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[SB106] De-mystifying the Grant Application Process

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Do you have a great social impact business idea? Or is your business at a stage where you could use an infusion of capital? Do you need the money to start your business or project, scale your activities or broaden your impact?   Enterprises that make a positive social impact have access to many funding opportunities from across the world. You can check out the Capturing Opportunities module to find opportunities for awards, grants, and competitions that you may be interested in.   This course is designed to help you navigate and de-mystify the grant funding application process. The process can be long and overwhelming but ultimately could be rewarding! The key is to get across the importance of your idea, the work you do, your passion and dedication to a cause that can make a difference in people’s lives.  One of the important features of the startup support provided by the Youth Co:Lab Springboard Programme is nominating and assisting social enterprises to apply to various opportunities, like awards, competitions, challenges and grant applications. So far, the Springboard team has made 580 nominations for various Social Enterprises and founders to different opportunities, assisted in 45 applications. 2.1M USD has been raised by Social Enterprises as a result of direct support from the Youth Co:Lab team. 

Learn More About Our Knowledge Partner:
Nisha Oswal: Nisha is a Startup Support Coordinator at the Youth Co:Lab. She has extensive experience in textile design, helping artisans, women, and youth in villages across India; to being an entrepreneur, journalist and educator in Vancouver, Canada; her career has been forged in service with purpose. She has a Master’s degree in Textile Design and Development, and now she is bringing her talent, passion, and professional and multifaceted skills to UNDP, to continue that mission of improving and impacting lives, and boosting livelihoods. Her work centered around mentoring and training weavers and artisans, especially women and youth, in some of India’s most remote areas, supporting them in creating products for national and international markets.