Digital Transformation Grants Program 2023


Deadline: 31-Mar-23

The Asfari Foundation is pleased to announce an open call for the Digital Transformation Grants (DTG) Program to support organisations to enhance their digital presence and delivery, enabling them to grow their impact and sustainability.

Themes
Should be registered organisations working in the youth and civil society sectors on one or more of the following themes:

Media
Governance
Citizenship
Innovation
Entrepreneurship
Education/Learning
Gender/Feminism.

Funding Information
The Foundation will provide up to 10 grants (one-off) of £7,000 each.
Why are they offering this grant?
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the existing global trend towards increased digitisation and mainstreaming of innovative online collaboration, delivery and learning technologies – areas in which the sector has traditionally lagged.
They firmly believe that enabling this shift is critical to ensuring organisations are able to thrive in the medium to long-term, leveraging technology to become more agile, more resilient (e.g. in the face of crises that can threaten their ability to operate traditional delivery models), and even more impactful.

Eligibility Criteria
Applicant organisations:Should be non-profits and/or social enterprises with a social mission. They will prioritise small and medium-sized organisations, but all organisations are welcome to apply, regardless of their annual budget.Should already have plans in place (and have taken steps) towards developing their digital presence and delivery.Should be one of the following:Founded by Syrians, Lebanese, or Palestinians, and working in Lebanon targeting one or more of those groupsFounded by Jordanians and working in Jordan, and targeting Syrians and/or Palestinians in Jordan as well as JordaniansFounded by Syrians and working on issues related to Syria/Syrians, and based anywhere in the world (note: organisations based inside Syria are not currently eligible for this funding)Should not be current partners of the Foundation.
They particularly welcome applications from new organisations founded by young people, and organisations headed by women.

Restrictions
This is a one-off grant of up to £7000, to be invested in one or more of the following areas to help your organisation achieve a cultural shift during its digital transformation journey:Digital communications tools (e.g. video conferencing).New digital productivity systems (e.g. MEAL).Relevant e-trainings.Transitioning your programmes toward e-delivery models (e.g. new platforms or consultants etc).Preserving your institutional memories online.
Convening and facilitating e-meetings/e-conferences.Badging and certification of online training.Social media strategies and resources (e.g. software, staff, consultants, etc).

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