Does your non-profit require funding for a bright new idea?

Every day, across the world, inspiring non-profit leaders, volunteers and their supporters are working tirelessly to make your communities better places to live.

Too often we see small non-profits with exceptional, original ideas on the brink of delivering real change, unable to make their idea a reality due to lack of funds. That’s why we launched Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund.   

We want the best and brightest to apply 

In our last financial year, 40 Enterprise Fund grants were awarded in 12 countries. Seven women and girl’s organisations, 30 youth organisations and 3 military organisation benefited from grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. 

What are we looking for? 

  • Enterprising and entrepreneurial ideas to help improve the lives of either: military veterans, young people or women and girls in our local communities where we operate around the world.
  • Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund will support the creation of either new or piloted entrepreneurial programs or initiatives that may go no further due to funding challenges.  
  • We are committed to helping the most enterprising solutions become a reality for our communities; which is often driven by small, front line organizations. Therefore, our fund is only open to organisations with an income that is less than $2M. 

What kind of work does the non-profit need to be focused on? 

  • Education 
  • Enterprise & Employment 
  • Diversity & Inclusion 
  • Health & Wellbeing

How will the non-profit benefit? 

A limited number of grants between $5,000 - $25,000 will be awarded from this $500,000 Enterprise Fund. The closing date is 7th December 2018. 

  Click here to start the Application Process  

Enterprise Fund Criteria Checklist

  • You must be a recognized/registered charity or non-profit organisation in accordance with local country governance and laws
  • Your organisation must have an income that is less than $2M
  • Your organization’s work must focus on either supporting Military Veterans, Young People (up to 25 years) and/or Women and Girls
  • Your funding request is to support projects or initiatives that have been operational for two years or less
  • Your funding request must be for work that is delivered and benefits communities within a 50 km radius of a qualifying Sage office. Please note: Locations will be detailed in the application form.
  • Your organisation must be able to provide volunteer opportunities for Sage colleagues to support you and / or your work