About The NOW-Us! Awards:
Are you part of an organization/group/initiative that has long fought for inclusion and diversity? And do you want to try something new?
The Spindle in association with Voice organizes the NOW-Us! (NOthing about us Without Us) Award which honors inclusive initiatives from Africa and Asia, triggering empowerment of otherwise excluded groups. This award is a partnership between Partos, The Spindle and Voice to celebrate inclusion as part of the Annual Partos Innovation Festival.
- Ten selected finalists for the NOW-Us! Award are invited to come to the Netherlands from 7-12 October and join the NOW-Us! week: a 4-day innovation Bootcamp with workshops to further improve your project.
- The NOW-Us! week gives you chances to network with Dutch NGO’s and meet like-minded innovation professionals working in the field of inclusive development.
- Access to Partos Innovation Festival
- Top 3 finalists win a Voice grant (worth € 25.000, € 15.000, and € 10.000, respectively) to take home the lessons learned of the NOW-Us! week and implement the proposed initiative.
In order to apply for the NOW-Us! Award your initiative must fit ALL of the following criteria:
- Your organisation is legally registered*, with a working bank account in your local currency, in any country considered least developed, low-income countries, and/or lower-middle-income range in Africa and/or Asia. Voice focus countries are especially encouraged to apply.
* If you are not a registered organisation, then you can list a host institution that can serve as the legal and financial host for your initiative.
- Your organisation is led by individuals (staffing, governance, in design and in implementation) that belong to the same target group that you serve and benefit
- Your organisation has an annual turnover of less than 2 million Euros
- Your initiative was or has been in implementation for over two years
- You are able to join in the Netherlands from the 7th until the 12th of October, to participate in the NOW-Us! Awards week and attend the Partos Innovation Festival (your travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by us).
Applicants are required to fill up this Application Form to apply for the Award.
Deadline: 30 June 2019