Digicel Foundation launched their Annual Community Grants Program valued at PGK1 million on the 22nd of July, 2021, with the aim to create a world where no one gets left behind.
The Community Grants program which was launched in 2019 aims to support local organizations with community grants of up to K50, 000 to deliver projects that provide local solutions to local problems in line with the Foundation’s development outcomes. The focus areas are in the fields of health, education, social inclusion, sustainable livelihood and community safety.
CEO for Digicel PNG Foundation, Serena Sasingian, said that she was impressed with the impact the program has had on the communities since it was started in 2019.
“From the overwhelming number of applications we receive every year since the program started, we know there is a real need to support local community organizations to address local problems. We will continue this program, working together with our partner organisations to address some of the most pressing needs for our rural and remote areas in the country”, Serena Sasingian.
Applications are open for three months and will close on 10th October, 2021. After applications close the Foundation conducts a vigilant selection and assessment process. Applications are selected depending on the Foundation’s targets and operational plan for that financial year and are subject to approval from the Board of the Digicel Foundation.