The below list of opportunities was compiled exclusively for GlobalMatch tandem partners. Take a look at what's out there to further help your tandem project develop and grow! Please note that we will update this website regularly to include current opportunities.  

In case you have any questions or want to have a personal chat, please contact you tandem supporter! 


1. Financing & Funding

  • Act for Impact : With 51.000 € the most highly endowed funding program for social entrepreneurs from the fields of education and integration in the German-speaking area of the Vodafone Foundation and the Social Entrepreneurship Academy;

  • The Schmitz Foundation: Supports small-scale projects in the Global South; primarily those focusing on basic education & training, securing basic living standards by promoting small-scale commercial activity and social & charitable projects;

  • Der Jugend eine Chance: Promotes cultural initiatives initiated by youth between 18 and 25 with up to 2.000 € (website in German only)

  • The North-South Bridges Foundation: Supports educational projects in development policy, e.g. seminars, series of events and exhibitions by East German non-governmental organisations and their partners in more than 50 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America;

  • Digital.engagiert: Promotes project ideas for the digitization of civil society with coaching and 5.000 -10.000 €.


2. Crowdfunding Platforms

Maybe you also want to consider Crowdfunding to finance your tandem project. Crowdfunding is a means of raising capital through the collective effort of your social circle via social media and crowdfunding platforms. By using this method you leverage your social network and that of your friends and family greater reach and exposure. Some Crowdfunding Platforms that you might want to look at are: 


3. Incubators

  • Impact Hub : One of the world’s largest networks focused on building entrepreneurial communities for impact at scale — home to the innovators, the dreamers and the entrepreneurs who are creating tangible solutions to the world’s most pressing issues;

  • Civil Academy : Transfer of practical know-how and useful instruments from the economic and civil society sector to young committed people (website in German only);

  • StartHub Africa : The StartHub Africa aims to build entrepeneurship ecosystems in and around Kampala by identifing, training, coaching & providing a platform for growth and networking for young entrepreneurs. 

  • The DO School : The DO School is a global organization powered by a community of purposeful DOers, innovators, and experts from 100+ countries;

  • Ideenfutter : It supports initiatives or clubs from all over Germany in the categories of social affairs, environment, culture and sport with amounts between 1000 € and 10.000 € (website in German only); 

  • ASA Programm : The ASA-Program supports young people in their commitment to make a difference! The ASA-Program is a dynamic learning program, which trains young people who are open minded and interested in development cooperation and social and political issues;

  • Engagement mit Perspektive :This program supports your social engagement and is targets already existing projects that aim to professionalize within one year. The scholarship includes financial support of 1,200 € per month, access to further education, content support and personal coaching by Ashoka, as well as a mentor from SAP (website in German only);

  • Social Impact Lab: Individual scholarship programs for regional labs are available;

  • Smart Green Start-up Accelerator: Accelerating business ideas in the area of sustainable development (website in German only). 


4. Awards

  • ​​Fairwandler-Preis: Supports (political) development projects taking effect in Africa and Germany with 2.500 € (website in German only);

  • The Green Alley Award: Honors ecologically sustainable start-ups with a base in Europe with cash an non-cash prizes of up to 30.000 €;

  • IF Social Impact Prize: Supports social projects with up to 50.000 € ;

  • Prototype Fund: Supports open source projects in the areas of Civic Tech, Data Literacy, Data Security and Software Infrastructure with up to 47.500 €; 

  • Seif Awards (Driving social innovation): Honours social entrepreneurs in Europe with a total of CHF 50.000 in Prize Money;   

  • StartGreen Award: Promotes innovative projects in the field of climate protection and sustainability with up to 5.000 € as well as coachings; 

  • Think Big: Offers financial start-up assistance and advice for young founders (14-25 years); 

  • GENE Award: GENE will award promising ideas with amounts up to 10.000 €.


5. PR & Marketing

PR & Marketing opportunities are still in the making. Please check regularly for updates. 

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