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  The Roddenberry Foundation invites teams building startups or high-impact projects to apply for its Catalyst Fund. It is providing between $2,500 and $15,000 in grants to candidates that are tackling important global challenges. It is particularly interested in applicants whose work can deliver lasting change and inspire others to contribute to the realization of a better world.
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This fund is open to individuals, teams, non-profits, and social enterprises. Their projects must be thoroughly thought out and planned, smartly designed, and have the potential to drive positive change in the communities, districts and regions in which they are active.


Applicants selected for this fund will receive grants of between $2,500 and $15,000.


In order to stand a chance of being chosen for the fund, applicants will need to meet these criteria:
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  • Persons should be at least 18 years old
  • Must be legally able to receive funding from the Catalyst Fund
  • Projects or solutions should be innovative and be more efficient and effective versions of existing models
  • Startups or projects must have a deep understanding of the communities whose problems they are tackling—their needs, how they should be engaged, and how they will maintain the solution over the long term
  • The solution should have the potential to deliver a positive impact on a large scale
  • An experienced team working with a smart and presently relevant strategy

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Applications will be accepted throughout the year. If you would like to apply for the Roddenberry Catalyst Fund 2023 for Early Stage Startups, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: Your Opportunities Africa
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This article was first published on 13th February 2023


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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