ASEAN Social Impact Awards was launched for the first time in 2017 in partnership with Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC), NUS Department of Social Work and Ashoka Innovators for the Public.
From our network of inspiring changemakers we ask you to take a few minutes and nominate social entrepreneurs making a difference in the ASEAN community today.
What is the ASEAN Social Impact Award?
The ASEAN Social Impact Award is a celebration of high quality and distinctive social innovations with a focus on systemic impact for disadvantaged communities in the ASEAN region. This awards identifies and further encourages individuals from the citizen sector with a strong drive and vision to resolve social issues, thereby creating positive social impact in their respective communities in the ASEAN region.
The Ee Peng Liang Memorial Fund Committee, with the assistance of Ashoka, set up this award to perpetuate the Singaporean “father of charity”, capturing the essence of his selfless drive to advance human development in communities in need. The award will honour the spirit of social entrepreneurship for the ASEAN region.
How can you help?
In the following weeks we are reaching out to trusted partners who will help us to nominate candidates for the Awards. These candidates have already proven a sizeable amount of social impact and are expected to increase their influence on social innovation in the future. In a first screening process Ashoka will select candidates most suitable to its assessment criteria and invite promising applicants to apply.
What we are looking for?
The selection committee will recognize sustainable solutions to problems faced by communities in the ASEAN region. Distinguished innovations are focused around systemic change to the benefit of deeply disadvantaged, underserved, and marginalized people. At the centre of the Award stands a selfless and unrelenting drive for making a significant difference in society.
We have identified the following nomination guidelines:
- The target group of the organization should fit within disadvantaged people in any of the ASEAN countries
- The organization should have already achieved a demonstrable size of impact
- The organization should already be at least 3 years in operation
Participants in the Award competition win one of three prizes of up to 50,000 SGD and will receive support from Ashoka and NUS in further building their organizations.
Deadline: July 15, 2017