Sunday 7 June, 2020

Groups, NGOs invited to apply for Digicel Foundation's EPIC grant

Community groups and NGOs are invited to apply for funding for the Digicel Foundation's EPIC (Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities) grant initiative.

The Foundation said in a statement Tuesday that the grants are open for applications from April 1, 2020. 

The ‘Call for Applications’ is part of the Foundation’s EPIC – Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities grant initiative. 

Registered groups can apply for TT$35,000 to implement an indoor or outdoor community project. 

The Foundation said the call for applications will run from April 1 – April 30 and is being extended to all registered Community Based Organisations, Faith Based Organisations and other Non-Profit Organisations to implement small scale projects that can be completed within six to eight weeks. 

The grant will focus on innovative projects like computer labs, youth friendly spaces, community parks, community gardens, youth centres, minor upgrades to community sporting facilities, environmental projects and libraries.

The maximum grant funding for each project is TT$35,000 therefore, projects must fall within the stated budget. 

It is recommended that applicants endeavour to collaborate with other non-profit groups, public or private sector entities, to guarantee community buy-in and sustainability.

The Foundation said since the launch of the programme in 2016, to date, with an investment of over TT$2.6 million, there have been 80 successful EPIC projects impacting 31,759 persons throughout Trinidad and Tobago. 

EPIC application forms are located on the Digicel Foundation website at digicelfoundation.org and on Instagram and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/digicelfoundationtt/.

Completed forms and other queries can be emailed to epic@digicelgroup.com. 

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