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Offer: Project Inspire - win $25k for an entrepreneurship idea to empower disadvantaged women - Apply by June 30!

Step 1: Find out more about Project Inspire and check out the instructions and criteria for submission of entries:

Project Inspire presents 18-35 year olds with a 5-minute platform to pitch their inspired idea to the world and win a US$25,000 grant. The grant must show creativity and sustainable impact in the lives of women and girls across Asia, Pacific, the Middle East or Africa through entrepreneurship. To qualify for the US$25,000 grant, the project must meet the following requirements:

The program must enable disadvantaged women and girls to attain sustained livelihood through entrepreneurship
Must be an existing women’s empowerment program
Beneficiaries must be women or girls in Asia/Pacific, Middle East or Africa
The winner(s) of this competition will have to commence the fieldwork by 1 December 2012
The project is designed to be implemented with a US$25,000 budget

Step 2: Form a team of up to three members (individual entries are also allowed) and get started on your pitch!

Entries should be submitted in the form of a (maximum) 5-minute video or a (maximum) 2-page A4-sized proposal.

Video entries are to be uploaded on any public video-sharing sites, such as YouTube or Vimeo. Links to the videos must be provided on the submission e-form.

Submissions, either video OR written, must be made in English.

Each proposal should address the following questions:

What is your inspirational idea?
How will your project change the lives of women and girls in the short and long term?
How will you/your team carry out the project?
How will you spend the US$25,000 grant to carry out the project?
How will you measure the success of the project?

Submissions should be accompanied by information on the existing program, biographies of the team members and any supporting materials (e.g. website, social media channels, media clippings, past awards)

Step 3: Submit your proposal here. Deadline for all submissions is 30 June 2012.

For submissions and enquiries pertaining to submissions, please send an email to contact(at)

Step 4: Wait to hear from us – up to 10 shortlisted projects will be announced by the end of July 2012. Finalists will be notified via email.


irene waithaka's picture

Thanx for the info breese

Thanx for the info breese

Breese's picture

My pleasure! Let me know if

My pleasure! Let me know if you apply, and if you win!

nkinyanjui's picture

Thanks for this i am sending

Thanks for this i am sending in an entry.... wish i could do a video :( but shall work on a write up

Breese's picture

Good luck and keep me posted

Good luck and keep me posted on how it goes!

nkinyanjui's picture

I definitely will!

I definitely will!

I am definitely in! Sounds quite exciting! :) Thanks Breese!

sahar's picture

Hi all , Can we submit more

Hi all ,

Can we submit more than one idea ? and Is it possible to run the project by men and women ?


Sahar Nuraddin

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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
- Helen Keller

Breese's picture

Hi Sahar, These would be a

Hi Sahar,
These would be a great questions for the organization hosting this project, I suggest you contact them directly. Good luck!

I will definitely apply. Already working on a project



bekalos's picture

Starting a project

I really wish to apply,I have a project that I want to start but I do not have funds,What can you advise me to do

Breese's picture

Hi Bekalos - I advise you to

Hi Bekalos - I advise you to apply! If you and your project meet the requirements and guidelines of this grant opportunity, I encourage you to apply. Good luck and let me know how it goes!

thanks for the opportunity

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