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Social Enterprise Opportunities – March: Unlock your potential

by Joana Silva / February 2024

Are you ready to make a real difference in the world? As social entrepreneurs, changemakers and advocates for positive change, we’re always on the lookout for opportunities to amplify our impact and drive meaningful progress. Fortunately, March brings with it a plethora of incredible chances to do just that! From revolutionising recycling practices in Nigeria to empowering women entrepreneurs and shaping the future of education, these opportunities are for all those passionate about creating positive change.

Here are some opportunities for you to explore this month:

1. She Entrepreneurs

Deadline: 12/03/2024

Women entrepreneurs play a crucial role in driving economic growth and fostering innovation, yet they often face unique barriers and challenges on their entrepreneurial journey. She Entrepreneurs seeks to change that by empowering women leaders to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality. This programme provides participants with the tools, resources and support they need to thrive in the world of business. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned businesswoman, She Entrepreneurs offers a valuable opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, gain valuable insights and take your business to new heights. Geographies: Middle East, North Africa and Türkiye.

2. Changemakers for Education

Deadline: 17/03/2024

Education is the key to unlocking human potential and building a brighter future for all. Changemakers for Education invites you to be a catalyst for positive change in the world of education. Whether you’re passionate about empowering students, supporting educators, or driving systemic change, this initiative offers a unique opportunity to make a difference. By joining forces with other changemakers from around the world, you can help shape the future of learning and ensure that every child has access to quality education. Geographies: Worldwide.

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3. Penfolds Evermore Grant Program

Deadline: 17/03/2024

Are you working on a project or venture that has the potential to create positive change in your community? The Penfolds Evermore Grant Programme is here to help you turn your social impact dreams into reality. Whether you’re launching a new initiative or scaling up an existing project, this programme provides the support and funding you need to make a meaningful impact. Geographies: Australia.

4. Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award 2024

Deadline: 27/03/2024

Gender equality and women’s empowerment are crucial components of sustainable development. The Bayer Foundation Women Empowerment Award 2024 recognises and celebrates initiatives that are making a tangible difference in the lives of women and girls around the world. Whether you’re working on a project to promote gender equality, empower women entrepreneurs, or improve access to healthcare and education for women and girls, this award provides a unique opportunity to showcase your work and inspire others to take action. Geographies: Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa or the Middle East

5. Raise Programme

The Raise Programme by Impact Shakers is designed to empower impact-driven entrepreneurs and changemakers to accelerate their ventures and create meaningful change in their communities. By joining the Raise Programme, you’ll gain access to valuable resources, mentorship and support that will help you navigate the challenges of building a successful social enterprise. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, this programme offers a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded changemakers, learn from experienced mentors and take your venture to new heights. Geographies: Belgium.

6. The Impact Job

The Impact Job is an online space with jobs for people who want to make an impact. Whether you’re looking for a job in sustainability, social entrepreneurship, or corporate social responsibility, The Impact Job offers a wealth of opportunities to explore.

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7. 2024 Asia Pacific Social Innovation Partnership Award (APSIPA)

Deadline: 22/03/2024

The 2024 Asia Pacific Social Innovation Partnership Award (APSIPA) aims to recognise and celebrate dynamic social innovation models in the Asia Pacific region. The award focuses on initiatives that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as their core value, highlighting innovative practices that promote sustainability for the future.

Opportunities for the Youth

1. Audi Environmental Foundation Scholarship 2024 

Deadline: 17/03/2024

Collaborating with One Young World, the Audi Environmental Foundation offers scholarships to 15 inspiring individuals committed to tackling the climate crisis through innovative technologies, climate education, or ecosystem preservation.

2. Ye! Youth Ecopreneur Programme (YECO) 2024

Deadline: 22/03/2024

For young entrepreneurs under 35 leading a green business, particularly in land restoration. Hosted by the International Trade Centre (ITC) in partnership with the G20 Global Land Initiative, YECO 2024 is tailor-made for visionary young entrepreneurs committed to pioneering sustainable solutions.

3. Quest Fellowship Programme on Innovation & Entrepreneurship 2024

Deadline: 25/03/2024

Developed by AirDrop Labs and Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre, this program equips young people with the tools for entrepreneurial success so they can transform ideas into ventures.

4. MLOVE Enrollment – Cohort of 2025!

Deadline: 31/03/2024

A transformative 12-month program for under-resourced NextGen leaders passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. Collaborate, learn and grow in a supportive environment. For youth between 21-25.

5. Young Champions of the Earth 2024

Deadline: 31/03/2024

Young Champions of the Earth is back and they are selecting one winner from each global region. Winners receive mentorship, capacity building workshops, media exposure and US$20,000 in seed-funding. If you’re aged 18 to 30 with a big idea to protect or restore the environment, apply now!

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6. Leading Scholarship – One Young World Summit 2024

Deadline: 31/03/2024

The Leading Scholarship invites young leaders worldwide to attend the One Young World Summit 2024 in Montréal, fostering collaboration on global challenges and empowering delegates as ambassadors for social change in their communities. This opportunity aims to ensure representation and support for impactful young leaders driving sustainability initiatives across the world.


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