One of the initiatives through which DBS Foundation supports the growth of social enterprises is through the annual Social Enterprise Grant Programme. The programme supports social enterprises on one of their crucial needs – ‘capital’. Our grants enable social enterprises in various stages of growth to develop prototypes around innovative ideas, build organisational capacity or improve innovation capability that would in turn enhance their social impact.
Who is this meant for?
This grant is meant for social enterprises working towards positive social impact in Asia. The grant can be used for developing a prototype to go to market, or for business growth in terms of building up organisation capacity and innovation capability, extending geographical reach and/or expanding social impact.
What are the support amounts and eligibility criteria?
- Prototype grants of up to SGD 50,000
For newly registered social enterprises with innovative and scalable ideas that address relevant social problems. Entities should be registered for less than 2 years as of 1st Jan 2018. The idea is ready to be developed into a working prototype. This grant is expected to help the social enterprises get to market.
- Organisational grants of up to SGD 250,000
Targeted at revenue generating social enterprises that have been registered and in operations for between 2 to 4 years as of 1st Jan 2018. This grant is aimed to support these more established social enterprises scale up business capacity, innovation capabilities, extend geographical reach and/or expand social impact.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
To apply, please click here.
Deadline: March 31, 2018