Monday 24 September, 2018

Watch: Digicel Foundation rewards its new community partners for 2018

Digicel Foundation recently celebrated two major milestones. Twenty community-based organisations received US$5,000 grants to further develop and execute projects within their communities. The moment was commemorated on the sixth anniversary of Digicel Foundation at the Queen's Park Oval on July 25. 

Established in 2012, the Digicel Foundation is non-profit organisation that focuses on community development and the advancement of persons with special needs. With an investment of US$3.3 million over the past six years, the Foundation has funded over 347 projects impacting over 96,700 persons  people. In 2016, Digicel Foundation launched a new  community initiative: Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities (EPIC), which aims to deliver a series of small-scale community-based projects. 

 

To date, they have 39 EPIC partners who have implemented a variety of community projects, namely refurbishment of play parks and libraries, a community tank-farm, development of computer labs, youth-friendly spaces, and a community gym, to name a few. From 2016-2018 Digicel Foundation has invested TT$1.3 million in EPIC projects, impacting over 20,000 people across Trinidad and Tobago. 

All approved projects must be implemented within six to eight weeks. Only registered community- and faith-based and non-governmental organisations are eligible to apply for funding. Partnerships with other civil society organisations, corporate entities, regional corporations, and other government agencies are welcomed. 

The organisations and their community projects are listed as follows: 

1. Barataria Community Council: Fitness Centre

2. St. Dominic's Children's Home (Belmont): The Veritas Centre for vocational training

3. 2nd Bonne Aventure Scout Group (Gasparillo): Refurbishment of Scout House 

4. Corinth/Cedar Hill Coordinating Committee (Princes Town): Homework/Training Room 

5. St. Vincent de Paul (Port of Spain): Library renovation 

6. POS City Corporation (East Port of Spain): Basilon Street Gym

7. Chinapoo Community Council (Morvant): Annex Homework Centre 

8. Enterprise Government (Chaguanas): Literacy and numeracy resource room 

9. Mamatoto (Belmont): Redecoration 

10. Heal-a-ton Foundation (Claxton Bay): Planting seeds of love

11. Young Mindz of Gonzales (East Port of Spain): Food Park 

12. Rainbow Rescue (Maraval): Ripple Effect 

13. Amica House (Curepe): Climb Every Mountain

14. Couva Children's Home: Agriculture Development Waste Management (organic food garden and recycling) 

15. Tobago West Scouts: Aquaculture Farm 

16. Why Farm (Siparia): Agripreneurs Incubator

17. Excel (Tunapuna): Mentorship and Success Centre

18. Guapo Police Youth Club: Learning Resource Centre

19. Demarara Sport and Youth Club (Arima): Recreational Ground

20. St. Helena ECCC (Piarco): Play Park

 

For more information on how you can apply for EPIC funding or meet with a representative, contact them at digicelfoundationtt@digicelgroup.com, or postal mail at:

Digicel Foundation

ANSA Centre

11C Maraval Road

St. Clair

 

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