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Penny Appeal Canada Social Accelerator Fund

The Penny Appeal Social Accelerator Fund was established by Penny Appeal Canada to support three high potential social ventures within the Zone Learning and Social Ventures Zone network. 

Penny Appeal Canada is a relief and development organization that offers thoughtful programming to empower communities through prioritizing local needs. 

The purpose of the Penny Appeal Canada Social Accelerator Fund is to provide a one-time injection of funds, more human resources, and strategic guidance to take each initiative to its next level of growth. Finalists will pitch competition-style to an expert adjudication panel, with the top three initiatives receiving prizes. 

Prize Details

Finalists will receive the following:

  • A one-time cash grant;
  • Funds to support a student intern;
  • Coaching, programming and other supports at the Social Ventures Zone.

The top three finalists will receive the following in funds:

  • 1st place: $10,000 grant and 1 paid student intern ($6,000 value)
  • 2nd place: $7,000 grant and 1 paid student intern ($6,000 value)
  • 3rd place: $5,000 grant and 1 paid student intern ($6,000 value)

Eligibility: 

  • Social ventures that address a social challenge at the core of their operations. 
  • Any social ventures within the Zone Learning and Social Ventures Zone network are welcome to apply.

Applications Close: September 17th, 2021.

To apply, visit here

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