Entries Open for Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge!


Deadline: 1 May 2019

Are you contributing towards a more sustainable planet? Are you an entrepreneur with an innovative start-up that contributes towards a more sustainable planet? If yes, then apply for the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge!

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Entries are open for the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge, one of the largest annual international competitions for bright entrepreneurs that successfully combine sustainability, entrepreneurship and creativity.

The Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge Fund, established by the DOEN Foundation, aims to support former finalists of the competition. For start-ups (new) funding is often necessary to realise further growth. Promising business plans of former finalists that have the potential to develop further are eligible for further investment.

Prize Information

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  • The winner gets €500,000 to bring his/her business to market.
  • The runner-up will receive €200,000 and the three other finalists receive €100,000 each.
  • An international jury selects the winner and runner-up.

Entry Criteria

  • Applicant’s business solution should contribute towards a more sustainable planet. For example: stop plastic pollution, reduce food waste or fight climate change by reducing co2 emissions. And their solution should be ready to go to market within the next two years.
  • Applicants Solution
    • Business solution should contribute towards a more sustainable planet. For example: stop plastic pollution, reduce food waste or fight climate change by reducing co2 emissions.
    • should be developed enough to execute
    • should be realisable as a usable product or service within the next two years
    • should preferably have integrated Cradle2Cradle principles in the designs
    • Besides these criteria, the jury will also look at factors such as: communication potential, courageousness and creativity.
  • Applicants should
    • be willing to bring their idea to market yourself, and to commit to working with any organisation necessary for developing the product and/or implementing the service
    • be 18 years or older
    • fully complete all the questions on the entry form in English
    • be willing to attend the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge in the Netherlands if they are selected as a finalist to present their idea to the jury (reasonable travel and lodging expenses for one person per finalist will be reimbursed)

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

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For more information, please visit https://www.greenchallenge.info/

  • Avatar Sm Faruk says:

    Good for if help me

  • Avatar Ghujjan says:

    Can i participate . I am resident of Sweden. I have much knowledge of the subject. I am cultivating organic vegetables in Sweden.

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Ghujjan,

      Yes, you can apply for this opportunity is open to citizens of any country. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Oridi Ivan says:

    Am from a country facing rapid climate change but I have A master plan that is large and involves multisectoral involvement. But if tried a believe it can breed positive results. Can l apply

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Oridi Ivan,

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Jane says:

    I would like to participate on behalf of a group of women from all over our country where are planning to plant trees in all our counties and especially the water catchment areas which have left bare from the effect of tree logging and this is the time we experiencing a shortage of rain.

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Jane,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar lemesa tilahun says:

    as you raised it, the coming global climate change as the all is worry for all. being mitigation of causes for this reason is important such as CH4 emission, CO2 emission and NH3 emission. Those are coming from enteric fermentation of Livestock one of the causes and etc. Now I am in Ethiopia how can I participate it.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi lemesa tilahun,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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