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DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Grant Programme
August 1, 2016
Last year, 11 social enterprises in our focus markets of Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, India and Indonesia were awarded grants to further their social impact through their business. Apart from the grants, they join the DBS social enterprise community that receives holistic support and mentorship during their growth journey.
This year, DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Grant programme opens doors to continue supporting social enterprises with grants. The grants specifically enable social ventures in various stages of growth to develop prototypes around their innovative ideas, improve existing processes or add critical capabilities or scale their existing business that ultimately help enhance their social impact.
The DBS Foundation’s grants have been designed to meet the critical needs of social enterprises in Asia. The grant amounts will vary according the growth stage and specific needs of Social enterprises.
grants of up to
SGD 50,000 will be awarded to change makers with innovative ideas that address relevant social problems and have a prototype ready to develop.
grants of up to
SGD 100,000 will be awarded to social enterprises that have been in operation for at least 2 years and need support for improvements in business that will translate to furthering their social impact and/or ensuring sustainability.
grants or other forms
of financing will be considered for social enterprises that have been operating for over
3 years and are ready
for expansion or diversification that will help business and
social impact grow exponentially.
If you are a social enterprise with impact in any of the 6 countries listed above and have a clear and realistic approach to make your social innovation / enterprise stronger, this grant programme is for you.
Grant applications are now open and will close on August 11, 2016. Please click here for more details and to access the application form.