CSO-SEED, a European Union funded project and co-funded and implemented by the British Council, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry ARMM is happy to announce the call for applications for Local Changes: Ideas to Impact, a Social Enterprise Ideation Camp from 26 November to 3 December 2017. The Camp aims to bring together diverse individuals who would like to explore their creative side while offering a space to exchange, foster thinking and collaboration about groundbreaking social innovation through social enterprise. Ideas generated during the camp that best fit the criteria gets seed funding of Php 100,000 each and one-year mentoring support for implementation.

The Local Changes: Ideas to Impact call for is open to youth organisations, civil society organisations, cooperatives, community or people’s organisations and social enterprises seeking to deepen their social impact in a more sustainable manner through entrepreneurship. The fund will provide support to organisations to help them improve their communities through a social business or enterprise.

This year, we are looking for changemakers from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and other Bangsamoro communities. Through this initiative, CSO-SEED hopes to encourage a special breed of entrepreneurs – changemakers and a new generation of leaders who can use social enterprise to create visions for a better, secure and more prosperous future. 

To apply to the CSO-SEED Social Enterprise Ideation Camp please log on to www.britishcouncil.ph. For further queries please call +63 2 8555 3000 or email changemaker@britishcouncil.org.ph

Other application centres:

1. DTI-ARMM Office, ORG Compound, Don Rufino Alonzo Street, Cotabato City; dtiarmm@gmail.com; Tel: (064) 520 0934

2. The Moropreneur Inc, Secretariat Support, No.12, Nayon Sharief Street, Rosary Heights 3 Cotabato City; themoropreneur@gmail.com Tel: (064) 557 1055

Am I eligible?

The person we are looking for:

  • Must be a Filipino citizen
  • Must have a social enterprise idea or a social enterprise that is operational for less than two years

NOTE: Applications can be in teams, but camp management will only accept up to two representatives per team.

How can I join?

  • Answer the application form found in this link and email to changemaker@britishcouncil.org.ph.
  • In the application form, post the link to a 2-minute video of you discussing who you are and what your idea is.

NOTE: For those who are unable to send us a video, please send us a copy of your ID together with your application. Once shortlisted, we will set up follow-up interviews through Skype or via phone. Please keep your mobile/telephone numbers open so our British Council/partner representative can call you.

Important dates to remember

18 September 2017 Opening of Call for Applications
29 October 2017 Application deadline
13 November 2017 Announcement of participants
25 November 2017 Camp starts
2 December 2017 Camp ends

Do I have to pay for the camp?

The seven-day workshop is FREE for all accepted participants. However, each participant is in charge of the cost for travelling to the workshop venues. Should you have any concerns, please contact changemaker@britishcouncil.org.ph

Selected participants

1 Taotao Souvenirs NACES, Lovella
SIMON, Ghela Marie
Cagayan de Oro City, Bukidnon, Wao Lanao del Norte, Marawi, Banisilan Cotabato, Surigao Dolls of the different ethnic groups
2 Bambuhay Social Enterprise GERSAVA, Mark (Farmer Exec)
ABDULMAJID, Fatimatuzzahra (Community Devt Officer)
Patikul, Sulu Bamboo products
3 Busikong Greenland Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BGMPC), Coop Chairman SALIK, Jandatu Upi, Maguindanao Center for Integrated Farming System
4 Federation of Solo Parents Club in Midsayap QUINONES, Arlene (BOD) 
CAINGLES, Elisa (Pres)
Midsayap, North Cotabato Tinagtag, with flavours
5 Baligya E-Commerce Platform TULANG-MAMBUAY, Karren Kaye ARMM areas, key cities Baligya E-commerce Platform
6 Metro Marawi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. MATONDING, Solaiman Marawi City Shari’a compliant financing institution
7 Muslim Youth Religious Organisation DINAS, Zalave Marawi City Halal, microfinance scheme that is shariah-compliant for women
8 Pasad sa Ranao Handicrafts ABUAT, Samerah Brgy Salam / Lomidong, MSU Campus, Marawi City Lanao del Sur Locally designed bags
9 The Maranao Collectibles MAGUINDANAO, Salika
SAMAD, Jardin
Iligan City Weaving – Maranao
10 KAMAGOGOPA, Inc BANGCOLONGAN, Rashid (Board of Trustee)
Lanao del Norte Halal Organic crops production by IDPs
11 ALFONSO, Halima
DAUD, Noriel Hudda
DAUD, Noriel Hudda
Datu Piang, Maguindanao Inaul weaving
12 Moro Lab SAIBEN, Hobaib Lanao del Sur OKIR Dream Community, ecommerce + marketing
13 Ranaw Youth Tanggol Kalikasan DERIPOSUN, Annas (Founding Chairman)
BATARA, Jonathan
Marawi City Marawi Tourism Project
14 Noorus Salam TARANG, Carolina J. Bongao, Tawi Tawi Badjao Ako Enterprise
15 Protection, Education and Health for Mindanaon Women and Children Inc. 
(WOMB) - Women’s Organizations Movement of Bangsamoro
Maguindanao and North Cotabato B'More social enterprise restaurant
16 Café Mindanaw SINARIMBO, Morteza Al-Hassan Cotabato City, Marawi and Maguindanao Social Enterprise Coffee Shop
17 Mindanao Young Peacebuilders Organization KANAKAN, Aldahas (Chairman) Matanog Project E2Y (Employment to Work) for Out of School Youth
18 MYHub ARGAYAN, Abdulgafour Marawi City MYHub
19 Choose Halal BALANI, Korina
HASHIM, Nishreen
Cotabato City Choose Halal - marketing enterprise
20 Maguindanaon Tilapia Products, MSU Maguindanao GANI, Charess (Instructor)
Talisawa, Maguindanao Tilapia Processing
21 GECOSALA-ARSENIO, Lou Shanin GECOSALA-ARSENIO, Lou Shanin Barangay Buayan, Datu Piang, Maguindanao Water hyacinth bags
22 Teduray Lambangian Khristian Imuen Producers Cooperative (TLKIPC) MABOLOGON, Carmelita (BOD)
South Upi, Maguindanao Organic products from corn
23 KomVisit, Moropreneur ABDUL, Morsheda 
EROJO, Esnaira
Parang, Maguindanao; Marawi, Lanao del Sur; Bongao, Tawi-Tawi; Jolo, Sulu; Lamitan, Basilan KomVisit
24 Wheel of Hope, Moropreneur DISTAJO, Donnie Ray
KASIM, Sahabudin (DA -ARMM)
Maguindanao and Cotabato City Wheel of Hope
25 Feinsegen Fernawa Cooperative MONTECLARO, Carlo
Upi, Maguindanao Agriculture and weaving of native products, sustain the eatery and car service center
26 Migrants Resources and Trainings for Economic Sustainability, Katiyakap, Inc. KINJIYO, Gandhi (President)
NAWAL, Yolanda (Exec Director)
General Santos City MIGRANTES or Migrants Resources and Trainings for Economic Sustainability
27 Ittihadun-Nisa' Foundation Inc ABDULBADIE, Monawara Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao Garments enterprise, has equipment already
28 Basilan Economic and Marketing Enterprise (BEME), Bangsamoro Young Leaders-Basilan MARALIL, Adul (Team Leader) 
ALIH, Michael Raihan (Team Member)
Tipo-tipo, Basilan Basilan Economic and Marketing Enterprise (BEME)
29 Ranaw Rescue Team BENITO, Saadah Marawi City Ogop Lending
30 Halal Ventures, IT-Works Digital Service Cooperative KANDONG, Muhaliden Cotabato City Halal Ventures: Employment and Skills Training, Fee for Service