DTI-ARMM opens applications for EU and British Council- funded social enterprise camp
Cotabato City (October 2, 2017) – The Department of Trade and Industry of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DTI-ARMM), in partnership with Strengthening Civil Society Participation in Social Enterprise Education Development (CSO-SEED), is calling for applications for this year’s ‘Local Changes: A Social Enterprise Ideation Camp.’
CSO-SEED is a project financed by the European Union and co-financed and implemented by the British Council. The week-long camp, which will be held in Davao City on November 5-11, aims at gathering diverse individuals who would like to explore their creative side while offering space to exchange, foster, think, and collaborate about social innovations through social enterprise.
Through the camp, CSO-SEED hopes to encourage individuals to use social enterprise to create visions for a better, secure and more prosperous future. The camp is open to youth organizations, civil society organizations, cooperatives, community, or people’s organizations seeking to deepen their social impact in a more sustainable manner through entrepreneurship.
During a press briefing held last September 29, DTI-ARMM Secretary Atty. Anwar Malang said the camp is open to the youth and even to the elderly who are willing to learn through the project. They must submit a two-minute video, which will explain the impact of their social enterprise idea to the community.
A seed funding of P100,000 and a one-year mentoring support will be given to each generated idea that best fit the contest’s criteria.
Interested applicants may log on to www.britishcouncil.ph. Completed application forms should be emailed to email@example.com, or can be submitted through the DTI-ARMM’s office at the ORG Compound, Cotabato City.
Deadline for applications will be on October 21, 2017 and the announcement of the participants will be on October 26, 2017. (Bureau of Public Information)