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Join us on an Epic Journey to Impact Your Community!

EPIC is designed to empower community-based organisations with innovative projects that have a significant impact on communities across Trinidad and Tobago. The TT$100,000 EPIC grant program typically focuses on funding projects that address critical social, economic, or environmental challenges and demonstrate the potential to create lasting positive change.
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Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities

In September 2023, the Digicel Foundation, in partnership with Shell Trinidad and Tobago, announced its 10 EPIC partners. Each partner received TT$100,000 in grant funding to complete a project that fell within one of the three focus areas; Agriculture, The Environment and Renewable Energy. The EPIC partners and their projects are:

  1. Barataria Community Council  - Drip to Waste Hydroponics Programme
  2. Brazil Village Farmers' Group - Agro Processing and Packaging House
  3. Canaan Bon Accord Sports Club - Crab Farm 
  4. CARDI - Solar-powered Bird Squawker Sound Deterrent System 
  5. Deltones Institute of Steel Drums and Music 
  6. One Seed for Change Initiative - Feed to Fork - Rabbit Husbandry
  7. Original Trinitario Cocoa Education Foundation - Solar-powered Cocoa Storage unit
  8. Naparima College-  Solar Ponics and Hydroponics System
  9. T&T Chapter of Energy Engineers and Soroptimist International, Esperance - Solar-powered Drip to Waste Hydroponics System
  10. St. Mary's Police Youth Club - Solar-powered Hydroponics Sstem

Follow us @digicelfoundationtt on IG and FB to learn more about the projects and track their progress.

Requirements

Proof of Registration

Detailed and realistic Budget reflecting scope

Current Annual Return

Evidence of Project Sustainability

Services with opportunities for the target audience

Services with opportunities for the target audience

Innovation in the field of focus

Implementation within 12 — 16 Weeks.

Project Media

Youth Friendly spaces
The Rotaract Club of Diego Martin partnered with us to upgrade the basketball court in the Waterhole Community in Cocorite
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Seniors' Gym
The Barataria Community Council accessed an EPIC grant to develop a senior's fitness space and gym at the community centre.
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Hydroponics Farming
The Greenvale Police Youth Club accessed EPIC funding to develop a farm. The youth are now exposed to different types of farming.
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Youth Friendly spaces
The Rotaract Club of Diego Martin partnered with us to upgrade the basketball court in the Waterhole Community in Cocorite
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Seniors' Gym
The Barataria Community Council accessed an EPIC grant to develop a senior's fitness space and gym at the community centre.
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Shell Trinidad and Tobago Limited

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Shell has been in Trinidad & Tobago for over 100 years and has played a major role in the development of the country’s hydrocarbon industry. Currently, Shell delivers an integrated gas operation to supply the petrochemical market and Atlantic LNG and is present in both offshore and onshore blocks (both operated and non-operated). We also have an equity in the Atlantic LNG plant in each of the four trains at the Point Fortin facility. Shell’s purpose is to power progress together with more and cleaner energy solutions. We believe that rising standards of living for a growing global population are likely to continue to drive demand for energy, including oil and gas, for some time to come. At the same time, technology evolution and the issue of climate change, are heralding a transition to a lower-carbon, multisource energy system.
Against this backdrop, this partnership underscores Shell’s commitment to helping Trinidad and Tobago’s move towards a low-carbon energy future through supporting renewable energy initiatives in the EPIC programme. Our participation aligns seamlessly with our global strategy to promote the energy transition in the countries where we operate, as we strive to find ways to provide more and cleaner energy solutions.

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Any Questions

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No. Only registered non-profit organisations can apply, which includes community-based groups, faith-based organisations and public schools.
No. EPIC funding must only be used towards the tangibles of the project. EPIC funding cannot be used to pay salaries, stipends, utility bills or any other recurring cost.
The EPIC Grant is valued at TT$100,000.00 each. You are required to complete the project within the budget. However, you can solicit the support of other donors to assist in funding your project.
If your project is to extend past the 12-16 week timeframe, we expect that you immediately indicate the reason for the extension and provide a revised timeline for completion. Your request for an extension then has to be approved by the Foundation in collaboration with Shell Trinidad and Tobago.

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Digicel Foundation | Trinidad and Tobago

Discover how Digicel Foundation is transforming communities through impactful projects. Join us in making a difference today. Learn about our initiatives, get involved, and support our mission for positive social change