Grant Program 2016 - Nestle: Grant for nutrition, water, and rural development

Posted by Jamal Fida Friday, November 14, 2014 0 comments
Closing Date: February 28, 2015.

We created the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize to help business-oriented initiatives that address challenges in nutrition, water, or rural development, to scale-up or be replicated. Through the prize, we reward initiatives that reflect the spirit of Creating Shared Value, an approach any organisation can take to create economic returns by developing solutions to societal problems.

We look for innovative projects, programmes or businesses that have already been tested as a pilot or small scale, have demonstrated high social and environmental impact, and need support to become commercially viable.

We invest financial and technical resources in the winning initiatives, with the objective of helping them be brought to scale and to achieve financial sustainability. The winners share a total of CHF 500,000 in prize money (approx. USD 540,000).

There are three categories of funding:
1.    Rural Development: sustainable agriculture, development of local value chains and extension services etc.
2.   Water: improving access to clean water; protection and conservation of water resources: water, sanitation and hygiene etc.

3.  Nutrition: improving access to food; food fortification and technology; nutrition education programmes etc.

The Nestlé Prize timeline is as follows:
§  15 October 2014 – 28 February 2015: Nomination period
§  March – September 2015: Review of nominations
§  September – October 2015: The Creating Shared Value Council may request additional information from nominees
§  2016: Public announcement of the Nestlé Prize Winner

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