Implement your Project on Empowerment and Win $25,000

Deadline: 1 July 2015
Open to: Youth between 18-35 year old who will design projects empowering disadvantaged women and girls
Prizes: Grand Prize: $ 25,000; Runner-Up:$ 5,000; providing the funds by their supporters


Project Inspire 2015 is opened for submissions since 25 February 2015. Project Inspire is a competition offering the participants 5 minutes time to pitch their project. Inspired ideas have to use a technology or design as a tool in their work. Youth between 18-35 years of age from anywhere in the world can submit their project idea. The entrants must belong to NGOs, and social businesses. Beneficiaries should be women and girls in Asia, the Middle East or Africa. This is a chance to win $ 25,000 grant to implement the project idea and bring about changes. Project Inspire-5 Minutes to Change the World is a joint initiative from the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard. No entry fee


Participants may submit entries as an individual or as a team of up to three members. If applying as an individual, applicant must be between the ages 18 and 35. If submitting as a team, at least one member of the team must be between the ages 18 and 35. The team leader must be between the ages 18-35. If chosen as finalists, the team leader will travel to Singapore to represent the project in the finals. The team leader must attend the entire duration of the finals.

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  1. Grand Prize: $ 25,000;
  2. Runner-Up:$ 5,000 each to two runner-ups;
  3. People’s Choice – Top Problem Solvers will be provided the funds given to them by their supporters.

How to apply?

  • Interested applicants can fill & submit the application form and a (maximum) 5-minute video;
  • Applicants also need to upload the budget document in the application form;
  • Each submission will only be considered complete once the application form has been submitted and accompanied by information on the existing initiative, biographies of the team members and any supporting materials (e.g. website, social media channels, media clippings, past awards);
  • The project must be designed to empower disadvantaged women and girls through entrepreneurship and business literacy;
  • The project must be based on an existing initiative;
  • The beneficiaries of the project must be women or girls in Asia/Pacific, Middle East or Africa;
  • The proposed project must not propagate any political views or religious doctrines;
  • The project must be designed to be implemented with a budget of $25,000;
  • The winner of this competition must commence the fieldwork for their project by 1 February 2016;
  • Submissions must be made in English or Chinese;
  • A valid email address is required for submission.

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