EU-EaSI Call for Proposals: Transaction Cost Support for Social Enterprise Finance

Deadline: 1 December 2017 The European Union is currently seeking proposals under its Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme for Transaction cost support for social enterprise finance with an objective to promote employment and social inclusion by increasing access to finance for social enterprises and to develop the social enterprise finance market. The objective of the call is to test a transaction cost support scheme in the form of a grant to be combined with financial … [Read more...]

Apply for BIRAC 6th Call for Proposals under SPARSH on Waste to Value!

Deadline: 30 September 2017 The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) has announced its 6th Call for Proposals under Social Innovation Programme for Products: Affordable and Relevant to Societal Health (SPARSH) on "Waste to Value". SPARSH aims at promoting development of innovative solutions to address society’s most pressing social problems through biotechnological approaches. The Scheme has two components: Product Development Social Innovation Immersion … [Read more...]

Call for Applications for “UNDP Youth Leadership Program III: Accelerating Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development”

Deadline: 10 August 2017 Do you have an innovative solution to address a social challenge in your community? Do you want to learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals? Do you want to meet other young leaders from around the country? Do you want to become an agent of change? Do you want to learn how to improve the design of your solution and implement projects that will help your communities? If yes, then apply for UNDP Youth Leadership Program III. UNDP has launched the Third … [Read more...]

Submit EOIs for the Life Chances Fund! Supporting Locally Developed Projects in UK

Deadline: 15 September 2017 The Life Chances Fund (LCF) is currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to help those people in society who face the most significant barriers to leading happy and productive lives. Objectives Increasing the number and scale of SIBs in England Making it easier and quicker to set up a SIB Generating public sector efficiencies by delivering better outcomes and using this to understand how cashable savings are increasing social innovation and … [Read more...]

GCE-India 3rd Call for Proposals: Addressing Global Health Challenges

Deadline: 31 August 2017 Proposals are open for "Grand Challenges Explorations India (GCE-India)" to encourage and nurture innovation in areas that impact global health. This is the third call for proposals with the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India (DBT), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as funding partners, IKP Knowledge Park (IKP), as an implementation partner, and the Program Management Unit at BIRAC (PMU-BIRAC) as the management partner. Funding … [Read more...]

LEAP Africa-Union Bank Call for Applications: Social Innovators Programme 2017

Deadline: 16 July 2017 The LEAP Africa in partnership with Union Bank has developed the Social Innovators Programme 2017 to strengthen and advance youth-led change initiatives and entrepreneurship in Nigeria through training and collaborative partnerships that enhance the sustainability and overall impact of these change initiatives. The Social Innovators Programme (SIP) is a one-year fellowship which supports talented young social innovators – youth change-makers – whose ideas and initiatives … [Read more...]

Apply for Life Chances Fund (LCF): Supporting Locally Developed Projects in UK

Deadline: 31 July 2017 Applications are open for the Life Chances Fund (LCF) with an aim to help those people in society who face the most significant barriers to leading happy and productive lives. An £80 million fund to provide payment-by-results contracts for locally developed projects by socially minded investors. The Life Chances Fund will aim for contributions of around 20% of total outcomes payments, with local commissioners paying for the majority of the outcomes payments. However … [Read more...]

Apply to Participate in Tandem Europe – Social Innovation!

Deadline: 30 June 2017 Do you as an individual and in your organisation work on cultural ideas that tackle socio-economic challenges in our societies? Then we encourage you to apply! Tandem Europe - Social Innovation is now open for applications inviting cultural initiative/organisation/institution to submit expressions of interest. Tandem Europe – Social Innovation is a cross-border learning and doing programme. During their Tandem year, cultural-social initiators from all over Europe … [Read more...]

EaSI Call for Proposals: Transaction Cost Support for Social Enterprise Finance

Deadline: 15 July 2017 The European Union is currently seeking proposals under its Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme for Transaction cost support for social enterprise finance. The European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation "EaSI" 2014-20202 is a European-level financing instrument managed directly by the European Commission to contribute to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy, by providing financial support for the Union's objectives in terms of … [Read more...]

Social Innovation Fund Ireland: Apply for Animate Fund 2017 Awarding Innovations across Ireland

Deadline: 7 July 2017 Social Innovation Fund Ireland and Medtronic are currently accepting applications for its Animate fund 2017, that provides grants and supports to early stage projects or organisations that have come up with clever ideas to address health and social issues in their community. This year the Animate Fund will have two elements, the first will seek out early stage innovations that have smart responses to general community issues such as poverty, educational disadvantage etc. … [Read more...]

Apply for SAB Foundation’s Award Programs on Social Innovation & Disability!

Deadline: 25 May 2017 The SAB Foundation is seeking applications from local innovators and social entrepreneurs for its "Social Innovation Awards" to create opportunities for social entrepreneurs and/or innovators with disabilities. The SAB Foundation supports and invests in entrepreneurs and social innovation with a priority in benefitting women and youth, people in rural areas and people with disability. Award Categories The Social Innovation Awards. The award is aimed at … [Read more...]

Corporation for National and Community Service: Seeking Applications for Volunteer Generation Fund Grant Program

Deadline: 6 July 2017 The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is seeking applications for its grant program "Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF)" to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. Through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, CNCS has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action. VGF … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Youth Volunteering Innovation Challenge in ASEAN!

Deadline: 1 May 2017 Applications are open for Youth Volunteering Innovation Challenge to support young volunteers throughout the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in their journey to catalyze youth-led innovation for social impact and sustainable development. The Youth Volunteering Innovation Challenge (YVIC), under the theme “Impact ASEAN,” supports young volunteers throughout the ASEAN region in their journey to catalyze youth-led innovation for social impact and sustainable … [Read more...]

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund: Apply Now for your Share of $1million Grants!

Deadline: 16 May 2017 The AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is currently open for applications inviting amazing Australians doing great things the chance to share in $1million in grants. AMP Tomorrow Makers come from all walks of life and pursue goals in many fields – from art to technology, science to social innovation, sport, film, music and more. They have a definite plan and desire to make a difference, either by creating something special or inspiring others. Eligibility Criteria Australian … [Read more...]

CBSS Call for Applications: Project Support Facility to Foster Sustainable Partnerships

Deadline: 15 April 2017 The Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) is seeking applications for its Project Support Facility (PSF) in order to foster sustainable partnerships. Priority Areas Regional Identity, aiming to develop and foster the concept of Baltic Sea Region identity and a sense of belonging to the Baltic Sea Region through engagement, dialogue, people-to-people contacts, macroregional networks and multilevel governance. Sustainable and Prosperous Region, working … [Read more...]

NAB Foundation’s Grant: Inviting Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission

Deadline: 21 April 2017 The NAB Foundation is seeking applications for its Grant program to promote social innovation in their focus areas. Social innovation is defined as using new or different approaches or solutions to tackle societal issues. The NAB Foundation's strategic focus has evolved this year to better support organisations to be more socially innovative – enabling them to explore and promote new or different ways of solving long-term societal problems. The NAB Foundation is … [Read more...]

Australia Awards South and West Asia: Alumni Innovation Challenge Regional Alumni Workshop & Small Grants

Deadline: 19 April 2017 The Australia Awards South and West Asia Alumni Innovation Challenge is currently open for applications for its workshop & Small Grants program to connect, mobilise and celebrate development innovators amongst the Australia Awards alumni in the region. The Program has partnered with BRAC’s Social Innovation Lab, and Ashoka Bangladesh, to arrange a mentor system in which each selected grantee will be linked with a mentor who can advise and support the grantee to … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Cambodia: Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional

Deadline: 7 April 2017 The US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’, Professional Fellows Division, administered by American Councils for International Education is currently accepting applications from young professionals interested in coming to the US for a one month professional fellowship Program on Economic Empowerment, under Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is sponsored by the US Department of State’s … [Read more...]

Apply for Social Innovation Fund Ireland’s Engage and Educate Fund!

Deadline: 5 April 2017 Social Innovation Fund Ireland with support from Mason Hayes & Curran & the Irish Government is currently accepting applications for its Engage and Educate Fund. The Engage and Educate Fund is open to projects that empower people through education, to achieve their full potential and to contribute to community. Projects that focus on people from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people with migrant status are encouraged to … [Read more...]

Applications Open for European Social Innovation Competition 2017!

Deadline: 7 April 2017 The European Commission is seeking entries from individuals, groups and organizations for its Social Innovation Competition 2017 with an aim to stimulate social innovation's potential to provide solutions to societal challenges and foster sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe. It will directly support some ideas best illustrating that potential. The 2017 European Social Innovation Competition seeks to ‘reboot’ equality by inspiring fresh and energetic approaches to … [Read more...]

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