The Singapore Committee for UN Women in collaboration with MasterCard announce the launch of Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World. Launched in 2011 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day and the 25th anniversary of MasterCard in Asia Pacific, Project Inspire: 5 minutes to change the world is a global challenge that presents 18-35 year olds with a 5-minute platform to pitch their inspired idea to the world. With a US$25,000 Grand Prize on offer to make their idea a reality, Project Inspire 2016 asks social entrepreneurs around the world to submit their ideas to change the world for women and girls through safety and security. Applicants are asked to demonstrate how they are empowering women and girls through safety and security across sectors ...
Since 1987, the United States based Echoing Green has been providing seed funding and support to nearly 500 social entrepreneurs with bold ideas for social change in order to launch groundbreaking organizations around the world. Through a two-year fellowship program, Echoing Green helps individuals with a vision to develop new solutions to society’s most difficult problems. These social entrepreneurs and their organizations work to solve deeply-rooted social, environmental, economic, and political inequities to ensure equal access and to help all individuals reach their potential. The 2011 Echoing Green Fellowship application has now been open, as circulated to our group subscribers, and will remain available through November 12, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Echoing Green has helped launch
Wantrapreneur, the Business Plan Competition for social entrepreneurs is an annual affair hosted by Villgro. Wantrapreneur is about identifying and recognizing innovative social enterprises that have the potential to transform rural lives. It is an amazing opportunity for all those who have a social enterprise that can change lives. The finalists get an opportunity to pitch their plans to social investors and win cash prizes. Wantrapreneur is now calling for entries under the following categories: Agriculture – Start up Agriculture – Early Growth Diary/ Energy/ Water – Start up Diary/ Energy / Water – Early Growth Who should participate: Indian citizens aged 18 years as on Oct 15, 2010 can participate who have a functioning start-up, in operation for at least 6
Urban based youth-led organizations in developing countries who are working to improve the living conditions of their communities can now apply for financial assistance from UN-HABITAT, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme. The Opportunities Fund for Urban Youth-Led Development will provide grants between $5,000 and $25,000 to organizations led by young people, aged 15-32 years. "In this time of worldwide economic crisis, it is not only banks and automakers who deserve financial support, we also need to encourage youth who are often best placed to solve problems in their communities," said Ms. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT. "The Opportunities Fund is designed to provide financial support of up to one million dollars per year, to youth-led initiativ