TUESDAY OCTOBER 10 2017: Thirteen community organisations are set to benefit from the Digicel Foundation’s EPIC initiative. Epic- Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities was established in March 2016 to provide funding to community and faith-based organisations, as well as other non-governmental organisations to implement small scale projects throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
This wave of the initiative will implement projects such as Park Upgrades and Beautification; Homework Centres; Computer Labs; Enhancement projects and lots more. The successful awardees include the Sapphire Miriam Foundation, The North Coast Sports Academy, El Luengo Community Council, Longdenville North East Community Council, Esperanza Presbyterian PTA, Tunapuna Boys RC School, Tunapuna Piarco Regional Corporation, Silver Harps Steel Orchestra, KIND, Sealots Open Bible, Shiva Gana Organization, Antillean All Stars and Habitat for Humanity. All Groups would receive US$5000 grant funds to implement projects throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
So far this year, in the spirit of inclusion, the first grant under the EPIC initiative was made to Alfonso Sport and Fitness Events - owners of Limitless Fitness Gym which each year, partners with Special Olympics Trinidad and Tobago (SOTT) to host Power Lifting activities as one of the disciplines in the SOTT National Games.
The successful implementation of 20 EPIC projects is this year’s goal for the Digicel Foundation so there’s still time for groups to apply. Applicants who wish to participate in the EPIC initiative must demonstrate the ability to implement projects, must have good communications skills and show evidence of financial accountability. Applicants should have a registered bank account and proof of Incorporation.
Institutions wishing to be part of this extraordinary initiative may obtain Application Forms from the DgicelfoundationTT facebook page.