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ASEAN Social Enterprise Development Programme 2021

ASEAN Social Enterprise Development Programme 2021

Deadline: 31 March 31 2021
Open to:
social enterprises from ASEAN countries
Benefits: capacity building, mentorship, networking, visibility


Applications are open for the ASEAN Social Enterprise Development Programme 2021. This programme will provide social enterprises in ASEAN with access to more significant opportunities to improve their ventures through mentorship, facilitation, trade of knowledge from a network of the region’s social enterprises, financing, and access to market places.

This programme aims for better economic progress in the ASEAN region while also impacting the poverty alleviation, working in line towards achieving SDGs. ASEAN-SEDP is designed to build a greater socio-economic condition of the ASEAN region through social enterprises empowerment. In reference to the values of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), this programme aims to engendering a culture of social entrepreneurship to youths in ASEAN.

ASEAN SEDP, with the theme of “Social Innovations for the Sustainable ASEAN Community,” supports social enterprises throughout the ASEAN region in their journey to harness innovation and creativity to establish the social impact that would contribute to the sustainable development agenda. This programme provides them with access to mentors, seed grants, and market places they require to scale up and grow their projects.

The ASEAN Foundation, with the support of GIZ and SAP are inviting social enterprises from the ten ASEAN Member States with innovative projects that touch upon on the following issues to apply for the ASEAN SEDP:


Social enterprises from ASEAN countries who are implementing projects and creating products solving challenges related to the SDGs mentioned above with the following qualifications are eligible to apply:


How to apply?

All interested social enterprises are required to apply to the programme by completing the application form by March 31, 2021. Applications submitted to other channels will not be considered. Incomplete completion of the form will not be further processed for shortlisting.

For more information please visit the official website.