Octava Foundation Dare To Dream Grant

Octava Foundation aims to enable underprivileged children and youth to realise their goals and aspirations. We are pleased to launch a Dare to Dream Grant to achieve this objective. The grant seeks to partner with social purpose organisations working on similar objectives. Broadly, we seek to support underprivileged children and youth to attain educational and vocational qualifications, as well as to develop their social emotional assets to enable them to have confidence in their own abilities and to be competent adults. In doing so, we also seek to support the families of these children and youth so that they grow up in stable and nurturing environments.

If your organisation or project aims to achieve the above-mentioned objectives, we’d like to hear from you. Please refer to the following information for more details on the grant and how to apply.

Target group we want to impact:
Proposed projects should support either of the following groups:

  1. Children and youth aged between 0-35 from economically disadvantaged families OR
  2. Children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Outcomes we aim to achieve:

  • Improved education and employment attainment
  • Positive development of social-emotional assets
  • Acquirement of vocational and work-readiness skills
  • Enabling stable and nurturing home environments

Overall impact we aim to achieve:

  • Children and youth have sustainable livelihoods as adults
  • Children and youth have access to opportunities to achieve their aspirations
  • Children and youth demonstrate self-belief

Eligibility criteria for applicants that would be considered for the ‘Dare to Dream Grant’:

  • Grantee partners can be non-profit organisations, social enterprises, or ground-up initiatives
  • Projects must be implemented in Singapore
  • The proposed projects should address at least one of the outcomes outlined for the Dare to Dream grant
  • The proposed projects should have a long-term horizon of at least 3 years

If your project meets the above eligibility criteria and you work with one of our target groups to achieve at least one of the outlined outcomes, we would like to invite you to apply.

How to apply:

  • Submit a brief concept note with the requisite documents
  • The applicant may propose up to 2 projects for our consideration. However, there can only be 1 grant given per organization.
  • We will aim to inform the applicants on the status of their concept note submission within 2 weeks of receipt of the concept note
  • Shortlisted projects will be invited to submit detailed project proposals

Other relevant terms of the ‘Dare to Dream Grant’:

  • Grants will be disbursed over the period of the project and not in a lump-sum donation
  • Grants will be subjected to the grant agreement terms and conditions and reporting requirements
  • All projects will need to have a tracking and measurement process, or impact evaluation if possible
  • Projects with innovative approaches or interventions will be prioritized
  • Projects demonstrating sustainability through diversified funding are preferred
  • There is no deadline to submit an application – the grant will be open for applications on a rolling basis starting October 2018 and will cease to accept new applications once the designated funds have been allocated
  • Applications must be submitted via email

Example of activities that might be considered for funding:

  • Out of classroom experiential learning and education support (e.g. enrichment and tuition courses)
  • Improving access to education (e.g. scholarships and bursaries)
  • Values-based learning and soft skills development
  • Nurturing talents and interests
  • Industry or vocational certifications
  • Internships and apprenticeships
  • Strengthening and enabling positive parenting

If you are interested in applying for the grant, you may submit and email the concept note form and requisite documents to info@octavafoundation.com.

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