenturesSynergy’s Future Funders Giving Circles are an experiential philanthropic education program for young professionals who know that they don’t need to wait until retirement to engage in philanthropy and are ready to get behind the work of social entrepreneurs.OpenUp to 50K USD, multiple rounds allowedSupporting entrepreneurs developing solutions to social and environmental problems through short and long term capacity building and funding. The Synergy Help Desk provides one-time consultations available to anyone seeking to start or working on a social venture in Southeast Asia or China. Through the Help Desk entrepreneurs can receive information about available resources, feedback on their social venture business plans, introductions to potential partners, basic information about legal options for structuring their social ventures, and information on where to access funding and how to understand different types of social investorshttp://www.synergysocialventures.orgAlberto
SOCAP Entrepreneur Scholarship Program
June 20Free SOCAP16 full conference pass (valued at $1495) Impact Accelerator @SOCAP – tailored entrepreneur programming pre-conference - Hostel accommodations for the duration of the conference - Recognition and high visibility in the SOCAP program - Dedicated mentorship from notable impact leadersStage 2: Testing and Positioning for Scale ($150k-1.5m, up to 3 years)http://socap16.socialcapitalmarkets.net/get-involved/social-entrepreneur-scholarship/Olivia
Sankalp Southeast Asia Awards
Firetree Asia Foundation is an extremely lean organization with a strict policy limiting management and administration costs to a maximum of 5% of its assets, including:
August 15th Stand a chance to receive mentorship, an international showcase platform, financial grant and access to global networks and visibility Stage 3: Transitioning Proven Solutions to Scale ($1.5m-15m, up to 5 years)http://seasia2016.sankalpforum.com/page/1007191/sankalp-awardsOlivia
Cartier women's initiative awardsSalaries of all Firetree Asia Foundation's staff and Fees of advisersAugust 31$ 20, 000 of funding one year of coaching, networking opportunities and media exposure.For women entrepreneurs with businesses 2-3 years in existancehttps://application-form.cartierwomensinitiative.com/Alberto
Lotus Fund//Mekong Angel Investment Network
Travel costsN/AN/AAreas of interest: water and sanitation, education, health, agriculture, gender equality, technologyhttp://www.lotusimpact.com/#!about/cee5Alberto
Inclusive Business AcceleratorOffice(s) related costs and EquipmentOngoingConnections, potential investment, mentoringInclusive businesses. They concentrate on Energy, water and agribusiness. https://iba.ventures/#moreAlberto
Young Leaders- Sustainable Development Goals
Audit costs and Government feesJuly 15No financial reward (it appears). Successful candidates are exceptional leaders who are spearheading change for the greater good. They come from every corner of the world and any range of fields – from food to fashion to finance (as well as policy, media, civil society, industry, technology, the arts and entertainment). They have the ability to command an audience, influence their peers and inspire their constituents. Ultimately Young Leaders are driven by the desire to improve the world we live in, for our generation and for those to comehttp://sdgyoungleaders.org/#calling-allOlivia
Asia Pacific Incubation NetworkNo information currently available- check back soon!http://www.incubationasia.comAlberto
List of incubators in AsiaA list of various incubators around AsiaVariousVariousVarious- throughout Asia / Pacifichttp://thebridge.jp/en/2013/06/startup-incubators-accelerators-asia-pacificAlberto
Joyful Frog Digital Innovation- JFDISingapore accelerator programme. 'intense and focused 100 day commitment'VariesJFDI offers S$50,000 cash investment to selected startups in return for 8.888% equity, with the promise of an additional S$70,000 follow-on participation at the seed round for the most successful startups.Startups seeking seed funding for an innovative idea with a complete team in place, a product/prototype already launched, and early signs of market traction. Mature, previously-funded startups are ok toohttp://www.jfdi.asiaAlberto
UN Global PulseHas various UN funded programs, competitions and funds for innovatorsVariousVarioushttp://unglobalpulse.org/projectsAlberto
Sustainable Cities 2016 ChallengeThe competition is looking for data-driven solutions to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a particular focus on SDG 11: make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.3 JuneApplicants will compete for 11 country-specific prizes, three excellence prizes and one grand prize, with the total prize fund standing at over US$35,000.Specifically, we are looking for new ideas to enhance basic service delivery, sustainable transport & energy, resilience to natural disasters & climate change, and harmonious urban environments. Applications can span any of these topics and the use of big, open or crowdsourced datahttp://unglobalpulse.org/big-ideas-competition-2016-sustainable-citiesAlberto
The Artha Venture ChallengeThe initiative will provide select enterprises with access to incubation support, networks, and mentoring. If you think one of the social entrepreneurs in your network would be a good fit, encourage them to apply on the Artha Venture Challenge website. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis through August 2016.August incubation support, networks, and mentoringMust be an Indian venture.http://www.arthaventurechallenge.comAlberto
The MacArthur Foundation100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. Proposals focused on any critical issue are welcome.October 3rd $100 millionMaking measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. Proposals focused on any critical issue are welcomehttps://www.100andchange.orgAlberto
The Blue Economy Challenge30th June$3 million AUDAquaculture innovationhttp://theblueeconomychallenge.com/apply/Olivia
GSMAInnovation Fund aimed at fostering increased collaboration between mobile operator and start-ups in emerging markets.Open from 26th of JulyMobile Apphttp://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/programmes/ecosystem-acceleratorAlberto
Smile Together PartnershipFunding and support for social enterprises alleviating child povertySeptember 3030,000-50,000 USD per yearSolves child povertyAlberto
Astrea FoundationAstraea's International Fund supports groups led by LGBTQI communities working for progressive social change, addressing oppression based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression, and advancing work for racial, economic and gender justice.July 31/January 31 (but can submit a letter of interest at any point in the year)UnspecifiedLGBQT social enterprises who are and work with the LGBQT community to alleviate their issueshttp://www.astraeafoundation.org/apply-for-a-grantAlberto
Toyota Foundation Research Grant Program

The Toyota Foundation is a grant-making foundation whose goal is to contribute toward the realization of a more people-oriented society and a resulting increase in human happiness.
2nd September100 million yenThey provide grants and focus on areas of human and natural environment, social welfare, and education and culture. Grants given to support projects based on foresight, a participatory orientation, and an international perspective.http://www.toyotafound.or.jp/english/program/research.htmlAlberto
Cargill charitable giving grantCargill, a large international food company, offer corporate grants and matched funding to NGOs who operate in the same areas as the food company. OngoingUnspecifiedFor NGOs. Focus areas: food security and nutrition, education, environmental stewardshiphttp://www.cargill.com/corporate-responsibility/community-engagement/charitable-giving/corporate-giving/giving-guidelines/index.jspOlivia
The pollination project: Seed GrantsProvides micro-grants to youth-led environmental projects. Also provide small seed funds for social start ups (not just environmental)OngoingAround $1000Must be a social start up. Areas they look at are (but not limited to): plant-based diets, climate change education and advocacy, water access and conservation, environmental justice, community gardens, air quality, protecting biodiversity, natural resource conservation and management, and population growth. https://thepollinationproject.org/youth/Olivia
The Ford FoundationCurrently no grant offers- but can always submit an ideaOngoingUnspecifiedhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/Olivia
Grand Challenges CanadaWe look for Integrated Innovation® approaches, defined as the coordinated application of scientific / technological, social and business innovation that have significant potential for future health outcomes and a path to financial sustainability. Innovations must be relevant to low resource settings and target poor, marginalized populations of low- or middle-income countries.Ongoing. Hear within 6 months of applying$100,000 to $1 million CADGlobal health innovationshttp://www.grandchallenges.ca/wp-content/uploads/20160318_TTS_RFP_EN.pdfOlivia
ANDE Catalyst Fund1st July$50,000Increasing access to finance for women-led businesses and supporting invention-based enterpriseshttp://www.andeglobal.org/page/CatalystFundAlberto
Global Fund for WomenGlobal Fund for Women invests in women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. Unsure- applications open in August '16 for '17 intake$5,000-$30,000Goverened by and for women. Must be outside US. Primary focus of activities must be for women. Priority areas: Freedom from violence, economic and political equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights. Tools for change: leadership, education, technology.https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/apply-for-a-grant/#prioritiesOlivia
The Lemelson Foundation"Improving lives through invention" - supports the launch of early enterprises and the constant iterations on a well-defined problem based on the needs of the poor, state of the art technological invention, and a self-sustaining business proposition. They support enterprises that have the potential to be self-sustaining and scalable, as well as attractive to downstream investors.OngoingUnspecifiedhttp://www.lemelson.org/our-programs/developing-country-programs/incubationOlivia
Global Innovation FundMeasured on: Innovation and Impact, Measuring success and sharing lessons learned​, Potential to Scale, TeamOngoing$50,000- $15 millionCheck sitehttp://www.globalinnovation.fund/what-we-look-forAlberto
TFFChallengeThe Thought For Food Challenge calls on the world’s best and brightest university students to form teams and develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050.October 31, 2016You will work with world-class mentors to help turn your idea into a reality. You will have the chance to receive up to $25,000 in cash prizes, and you may be selected to participate in the TFF Bootcamp, an intense, 10 week startup training which culminates at the TFF Global Summit. You will also join a growing global movement, comprised of friends and supporters who share your passion to make the world a better place.Check websitehttp://www.tffchallenge.com/challenge/Olivia
MaGIC - ASEAN TrackA program to accelerate 50 startups to be investment-ready in 4 months, and to build a strong ASEAN startup community9 May 2016Learn from world-class mentors and fellow cohort members / Visa, monthly stipend, return flights, accommodation & working space / Access to route-to-market partners / Startup benefits worth over USD400KCheck websitehttp://accelerator.mymagic.my/en/asean/Alberto
Fondation EnsembleFondation Ensemble is a private, state-approved Foundation, set up in 2004 by Gérard Brémond and his wife, Jacqueline Délia Brémond. They offer grants for projects within their four focus areas (sustainable agriculture, sustainable fishing, marine and terrestrial (fauna and flora) biodiversity conservation, sustainable technologies)1 Feb 10,000 EUR max Your project must correspond to the Foundation’s mission: it is driven by the demands and needs of the local populations. It aims to bring concrete and sustainable improvements to the target communities’ living conditions (social and economic impacts) while protecting and/or rehabilitating the environment (environmental impacts). 4 focus sectors: sustainable agriculture, sustainable fishing, marine and terrestrial (fauna and flora) biodiversity conservation, sustainable technologieshttp://www.fondationensemble.org/en/appels-a-projets-2016-2/Olivia
SE Forum SE outreach AcceleratorThe SE Outreach Accelerator is a scaling program for social entrepreneurs running businesses that address social and environmental challenges facing the developing world. 31 OctoberInternational business school exposure, Interactive content, global network, Social entrepreneurship expertise, Certificate of completion18 years old, You have an operating project/enterprise that targets social and/or environmental issues facing the developing communities, Your project/enterprises can be scaled and replicated to benefit more people, You are the founder of such project/enterprise with mandate to make executive decisions, You can fully participate in a program conducted entirely in English (read/write/speak/comprehend)http://se-forum.se/se-outreach-accelerator/Olivia
Cloud Social Investment ChallengeArun is starting a new movement called "cloud social investment (CSI), an approach which aims to solve social issues by promoting investment from Japanese companies into social business across Asia. Earn funds for your business and a chance to build connections with Japanese companies31 OctoberA chance to win investment of up to $50,000 and gain support and advice from Arun’s partners and investorsAreas: agriculture, health, water, energy, gender, education or ICThttp://arunseed.jp/en/csi_challenge_2016Olivia
The YSEALI Seeds for the Future programme
YSEALI Seeds for the Future is a small grants competition for young leaders in Southeast Asia. The competition provides funding for the region’s most promising young leaders to carry out projects that improve their communities, countries and the region across the program themes of civic engagement, economic development, education, and environmental protection.2 DecemberUp to $15,000 in seed fundingTo submit a proposal you must be a registered YSEALI member, a citizen of one of the ten ASEAN member countries, be between the ages of 18 and 35 and have a project that addresses at least one of the following themes: Civic engagement, economic development, education, environmental protection. U.S citizens are not eligible to apply.http://www.culturalvistas.org/ysealiseeds/Olivia
Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) programme
We help social entrepreneurs fulfill their promise of solving big social problems through structured curriculum layered with in-depth mentorship by over 100 Silicon Valley executives. The result: you will have a stronger business, and be ready to receive investment and scale your solutions for global impact.21 OctoberIn-depth mentoring from Silicon Valley executives for the duration of the program, Strengthened business model, Refined business plan, Financial plan for scaling, Organizational development, Talent management, Operational excellence at scale

A compelling business model, Metrics provide proof that impact model has desired social impact, Evidence that customers receive value of the product/service and are willing to use or pay (as appropriate) for it, Financial statements that document investments, revenue, and expenses to datehttp://www.scu-social-entrepreneurship.org/gsbi-apply/?mc_cid=1b23cd1ced&mc_eid=bee080217cOlivia
The Rufford Foundation Small GrantsThe Rufford Foundation provides funding for small nature/biodiversity conservation projects and pilot programmes in developing countries. Ongoing$6,000 to $25,000Nature/Conservation/Biodiversity focus in developing countrieshttps://apply.ruffordsmallgrants.orgOlivia
Green Business Solutions Search- ADB Youth
We need to create more sustainable businesses to help address today’s pressing environmental issues. Despite the challenges, we’re optimistic about the future as we see more youth engaging in building green businesses. We’re inviting the youth across Asia and the Pacific to be part of ADB’s First Green Business Forum in November 2016. If you have a completed or ongoing green business, join the ADB Youth for Asia Solutions Search! 31 OctoberPresent at the Inaugural Green Business Forum 2016, meet and network with investors and more, contribute to ADB's operational plan, Connect with ADBMust contribute to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goalshttp://www.youthforasia.com/green-business/Alberto
NGO Education Partnership (NEP)NGO Education Partnership (NEP) is a membership organization that promotes active collaboration between NGOs working in education and advocates on behalf of its member organizations in policy meetings and discussions with the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport (MoEYS) in Cambodia.4 November$5,000-$20,000Civil society organizations can apply for grants in the following areas: -Public service monitoring activity against service standards checklist developed by NEP
-New grassroots research projects in to education service provision at a local level
-Advocacy activities based on local research
Voice - Cambodia Empowerment Grant
Targeting (informal) groups or organisations to raise awareness, develop transformative leadership, build confidence and skills and work against stigmatisation of marginalised and discriminated groups. Empowerment grants are smaller grants with a maximum timeframe of 24 months. Informal groups can access funding by partnering with a formal ‘host’ organisation. In Cambodia, empowerment grants are available from €5,000 up to €25,000 on a rolling basis.1 April EUR 5,000 to 25,000http://www.voice.global/call-for-proposal/cambodia-empowerment-grants-v-1608-kh-em/Alberto
Voice- Cambodia Innovate and Learn grant
For groups and organisations to test and scale new approaches with a focus on human-centred innovations that are very context-specific. Innovate and learn grants are available from €5,000 to €200,000 on a rolling basis.15 JuneEUR 5,000 to 200,000http://www.voice.global/call-for-proposal/cambodia-innovate-and-learn-grants-v-1609-kh-il/Alberto
ICT for Social Good - GrantThe general goal of the grant is to sustain, as much as possible, local innovators in low-income countries but also to inform the development sector – too often still based on traditional intervention models – about local innovations.30th AprilEUR 12,000Eligible applicants have to meet the following requirements: --To be a Non-profit organisation or social venture/enterprise that is led by a social purpose and tackle social issues. --To be an association, cooperative, NGO, individual enterprise, consortium at least since 6 months.http://ictforsocialgood.org/en/Alberto
GHF Foundation Open Ideo: How might we address urgent global challenges at the intersections of peace, prosperity, and planet in radically new ways? Successful ideas will be solutions that bridge across peace, prosperity, and planet -- addressing the complex global challenges at the intersection of these issue areas in radical new ways. Throughout the Innovation Challenge, we’ll refer to this as ‘bridging work’.7th AprilA share of the $1 million fund.Submissions from registered non-profit and for profit organizations, from all over the world. https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/bridgebuilder/brief?_ga=1.127303759.336204654.1489388652Olivia
International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD)The IFCD is providing more than 6 million USD in funding for 90 projects in 51 developing countries, covering a wide range of areas. Public authorities/institutions and NGOs from developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention, as well as international NGOs are all eligible to apply.14th AprilNGOshttp://en.unesco.org/creativity/node/11362Olivia
Mama Cash grantTo support ambitious feminist and women’s rights organisations and initiatives led by and for women, girls and trans people.15th MayEUR 5,000 to 50,000Organisations run by women or trans-gender http://www.mamacash.org/apply-for-a-grant-2/womens-girls-and-trans-groups/Olivia
Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship The Shuttleworth Foundation offers fellowships to individuals to implement their innovative idea for social change. We are most interested in exceptional ideas at the intersection between technology, knowledge and learning, with openness being the key requirement.14th MayThe fellowship grant covers the cost of the Fellow’s time for a year and is guaranteed to the fellow for that year. The grant amount varies and is determined by each Fellow’s salary equivalent outside of the fellowship. There is also a co-investing element. Read link for more info.https://www.shuttleworthfoundation.org/apply/Olivia
USAID - "Cambodia Health Quality Activity"
To improve the quality of public and private health services in Cambodia. The goal of this award is to support quality improvement of Cambodia’s health sector, which for the purposes of this award is defined as improved effectiveness, efficiency, patient-centeredness, safety, accessibility, and equity of health services.28th March$24,990,000Priorities: TB, Family planning/reproductive health, nutrition, maternal and child health, malaria, HIVhttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292446Alberto
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement program (LRP) with an aim to support development activities to strengthen the capacity of food-insecure developing countries and address the causes of chronic food insecurity.12th Maymin $1 mill, max $2.5 millApplications accepted from the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, and Tanzania.https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292424Alberto
Fast forward VodafoneOur 6-week program (October 06 – November 17, 2017) is open to impact-driven ventures from across the world that focus on empowering women/girls through the use of technology. The top five ventures will live and work in Berlin, Germany, to rapidly increase their impact. They are provided with a living stipend, mentoring, office space and access to funding and corporate partners and a global network of support. The program culminates in a Final Demo Day with investment possibilities by Vodafone, more investors and the media.12000 EUR + 6 weeks in BerlinF>>Lane scouts for ventures that use technology to empower women and girls. This leaves space for many innovations and could include verticals such as: education, safety, health, fintech and many more. We are specifically looking for ventures that already have a proof of concept and are operating under more-than-profit model.http://www.f-lane.com
Kickstart accelerates solutions that work for problems that matter. It’s Europe’s largest multi-corporate and equity-free accelerator program welcoming over 80 founders from around the world. Backed by academia, corporates, international investors and the local startup ecosystem, it offers ambitious entrepreneurs unprecedented opportunities to grow their companies. Kickstart invites the most promising startups from different fields to Switzerland for 11 weeks to receive world-class access to the ecosystem. Initiated by digitalswitzerland, the program is operated by Impact Hub Zurich.3 cohorts/year next cohort opens Sept20.000USD + residential time in Zurich + supportOur 11-week program is open to the best international early-stage startups with a promising prototype within our 5 verticals: FinTech, Food, Robotics & Smart Systems, Smart Cities as well as Healthcare (Basel) and EdTech (Lausanne).
European UnionThe European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for “Women and Sustainable Energy” program with an aim to promote women’s entrepreneurship and economic empowerment in the sustainable energy sector/value chain.25th Aprilmin 4 mill, max 8 mill EURhttps://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?ADSSChck=1489031201264&do=publi.detPUB&searchtype=QS&orderby=upd&orderbyad=Desc&nbPubliList=15&page=1&aoref=155118Alberto
Postcode Lottery Green FundThe Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is one of the world's largest competitions in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship. Green start-ups from all over the world can submit promising sustainable business plans from the 1 March 2017 until the 1 June 2017 for the 11th edition. The winner will receive €500,000 to further develop their product or service, and to bring it to market. The runner-up will receive €200,000. The winner will chosen by an international jury.1st JuneEUR 500,000Green social enterprisehttp://greenchallenge.info/?utm_medium=accelerator&utm_source=impact_hub_amsterdam&utm_campaign=green_challenge_2016&utm_content=linkOlivia
World Summit Awards 2017The World Summit Award is a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high social impact. Combining an ongoing series of international events and activities with a global network of start-ups, social entrepreneurs, mentors, jurors, speakers, experts, government leaders, academia and civil society, WSA is an international platform for cut edge innovative approaches how ICTs can have an impact on society.15 June 17More info can be found in linkAny company, organisation or individual from all UN and UNESCO member state are welcome to apply. The Youth Category “Innovation for the SDG’s” is limited to projects initiated and executed by people under the age of 30 from any of the UN and UNESCO member states.https://www.worldsummitawards.org/wsa-awards/contest/apply/Olivia
Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award 17
The Award targets young entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial individuals who challenge technological or social needs in the real world. The Takeda Foundation believes that the challenging activities of young individuals trying to address real technological and social needs will lead to the creation of goods and services that enhance the well-being of people throughout the world, which is the mission of the Foundation.31 July 171 million Japanese Yen (around 9,000 USD)Anyone who is under 40 years old as of April 1, this year, regardless of gender, affiliation, and nationality. The Takeda Foundation awaits the nominations or self-applications of young individuals who challenge technological or social needs to enhance the well being of people throughout the world.
School Enterprise ChallengeThe School Enterprise Challenge, run by Teach A Man To Fish, is a global business start-up Awards Programme for schools around the world with up to $50,000 in prizesavailable for the most entrepreneurial schools, teachers and students. This free Awards Programme guides and supports teachers and students to plan and set up real, sustainable school businesses. Students get the chance to gain hands-on experience of running a real business and generate real profits to help support their school or a social cause of their choice.Seemingly ongoingLaptops, monetary prizes, funding for the school, and moreFor studentshttp://www.schoolenterprisechallenge.org/Alberto
Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition
This global platform empowers young entrepreneurs (age 15-35) from around the world to engage in a more peaceful world. Participants are invited to submit their innovative ideas and projects with a societal impact, which champion and implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 related targets address the most important social, economic, environmental, health and governance challenges of our time.31 July 2017Aged 15-35 and have an innovative idea for an enterprise which contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in your communityhttps://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/competition/Alberto
Frontier InnovatorsAn initiative of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s innovationXchange, and delivered by SecondMuse, Frontier Innovators is a search for innovative businesses in the Asia-Pacific that are delivering impact through their work that supports the Sustainable Development Goals.

To find great examples of these businesses we are running an open call for applications. Winning businesses will receive grant funding and tailored support, along with access to advisors, potential partners and investors.
30 Septemeber 2017$80,000 and 6 months of supportFor Entrepreneur
Read more here http://www.frontierinnovators.org/apply
D Prize Challenge D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below?

If selected we will award you up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists.
Extension deadline (limited to 200 people who register): September 10, 2017 midnight PT Register for an extension: www.d-prize.org/extensionIf selected we will award you up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists. D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background. We will consider funding existing organizations only if: you are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you need high risk capital.https://www.d-prize.orgNadine
Solutions 2030 ChallengeOntario’s Solutions 2030 Challenge is a global call for innovators to propose their solutions to help Ontario industry reduce GHG emissions. With up to $7 million in funding, including up to $3 million in support for the winning team to bring their transformative technology to market, the challenge asks teams and industry to collaborate and envision a path forward to tackle climate change in Ontario and around the world.
A three-phase competition over three years, the Solutions 2030 Challenge is designed to identify and accelerate the development of technologies that have a high potential to help Ontario industry meet 2030 emissions targets.
Entry deadline 22 SeptemberThe top eight teams will be invited to proceed to Phase 2 and will be awarded up to $250,000 each to support costs related to their participation.Open to any technology that addresses the needs of industry and manufacturers in Ontario and results in quantifiable GHG reductions in their value chain in Ontario.https://www.solutions2030.caNadine
Climate Action ChallengeThe Climate Action Challenge is a new global design competition calling on the creative community to submit bold, innovative solutions to combat the impacts of climate change. What Design Can Do (WDCD) and its main partners, IKEA Foundation and Autodesk Foundation, invite designers, creative thinkers and imaginative trouble-shooters from all countries and disciplines to take part!24 SeptemberThe winners of each track of the challenge are eligible to a share of the award package worth €900.000This challenge is for everyone who is concerned about the climate crisis and wants to make a contribution to a possible solution. Students, Creative professionals and start-ups.http://challenge.whatdesigncando.com/Nadine
Human capital and education for Asian DevelopmentThe HEAD Foundation (THF) is pleased to announce its 2017 Request for Proposals (RFP). Through this RFP, THF is looking to support projects that allow the Foundation to fulfil its mission of contributing to Human Capital & Education for Asian Development. As a non-profit think-tank, one that promotes positive social change in Asia, we are keen to support projects that: produce usable knowledge; produce scalable and sustainable outcomes and impact; involve country-based researchers and institutions; and are relevant and applicable to multiple Asian societies, but with a focus on Southeast Asian countries.15 SeptmeberGrant to cover cost of activity. Projects that aimto utilize technological innovations to improve educational outcomes,especially in the field of STEM education. Proposals that focus on other aspects of education are welcomeand would be evaluated without bias or prejudice.http://headfoundation.org/Nadine
UNICEF Innovations FundThe UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for start-ups that are developing and piloting new open source VR/AR solutions. We are looking to make investments in 1) software for authoring or consuming these new realities, 2) platforms and ways providing wider access to that software, 3) platforms and ways providing better tools for content creation (such as a template, workflow, or format), and 4) particular applications of content.17 September$50-90,000 in equity-free seed fundingStart-ups registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a working, open source prototype (hardware, content or software). Check out eligibility criteria for the Innovation Fund under www.unicefinnovationfund.org/#/submit http://unicefstories.org/vr/Nadine
Public Affairs Section NOFOThe U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh invites proposals for projects that focus on promoting mutual understanding between the United States of American and Cambodia.

The programs should focus on one of the Embassy priorities listed below:

Protecting the environment, particularly through youth participation.
Promoting economic growth and sustainable development through the use of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.
Advancing economic growth, specifically through the empowerment of women and youth.
Strengthening the understanding of civic engagement: making use of the interconnecting modern society to strengthen democracy and the respect of human rights.
Protecting and preserving Cambodian cultural heritage and celebrating Cambodia’s recent progress and development.
18 September$20 000 grantU.S.-based, Cambodia-based, and foreign non-profit organizations / non-government organizations (NGO); and U.S. Cambodia, and foreign private, public, or state institutions of higher education. https://kh.usembassy.govNadine
Small-Scale Local Projects (SLP) Embassy of the Czech Republic in Phnom Penh. The projects can focus on various sectors - preferably health, education, social services and agriculture. All projects shall follow the national development strategy and should promote gender equality and respect for the environment.6 October$8000 - $20 000 fundingOnly Organizations that can demonstrate their independent legal status in Cambodia can submit SLP proposal(s):

local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations,
local academic institutions working on local projects,
international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional institutions, organizations and agencies working on local development activities,
municipal, regional or national government institutions or agencies of the recipient country working on local projects.
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