Exciting New Funding Available
Here are some great funding available for early-stage startup sustainability founders like you seeking to reach your sustainable development goals (SDGs) with the help of grants and more!
To find the funding grant that works for you, check out the Funding feature on our platform https://app.interseed.co/funding. We have added 30 new opportunities since the start of the new year!
Here is a look at some organizations that are empowering sustainability through funding in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and more in Southeast Asia.
Singapore's Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment is back with its third call for proposals for SG Eco Fund Sprout and Main categories.
Depending on the project scope, the funding for Sprout and Main varies. Sprout is available for projects that require only up to $10,000 while Main goes beyond that.
A whopping $50 million was set up in 2020 to support environmental sustainability initiatives that involve the community in order to enhance Singapore's climate resilience and transition to a Zero Waste Nation.
Check out the funding opportunity if your project meets the following:
Innovation - Projects
Here is an exciting partnership! UOB teamed up with the Finlab to launch The Greentech Accelerator that is a global program that aims to fund up to $150,000 to support the growth of greentech startups and SMEs globally.
The fund will be used to tackle real-world sustainability challenges. Not only that, you'll be given access to educational ESG insights, business masterclasses, talks, webinars, mentorships, peer-to-peer learning, and be a part of the strong network of partnerships seeking to create an ecosystem of industry leaders.
Back in 2021, we interviewed many startup founders during our Design Thinking in Public - User Discovery and we found out that most founders seek more than just funding. Funding might not be enough for them to grow and sustain the impact they are trying to create. Sometimes it is the non-monetary support that helps them get an extra edge. It is the valuable mentorship, support network, and more that draws them to the unique funding opportunities.
Shannon Lung, Head of The FinLab, mentioned that their 2022 UOB SME Outlook Study empathizes with many small businesses who felt they lack the knowledge and have limited resources to have a sustainable core in their business. Eric Lim, Chief Sustainability Officer, UOB, aims to help SMEs advance responsibly by looking into innovative greentech solutions, in-depth insights, and access to funding. With the support of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, their Chief Sustainability Officer, Dr Darian McBain, mentioned how the program can help to drive a just and sustainable transition to a low carbon economy under the ambit of Project Greenprint.
This grant is a little more unique than the usual affair and feels a niche that is often overlooked. Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable Environments | RISE Grants Challenge is doing an open call for proposals to address gender-based violence and environmental linkages.
This grant challenge is the first of its kind to address gender-based violence (GBV) in environmental contexts and climate-related sectors.
Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), RISE is a direct response to key research findings by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on gender-based violence and environment linkages.
What is an example of gender-based violence? It could be about control over land and natural resources, degradation, and biodiversity loss, with women environmental human rights defenders experiencing targeted risks.
Be a part of a new global community that aims to address include gender-based violence considerations and prevention measures within environment programming. You can look forward to having your work featured by the Gender-Based Violence and Environment Linkages Center (GBV-ENV Center), access networking opportunities, and receive technical support in order to achieve measurable results and impacts.
For more funding opportunities, visit https://app.interseed.co/funding