ACT Foundation Changemakers Innovation Challenge 2020 For Social Enterprises

Challenge 2020

The Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation is calling for applications for the Changemakers Innovation Challenge 2020. This is for non-profits and social enterprises across Africa using technology to effect social change in health. If this sounds like what you are into, do not miss out on this challenge.

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About Changemakers Innovation Challenge 2020

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The Changemakers Innovation Challenge is conceived by the ACT Foundation as a response to the impressive work of community nonprofits and social enterprises in Africa who are leveraging technology/digital tools to create social change in their communities. Research shows that most nonprofits using technology/ digital tools to drive projects and develop communities are coming ahead in the world and also creating a lasting impact.

Hence, the challenge is open to non-profits and social enterprises across Africa who are using various technological tools to create innovative social solutions. If you fall into this category, the support including funding and technical offerings is to enable you to scale up impact within the community where you presently work and beyond.

Award total of 15,000,000 (Naira) will be given to the three winners;

The Award grant will be given towards scaling of the innovative solutions across different communities.

Eligibility Criteria

The Changemakers Innovation Challenge is open to;

1. Only nonprofits and social enterprises in Africa. For social enterprises, the innovative solution submitted must not be towards for profit ventures. (It must be fully towards social good)

2. Organizations must submit social solutions within the Foundation’s key focus areas, namely; Health, Entrepreneurship, Environment, and Leadership.

3. Nonprofits or social enterprises must be registered with the government agency in charge of organizations’ registry.

4. All submissions must be innovative solutions that use technology/digital systems as major tools for the community impact. Show evidence of claim through provision of web links and other online presence.

5. Organization must have been in existence for at least two years.

6. All submitted social solutions must be at the growth stage and must have been tested/implemented and have direct beneficiaries. Evidence of claim through pictures, news releases, etc. must be documented and shared during the application.

7. Submitted innovations must have been implemented before.

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Changemakers Innovation Challenge 2020 Focus Areas

  1. Health + Technology
  2. Environment + Technology
  3. Entrepreneurship + Technology
  4. Leadership + Technology


The application guidelines are;

1. Entry for the Changemakers Innovation Challenge 2020 opens on Monday, August 24th, 2020, and closes 7th September 2020. Late entries will not be considered.

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2. Only one entry will be accepted per organization. Once an entry has been submitted, no further changes will be accepted.

3. Your entry for the challenge must be in English.

4. No entry fee, purchase or payment of any kind is required.

5. Winners will be announced and awarded at the annual ACT Foundation Breakfast Dialogue holding on Friday, 30th September.

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The deadline for application is September 7, 2020. So, if you operate a social enterprise in Africa, you can apply now for the ACT Changemakers Innovation Challenge 2020 using this link; http://changemakers.actrustfoundation.org/

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