Apply for Funding | Digicel Jamaica Foundation

You can apply for funding through our Build Jamaica and Mek A Muckle grant programmes.

Applications are available for download - check out the links below. All mandatory sections must be completed for review and meet the necessary Funding Guidelines.

Once you've reviewed our programme guidelines, and found the programme that fits your organisation’s next project, email your application to dfapplications@digicelgroup.com, or mail it in to:

Digicel Foundation,

14 Ocean Boulevard,

Kingston, Jamaica

You may also hand in your completed application at major Digicel dealer stores. Find your nearest store here.

 

Quick Tips for Submitting Your Application

  • We mainly invest in the areas: Education, Special Needs, Agriculture and Entrepreneurship for Sustainability
  • Our grants target not-for-profit groups and social enterprises
  • We encourage our applicants to include supporting documents like estimates to better justify the investment
  • We work closely with the Social Development Commission and Rural Agricultural Development Authority, and encourage our applicants to reach out to their local representatives when applying
  • Administrative costs cannot exceed more than 10% of the requested grant amount
  • We don't typically award individual grants or scholarships

Read our full guidelines here.

Our Build Jamaica grant is the larger of our two programmes. We're seeking to make real investments in real communities through grants of up to J$2 million for development projects. Our focus areas for these investments include projects in the areas of:

  • Improvements at educational institutions
  • ICT upgrades to community centres
  • Development of agriculture through farming groups
  • Promotion of entrepreneurship for sustainability
  • Upskilling and training at-risk youths for job-readiness
  • Other community-based activities

You can apply for a Build Jamaica grant between July 1, 2021 and August 2, 2021. To download the application form, click here.

Our micro-grant programme is dubbed the 'Mek A Muckle'. These grants offer $650,000 in funding for small projects. For the 2022-2023 grant period, we're looking for groups or organisations to apply for our Mek A Muckle grant:

Mek A Muckle Grant

Our primary Mek A Muckle grant is valued at $650,000. We're looking for small projects across the island that:

  • Uplift Youth
  • Transform Community Spaces
  • Promote Digital Literacy
  • Create Spaces for Training and Professional Development
  • Offer Advancement for Persons with Disabilitiess
  • Develop access and training for community farming initiatives (Plant Yuh Plate)

Groups which qualify for a Mek A Muckle grant include, but are not limited to:

  • Educational institutions
  • Special Needs organisations
  • Community-based groups
  • Not-for-profits

To apply for a grant under our Mek A Muckle programme, please visit here

You can apply through your nearest Dealer Store or via email (dfapplications@digicelgroup.com) between April 1, 2022 and July 30, 2022.

Funding Guidelines