Apply for International ReSource Award 2016 to Enhance Resilience in Water Management!

Deadline: 30 April 2016

The Swiss Re Foundation is seeking proposals for its International ReSource Award 2016 to support social entrepreneurial initiatives addressing water-related challenges with new and innovative approaches.

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The ReSource Award is focused on social entrepreneurial approaches applied to water-related social and/or ecological issues.

Award Information: In addition to the USD 20 000 received while a finalist, the winner will be further supported financially (to a total value of USD 75 000, over three years) and non-financially from April 2017 to April 2020.

ReSource Award Criteria

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The short and full proposals submitted will be assessed with regard to the following areas:

  • Social and ecological challenge: The proposal demonstrates a profound and authentic understanding of the social and ecological problem to be addressed.
  • Impact: The expected social, ecological and economic impact is clearly defined and in line with the scope of the ReSource Award.
  • Approach: The proposal outlines a compelling social entrepreneurial approach to address the defined challenge. The defined goal and expected impact can realistically be achieved with the approach presented.
  • Financials: There is a financially viable business plan in place based on clear and logical assumptions.
  • Competencies: A qualified team with appropriate skills and track record is in place.
  • Risk management: All relevant risk drivers and related prevention and risk mitigation measures are defined.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only proposals are being considered that are designed to be implemented in low, lower-middle and upper-middle-income countries.
  • Charities, non-profit organisations and revenue-generating social enterprises are invited to participate in sustainable water management.
  • Applicants with the skills, resources and commitment to launch and manage a social entrepreneurial initiative related to sustainable water management practices are invited to apply for the ReSource Award.
  • The ReSource Award intends to partner up directly with social purpose organisations with existing or planned revenue generating activities.
  • Accordingly, intermediary institutions that support social entrepreneurs are not supported under the Award.
  • Originators (for example, a team or organisation) may not submit more than one proposal a year.

How to Apply

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Interested applicants must submit their application forms electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit ReSource Award 2016.

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