25 May 2020

European Social Catalyst Fund application deadline extended

The deadline for applications to the European Social Catalyst Fund (ESCF) has been extended to 11 September due to the ongoing complications caused by COVID-19.

The fund seeks to support the development of detailed implementation plans to scale proven social innovations within and across European Member States and is envisaged to act as a catalyst to unlock public and private resources (e.g. philanthropy and social investment) to achieve improved outcomes for disadvantaged and vulnerable people to live as participating and valued members of society.

An initiative between the DG for Research and Innovation and a consortium of Genio, the King Baudouin Foundation and Robert Bosch Stiftung, the fund was launched on 16 January 2020, at the opening of the exhibition ”Facing Change” in Philanthropy House.

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