The Innovative Fund of Fundación Colunga will select 20 teams to live a learning trip that will allow them to enrich their initiatives and access the possibility of financing.
This year the invitation to participate in the Colunga Foundation's Innovative Fund was aimed at projects whose target population is children and young people in contexts of vulnerability in the Chilean territory.
Of the 150 applications, around 35% corresponded to social and functional organizations of regions, while the most discussed thematic lines are related to innovative strategies to improve the quality of education; innovative educational strategies in contexts of non-formal education for children and young people; and development of 21st century skills and development of socio-emotional skills.
"We are very happy with the enormous interest in this fund, and we thank all those who dared to participate in this process," he said. Paula Aliaga, Coordinator of the Innovative Fund of Colunga. "The purpose of this fund is for teams or organizations with innovative initiatives in an early stage of development to strengthen their projects, generating positive impacts with their interventions. Fundación Colunga is committed to training processes that improve the effectiveness of initiatives ", he concluded.
What is the trip?
20 organizations will be selected to live 5 days of training with Fundación Colunga, where they will be given tools of social innovation to enhance their initiatives. These days of Pre-consolidation will take place on the days 1-2 and 15-16-17 of December 2017 at the Colunga Foundation in Santiago. The organizations of regions that are selected will have a transfer scholarship.
Then the teams can improve their projects and have the possibility to access a maximum of 25 million pesos in financing. Those who are awarded the financing will go to the Consolidation stage next to the ColungaHUB Laboratory, which seeks to strengthen and support the teams in the development of their projects
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