Facebook Launches Community Accelerator Programme With Grants

Facebook has launched an 8-months 2021 Community Accelerator Program specifically designed for building a better impact community globally.

The programme seeks to help leaders turning their community idea into reality, with a set of training, mentorship and funding grant up to US$ 7.5 million.

Each community will receive up to US$ 50,000 funds to advance their community’s goal. A subset of communities will be eligible to receive part of USD1 million in additional funding.

Additionally, the shortlisted community leaders will spend five months learning from the experts, coaches and a customised curriculum so they can strengthen and organise their community resources effectively.

The training covers community identity foundations, leading action-oriented communities and sustainability.

This programme is open for active Facebook Groups community with leaders aged 18 years and above, reside under following countries; Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, United States, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco & India.

To apply, communities must have existed for over one year with a minimum size of 1,000 members.

All participants will also receive early access to new Facebook products.

Once selected, participants will identify an important initiative that will create a positive impact, shared them with the audience as well as the judging panels for the evaluation process.

The awarded communities will then spend three months executing their initiatives, alongside partners from respective community leaders, and work closely with the Facebook team to bring the ideas to life.

The program will be conducted in English. The application will be open from May 4 – 31, 2021, more information on the programme can be found at

https://www.facebook.com/community/2020communitydirectory/

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