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Support for Social Enterprise Landscape Study

Deadline: No deadline

Ennovent is conducting a baseline study on the Social Enterprise Landscape in India which has been commissioned by the British Council. The aim of the study is to provide a summary of the current size and scale of the social enterprise sector and give stakeholders a clear picture of the existing landscape and help them identify areas in which their support is most needed.

Please support us in the study by filling the survey form here.

Apply for Grants of $15 Million

Deadline: No deadline

Do you have an Innovative Solution to the Current Global Challenges? If yes, then submit your applications for the GIF Grants of $15 Million.

Eligibility Information

  • Anyone can apply, including teams from social enterprises, for-profit companies, non-profit organisations, government agencies, international organisations, and researchers in any country.
  • The team may involve a coalition of organisations if this is helpful to bring in the skills needed to develop, test and scale your innovation. In such cases, the lead organisation that will be responsible for managing funds from GIF should apply.
  • GIF does not typically fund the following types of projects.
  • Traditional development projects or approaches that are similar to current practices (e.g. building schools, drilling wells, or delivering other goods and services to the poor through commonly used methods)
  • Innovations that are applicable to very specific, narrow contexts and/or lack potential to have meaningful social impacts on a large scale (e.g. potential to reach millions of people)
  • Basic scientific research(e.g. laboratory research)
  • Plans to expand private businesses in developing countries without demonstrable potential to achieve significant social impacts (e.g. reducing poverty)
  • Religious activities (e.g., building a church). Note: Religious organizations conducting activities with broader development goals are welcome to apply, however.

Details on the application procedure can be found here.

DBS Foundation Grant Program 2015

Deadline: Closed

The DBS Foundation has issues a call for applications for its various grant programs. The grant program assists social enterprises with monetary grants to make their projects sustainable and to assess the feasibility of the product to scale up their business in order to improve social impact on the society.

Types of Grants

  1. Pilot/prototype grants of up to SGD 50,000 – This is for social enterprises with new, innovative and scalable ideas that address relevant social problems. Social enterprises with a prototype ready for testing or a pilot-stage idea that needs funds to begin.
  2. Organisational grants of up to SGD 100,000 – This is for social enterprises that have been in operation for at least 2 years and need support to build up their organization e.g. acquiring fixed assets, building a team, product research and development, marketing, etc. Grants are expected to be directly used to grow the business, further social impact and/or ensure sustainability.
  3. Scale-up grants – This is for social enterprises that have been operating for over 3 years and seek grants and other forms of financing to scale up.

Eligible Countries – China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Singapore, and Taiwan.

Eligibility Information

DBS does not fund:

  • Specific individual fellowships/stipends and personal expenses, charities or NGOs primarily dependent on donations.
  • Religious organisations, election campaigns, general fund-raising drives or event sponsorship.

For more information, visit the DBS Foundation.

NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum 2015

Deadline: October 31, 2014

NASSCOM Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum 2015!The Forum is a technology for good platform which will identify and support innovations that leverage Information Communication Technology (ICT) to address critical social problems and foster inclusive development in India.

NASSCOM Foundation will continue in its quest to identify, showcase and support stellar innovations that have leveraged ICT to address critical gaps in social development, through the Challenge.

Applications for the challenge will be invited from the following stakeholder categories:

  1. Social Enterprises
  2. Corporate –CSR Initiatives
  3. Corporate- Responsible Businesses
  4. Students, Individuals/Groups
  5. Government Departments/Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships
  6. Not for Profits

Winners are awarded each year at the IT BPM industry’s premier event, the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum. Winners also get an opportunity to connect and network with Industry leaders, experts and investors.

If you have an application or an idea which utilizes technology for social good, apply here.

Sustainable Ground Water Management project

Deadline: March 31, 2014

Sustainable Ground Water Management (SuGWM) project is one of the major initiatives of Centre for World Solidarity (CWS) being implemented in Anantapur and Warangal districts of Andhra Pradesh. The project was started in 2011 and is focused on demonstrating innovative approaches in community management of ground water for water supply and sanitation services; as well as promoting equitable sharing and efficient use of the resource in agriculture.

SuGWM and VRUTTI (EU- IWRM Project) are planning to bring out a compendium of such innovations and best practices from different states of India. Contributions from any individual, organization, NGO, research institution, students, government agencies, departments or CBOs are invited before the end of March 31, 2014.

Based on the summary information provided, SuGWM will make edit and compile the cases and properly acknowledge the innovator/author/contributor in the published volume. A collaborative workshop with Government agencies is also being planned as a culmination of this endeavour sometime in mid-2014. SuGWM is pursuing this idea with an objective of capturing best practices and disseminating widely for the benefit of all those development workers.

Click here to contribute your work to SuGWM