Submit Applications for SIF’s Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Programme 2019!

Deadline: 9 December 2018

Singapore International Foundation (SIF) is seeking applications for its Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Programme 2019 to inspire, equip and enable the youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond.

Through the YSE programme, participants will learn from leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who are keen on social innovation, while expanding their networks for potential collaborations for good.

Admitted participants will attend a 4-day YSE Workshop held in March 2019 in Singapore, and pitch for a chance to be shortlisted into the YSE programme, which includes a mentorship scheme; overseas study visit and an opportunity to pitch for funding.

Benefits

  • Ecosystem – Join an international ecosystem of changemakers including like-minded individuals, corporates, practitioners and successful entrepreneurs
  • Mentorship – Gain access to industry experts and professionals for mentorship
  • Overseas study visits – Embark on overseas study visit to gain insights
  • Grants – Develop their social enterprise with up to SGD$ 20,000 in grants!

Eligibility Criteria

SIF welcome passionate young changemakers and entrepreneurs who have great ideas and are looking to develop their SE. Join now if applicants:

  • Have a viable business proposition that addresses a social issue
  • Are committed individual or have a team (with up to 3 members who can join the programme)
  • Are between 18 to 30 years old (open to all nationalities)

Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be reviewed by an external panel of judges comprising of business professionals and practitioners, so that both the business and social impact of their SE idea will be assessed. Application is assessed based on:

  • Social impact: The benefits that the community receives, and potential impact to the community/issue.
  • Innovativeness: Creative and enterprising ideas, as well as unique aspects of the business models.
  • Feasibility and sustainability of the business idea/model: Viability of business idea/model.
  • Commitment: Applicants team and/or drive and willingness (attitude) to be committed to be a changemaker.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Visit: https://www.sif.org.sg/our-work/gb/yse/applications

  • Anne says:

    We are pleased, but what about elders who wants franchise Entrepreneur course to offer to the youth.

  • Abreham Molla says:

    Just see about me to implement my project

  • Abreham Molla says:

    Test me

  • Abreham Molla says:

    If you are adouner just based on the project

  • Abreham Molla says:

    Good

  • Gaurav Adhikari says:

    IS this program fully funded (transport and the residency)

    • Reena says:

      Hi Gaurav Adhikari,

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

      Good Luck!

  • NSAIGA VALANTINE says:

    I have a strong business that just need a boost and am 34 years, what should i do?

    • Reena says:

      Hi NSAIGA VALANTINE,

      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!

  • Mendo says:

    Indeed projects run by the elders, for art, craft and heritage activities for the purpose of tourist attraction in this unemployment scourge in South Africa we need such amenities

  • MUWEREZA DAVID says:

    I’m in Uganda and would like to engage in such opportunities to do vibrant business that can impact society.

  • Arun Ninawe says:

    Excellent opportunities for the youngsters

  • Arun Ninawe says:

    Could I be considered, I am retired from ministry department but keen to learn more & adopt the skill for social entrepreneurship

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Arun Ninawe,

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

      Good Luck!

  • sarah says:

    if you are a government worker, can you also apply? i am a senior tourism officer for marketing and promotion unit and i want to learn and upgrade my capacity on entrepreneurship as i want to help communities start of their business relevant to tourism businesses

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi sarah,

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

      Good luck!

  • menzi qwabe says:

    I menzi qwabe I having social innovative business that address youth programs social entreprinashipe

  • Lenga jino says:

    Good afternoon my name is lenga jino from Uganda am among young people who are changing you people on environmental education social economics how can be vote on this

  • Pierre Nsengiyumva says:

    Bonjour,
    Mon nom est Pierre Nsengiyumva
    Je suis Burundais habitant en Uganda,
    Ai-je access à l’évenement?

    • Reena says:

      Hi Pierre Nsengiyumva,

      Thank you for contacting fundsforNGOs. Unfortunately, our services are only available in English and we are only able to respond to queries written in English.

      Good luck!

  • Julius says:

    lovely,
    this is so inspiring.

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