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Syrian and Palestinian Innovators Can Apply to the Refugee Entrepreneurial Fund

The Refugee Entrepreneurial Fund fund aims to support three health-related startup projects of Syrian and Palestinian refugees. The three winning projects will get tailored mentorship and up to f £1,000 in prizes. 

By SWB Team

Supported through the University of St Andrews impact fund, the Refugee Entrepreneurial Fund aims to support three start-up health-related projects of Syrian or Palestinian refugees in the Middle East with finance and tailored mentorship to contribute to a more sustainable economy.

Mentorship Awards

The three winning projects will be provided with tailored mentorship [training included] for a full year, with a cost of £8,000 in total.

Financial Awards

At this stage, we are offering three awards with the possibility of having more in the coming years:

  • 1st award: £1,000
  • 2nd award: £500
  • 3rd award: £500

The entrepreneurial projects should be small projects [including non-profits, organisations, individual-led startups] that have real potential to be beneficial to the community, and can prove to be sustainable in the long run; they should make health improvements/interventions in the refugee communities in the Middle East, have a starting date of no earlier than January 1, 2018, and not have received external funding before.

Find out more and apply before January 15th here.

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