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Funding Opportunities

16 January 2023 | Funder Focus, Opportunities

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Find out about the prizes and grants available for social innovators and entrepreneurs who are working to improve lives in communities around the world.

Yidan Prize

Two prizes worth $4,000,000 each

The $4,000,000 Yidan Prize is an inclusive education award that recognises individuals, or teams of up to three members, who have contributed significantly to education research and development.

Each year, the Yidan Prize is awarded in two areas:

  • Education Research: The theory of learning — science, psychology, statistics — that can help educators understand different approaches with a methodical lens.
  • Education Development: Policy and practice in learning: new methods and ways to make education more widespread —so they can champion techniques that work.

IKI Small Grants

$500,000 – $1,000,000

The German Government’s International Climate Initiative (IKI) offers project funding to encourage active engagement by civil society and to implement effective, locally-adapted approaches to address the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss. In addition, the grants support small implementing organisations to develop their capacity and strengthen their professional networks, through customised measures. The aim is to foster these organisations as agents of change for climate and biodiversity action on the ground.

Smurfit Kappa Foundation Grant Programme

$10,000 to $100,000

The Smurfit Kappa Foundation is committed to supporting projects that positively impact the lives of people in under-resourced communities where the Group operates. This is done through financially supporting sustainable local projects that have a positive impact on health and nutrition, education, basic care and reducing inequalities.

Eligible countries include: Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Spain, Austria, Ecuador, Morocco, Sweden, Belgium, El Salvador, Netherlands, Switzerland, Bulgaria, France, Norway, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Peru, United States, Chile, Greece, Poland, Colombia, Ireland, Portugal, Costa Rica, Italy, Romania, Czech Republic, Latvia, Serbia, Denmark, Lithuania and Slovakia.

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