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Call for Applications The NOW-Us! Awards 2019 | Trending Opps
Call for Applications The NOW-Us! Awards 2019 | Trending Opps
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).

Application Procedure: 

Applicants are required to fill up this Application Form to apply for the Award.

Deadline: 30 June 2019


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