Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation has recently opened applications for its 2021 Changemakers Innovation Challenge (CIC).
The application is open to non-profit organizations and social enterprises in Africa that drive innovative social changes in communities through technology and digital tools.
Research has it that most non-profit organizations using technology and digital tools to drive innovative change, creating lasting impact and sustainable development in their communities are on the rise, this is why Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation is calling for its 2021 applications.
Armed with a vision to leverage relationships to create effective social impact solutions across Africa and with a mission to build sustainable societies by engaging initiatives that unleash potential and empowers beneficiaries, ACT Foundation has remained resolute as a grant-making non-profit organization established in 2016 to support local, national and regional non-profit organizations working to address challenges and associated vulnerabilities across the African Continent.
The challenge is open to non-profits and social enterprises across Africa who are deliberately using diverse technological and digital tools to create innovative social solutions.
The support including funding and training is to enable them to scale up impact within the community where they presently operate and beyond.
Grant funding will be awarded to the top 3 winners of the challenge towards scaling of the innovative solutions across different communities.
Some of the past winners of the Changemakers Innovation Challenge (CIC) are: Infiuss, Vinsighte, Dare to Innovate, Foundation for moral value, etc.
To participate in the innovation challenge, the applying organization:
- Must be at least two years in existence
- Must be a non-profit or social enterprise domiciled in Africa
- The innovative solution submitted is fully towards social good
- Must submit social solutions within the Foundation’s key focus areas, namely; Health, Entrepreneurship, Environment and Leadership
- Non-profit or social enterprises must be registered with the government agency in charge of organizations’ registry in their respective countries
How to apply
To be a part of this exciting journey to realize a more sustainable Africa, visit the Changemakers Innovation Challenge website to get more information on eligibility criteria or follow its social media platforms to stay updated.
The deadline for application is Sunday, August 15, 2021, at 11:59 pm.
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