Four Community Initiatives Win Funding

“To many, it may seem difficult to bring their ideas to fruition, but all you really need is a plan, effort, time, passion, and a support system. With the help of the Impact Fund programme, any student has the opportunity to start up their own project by simply applying for a Grant.” Eddie (G12) 

In the last week, the Impact Fund Grants Committee has been busy reviewing grant applications submitted by community members, and most of the applications came direct from our students. As a result, four proposals were approved for immediate action (see below) and almost the same number have been approved in principle and are waiting on further information:

  1. Lessun – an edTech startup by students to create an online platform for academic skill-exchange for students. Approved funding: $1000
  2. State of Mind Magazine – a student club plans to publish a magazine on women empowerment; spreading awareness about social issues regarding women through multiple art forms. Approved funding: up to $500
  3. Tech Donations for Students in Urgent Need – partial funding for refurbishment and testing of used laptops at UNIS Hanoi to donate to local students in need across Vietnam. Approved funding: $2,500
  4. Photo Exhibition for Blossom House – Support for a fundraising art exhibition in the Cultural Collection space during UNovember. Approved funding: up to $500

 All of these Grants are possible thanks to the amazing support of the School Community Organisation (SCO) who provided the founding donation of our Impact Fund Grants Programme to support small projects with a special emphasis on promoting advocacy, risk taking, prototyping and piloting and all with Learning Impact at the centre.

So many great projects making an impact in our community! Is it your turn to put an idea into action with financial support from the Impact Fund Grants? The UNIS Impact Fund is open for Grant applications all year round – Find out more!

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Questions? Contact Ha Dinh – Senior Philanthropy Officer