19th Nov

Enactus & Citi FDN Pathways to Progress!

""We are excited to launch the fifth year of our Enactus and Citi Foundation partnership with a new name of the Enactus & Citi Pathways to Progress Social Inclusion Entrepreneurship Development Programme! The partnership invites students from ten third-level institutions around Ireland to compete for seed funding worth €10,000. This funding will be used for social entrepreneurship development programmes that empower young people from disadvantaged urban areas throughout Ireland. This programme aims to impact the lives of young people aged 16-24 years old from a wide variety of disadvantaged and minority backgrounds with projects focusing on diversity and inclusion. Projects can impact people from any of the following underrepresented groups:1. A social-economically disadvantaged background2. An ethnic minority group3. A physical or intellectual disability or a learning difficulty4. Communities with the lowest progression to third level education5. A history of low educational attainment in their families6. Identify as LGBTQ+In addition to funding, successful students will be invited to training days in January and March which will help develop and refine your ideas, before presenting to a panel of Citi judges and Enactus Alumni at a showcase event in April 2022 where you can win more seed funding!Why should you apply?The programme will help to develop your project idea with seed funding and training Each project will be assigned a mentor from Citi for the year who will provide mentorship, feedback and supportYou will have the chance to pitch for thousands of euro in seed funding on top of the seed funding you will receive at the start of the programmeGain personal skills while on the programme including presentation, organisation, project management and networking skillsHow do you apply?Fill in the application here - applications close on November 26thShortlisted projects will be contacted on November 30th to register to pitch their idea at a live pitching event on December 2nd Not pitching and want to attend the event to support your team? Register here.If you are interested in applying but are unsure if your project would be suitable, make sure to reach out to your Programme Officer, Aoife at amurphy@enactus.org and she can let you know if your project can apply""

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