The Skoll Awards provide later-stage, or mezzanine, funding, which is generally structured as a $1 million award paid out over three years.
In most cases, the grant is provided for core support to help organizations expand their programs and capacity to deliver long-term, sustainable equilibrium change.
The Skoll Awards are not intended for new or early-stage programs or initiatives.
Programs submitted for consideration should have a track record of no less than three years.
Qualifying organizations will:
Organizations developing local or regional models for replication on a national or international scale should show that the location where the model is being tested is central to the issue in question.
Examples are peace and security initiatives in conflict regions, biodiversity solutions in species-rich “hot spots,” educational opportunities in inner cities and disease treatments at the source of potential epidemics.
Awards will be presented publicly at a ceremony at the Skoll World Forum, which occurs at the end of every March in Oxford, England.
Please note that applicants who are not selected must wait 24 months before reapplying.
Deadlines: 17th February.
For more award information and application, see: Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship Website