FRIDAY MAY 20, 2022: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – This year, the Digicel Foundation is celebrating 10 years of doing impactful work within communities in Trinidad and Tobago. To kick off the celebrations, the Foundation is issuing a ‘Call for Applications’ to select 10 projects at TT$100,000 each. The ‘Call’ is open to registered non-profit organisations, this includes, community based organisations, faith based organisations and public schools.
Selected projects must be implemented within 8-12 weeks and must transform an indoor or outdoor community space. Only registered groups, with proof of registration can apply. Groups must also have an active bank account in the group’s name and show evidence of good governance and have experience in executing community projects. Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with other non-profits, private and public sector where possible. Digicel Foundation will also be looking for innovation, beneficiary impact and evidence of sustainability.
In the past six months the Foundation issued TT$450,000 in grants to six NGOs to implement EPIC projects. Two of these projects were designed to assist vulnerable women, one targeted senior citizens, two focused on youth and one was implemented at the Maximum Security Prison to benefit female and male inmates. The EPIC call for applications is just one of many projects the Foundation will implement to commemorate its decade of transforming communities in Trinidad and Tobago.
Applications can be found on the Foundation’s social media pages @digicelfoundationtt. Groups are encouraged to click on the link to submit an online application form https://bit.ly/3MTpMlA. Applications close on May 31 at midnight. Persons with questions or concerns can email the Digicel Foundation team (Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a comment or direct message on Instagram or Facebook.
In the past ten years, the Foundation has sponsored 120 EPIC projects, impacting over 56,000 persons in Trinidad and Tobago with an investment of TT4.5million.