Are you a registered social skate charity/NGO responding to an existing need in your community? Then apply now for THE SKATEROOM’s Social Skate Project 2024.
THE SKATEROOM’s mission is rooted in social impact and they would not have been able to achieve it on such a vast scale, if it wasn’t for their close partnerships with over 40 inspiring social skate projects around the world.
- There are four key criteria they focus on when considering candidates.
- Gender Equity – Ensuring participation of girls and all gender expansive identities is a priority of each project through programming, initiatives, and staff representation.
- Inclusion of Minority Populations – Identified minorities will change depending on the political context and geography of each location. Social partners must strive to break any social barriers that may prevent any participants from accessing their programming. Social partners must demonstrate action based initiatives that target persons facing any kind of social exclusion to encourage them to participate in their programs.
- Economic Empowerment – Social partners need to ensure the sustainability and longevity of their projects by demonstrating local investment.
- Project Sustainability – Partners must demonstrate diversification of funding, short term and long term development goals, financial policy, and financial reserves. Investment in staff and capacity building is critical.
- THE SKATEROOM will be providing funds from $10,000 up to $30,000 that will be distributed on a quarterly basis over the course of one year. That means that if your organisation is selected, you can expect to receive funding every three months, starting from February up until December.
- Application’s will be reviewed in January 2024 and if you are selected you can expect to hear back from them by January 30th.
- Your project proposal must have a clear spending budget, you may wish to set an upper and lower amount that you feel is achievable in your project.
- The organisation should be a registered charity. This status may look different from country to country, but projects need to be able to show what kind of legal entity or status they hold in their country.
- The project being proposed must respond to an existing need in the community.
- The project must have a monitoring and evaluation framework, or impact reporting system, in place
- The project must be able to maintain regular contact with THE SKATEROOM during the course of the partnership.
- The following factors are paramount to THE SKATEROOM and organisation’s will be selected based on how clearly they demonstrate their ability to incorporate them into their mission and activities:
- Gender equity
- Inclusion of minority populations
- Economic empowerment
- Project sustainability
For more information, visit THE SKATEROOM.