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© 2020, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre

WHAT IS IT?
We believe in creating a space where everyone has the opportunity to experiment with their own ideas and create solutions to address various community needs.
Groundup Sandbox is a non-profit incubator programme that serves as a launchpad for individuals to jumpstart their ideas to do good. Alongside seed funding, we have curated a series of workshops, networking and mentorship opportunities to help bring your ideas to life.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

Learn the skills you need to start your journey

Gain access to industry insiders

Receive up to $3,000 in seed funding

Build relationships for potential collaborations

FUNDING

NETWORKS

MENTORS

WORKSHOPS

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

COMMUNITY NEEDS ANALYSIS

Understand and differentiate the wants and needs of your users/beneficiaries better. Learn hacks to assess the needs of users through a user-centric approach.

DESIGN THINKING

Learn how you can create an effective solution by working closely with local stakeholders at various stages through an innovative process.

ITERATIVE PROTOTYPING

Understand and learn techniques to apply iterative prototyping towards solutioning. You will also learn how to develop a minimum viable product.

SOCIAL IMPACT PITCHING

Learn and practice compelling storytelling to effectively communicate your revolutionary ideas for change.

IMPACT MEASUREMENT

Learn concepts in outlining programme outcomes and evaluation to measure short-term and long-term success.

WHAT's the journey like?
LAUNCH

Sat, 22 Feb 2020*

9am-2pm

workshop
COmMUNITY NEEDS ANALYSIS

Thurs, 27 Feb 2020

7-10pm

WORKSHOP
DESIGN THINKING

Sat, 29 Feb 2020

9am-1pm

workshop
ITERATIVE PROTOTYPING

Sat, 21 Mar 2020

9am-5pm

workshop
SOCIAL IMPACT PITCHING

Sat, 18 Apr 2020

9am-1pm

PITCH
YOUNG CHANGEMAKER FUNDING PITCH

Sat, 6 Jun 2020*

9am-1pm

workshop
IMPACT MEASUREMENT

Thurs, 18 Jun 2020

7-10pm

MENTORING
4x sessions

Ongoing throughout

till 25 Jul 2020

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*While there are no application or registration fees, a high level of commitment is expected of participants and those marked with an * are crucial events to attend.

GET INVOLVED!
If you're a Singaporean/PR working adult up to the age of 35 with an idea of a community project you would like to bring to life, come apply to join us now!
Spaces are limited and we'll be in touch with shortlisted applicants to find out more about you and your idea :)
Both individual and group applications are welcomed. For group applications (up to 5 members per group), please get each member of the group to fill in the application form.
Applications are open till 31 January 2020 or when slots are filled.
If you're not sure whether this programme is right for you or if you have any questions that you'd like addressed before signing up, get in touch with us at groundups@nvpc.org.sg!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

— Synth-Di, Terrafic

"Thank you so much to the entire team for all the hard work you put in in running this programme. I actually find it the most helpful volunteer-related programme I have participated in and I'm sure that it will continue benefiting many people over the years!"

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