Grant Opportunities

Star Social Impact Grant Program – Malaysia

Star Social Impact Grant Program – Malaysia

Deadline: 31-Mar-24

Applications are now open for the Star Social Impact Grant (SSIG) Program to support impact-driven and sustainable projects that help to enhance the lives of local communities and safeguarding the environment.

With grants awarded once a year, the Star Social Impact Grant (SSIG) supports projects that are aligned to the focus areas and ones that can achieve impactful outcomes.

Focus Areas
  • Star Social Impact Grant welcomes projects that are aligned with the following focus areas:
    • Community development
      • Take care of the needs of vulnerable communities
      • Equip marginalised communities with knowledge, training and skills so that they can attain productive employment to earn a sustainable living
      • Run programmes to address social, education and economic inequalities in modern society
    • Education
      • Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
    • Access to basic needs and infrastructure
      • Ensure needy communities have access to basic infrastructures such as clean water, sanitation facilities, electricity etc. to elevate their quality of life
    • Environmental protection
      • Protect, conserve and rehabilitate the environment, especially forests and wildlife, through effective advocacy/education efforts and meaningful on-ground initiatives
    • Health and wellbeing
      • Promote healthy living and well-being at all ages including raising awareness, screening and prevention initiatives
      • Address a wide range of diseases and the many different persistent and emerging health issues through provision of treatment and healthcare especially to vulnerable communities
Funding Information
  • Each grant amount is valued up to RM50,000 per application
  • Project duration should not be more than 12 months
Eligible Projects
  • Star Foundation generally supports impact-driven and sustainable projects carried out by NGOs and social enterprises within the focus areas as listed in the section above.
  • Projects submitted should:
    • be aligned with one or more of Star Foundation’s focus area(s) in addressing the needs of vulnerable Malaysian communities or the environment;
    • have a clear timeline and to be completed within 12 months of receiving the grant;
    • demonstrate the ability to produce measurable outcomes and impacts by the end of the project (not limited to the number of people the project benefitted);
    • ideally introduce innovative solutions to existing social issues;
    • possess the ability to be scaled up/expanded/replicated across Malaysia.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Star Foundation supports registered NGOs and social enterprises that are aligned with the focus areas.
  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the applicant must:
    • be active charities, non-profit organisations or social enterprises that are legally and locally registered with the relevant authorities;
    • submit either their Registrar of Societies (RoS), Jabatan Kebajikan Malaysia (JKM) or Companies Commission (SSM) certificate to verify the organisation’s legitimate registration status;
    • submit audited financial statements for the previous calendar year;
    • be solely responsible for the preparation, management, and submission of the application, proposed project and budget breakdown, and not be acting as an intermediary;
    • be at least 18 years of age to apply;
    • not be a permanent and/or contract employee of Star Media Group (including its subsidiaries and related companies) or their respective immediate family members (i.e. their parents, spouses, children, and siblings).
  • Project applications that were unsuccessful would not be reconsidered for funding. Star Foundation recommends that you submit a new application for a different project or new ideas.
Ineligible
  • Under SSIG, Star Foundation does not support projects of the following nature:
    • Direct donations or grants to individuals;
    • Direct donations to support an organisation’s operational expenses and staff salaries, except if associated with proposed project;
    • Sponsorships for participation in workshops, seminars, conferences, studies, courses etc.;
    • Initiatives related to medical/academic research, provision of medical devices, health treatments etc.;
    • Initiatives that support political campaigns or faith-based activities;
    • Fundraising events, donation drives, events and conferences, gala/annual dinners etc.;
    • Building/construction activities for organisation’s own premises or expansions, land or vehicle purchases.

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