Monday, January 15, 2018

YES FOUNDATION Announces Rs 7.5 Crore Grant and Accelerator Support for NGOs and Social Enterprises

YES FOUNDATION, the social development arm of YES BANK, will launch the 5th edition of YES! i am the CHANGE (YIAC), a nationwide mindset transformation program to inculcate the spirit of responsible youth citizenship and drive positive social action through the impactful medium of films.

YES FOUNDATION will provide Youth, NGOs/Social Enterprises with a platform to use films as a storytelling medium to drive social impact. The Foundation invites Youth/ Filmmakers/ NGOs/Social Enterprises to participate in the YIAC Social Filmmaking Challenge, to depict stories of change in a 3-minute film

Through this process, the Foundation hopes to identify 25 deserving NGOs/ Social Enterprises who operate in areas of Climate Change/ Natural Capital, Livelihood Generation, Gender equality etc. YES Foundation would support these NGOs with Grant of Rs 7.5 Cr, towards scale up & capacity building. The grantee organizations will also receive 3-year mentoring to ensure onground tangible social impact.

Additionally, to encourage mainstreaming of India’s youth in social development aspects, YIAC has lined up awards, and all-expenses paid scholarships to acclaimed documentary film festivals such as IDFA (Amsterdam), Docedge Kolkata. As part of the Open Challenge (Youth/Individuals/Filmmakers), the top 20 winning film entries will be eligible for the same.

The program will also identify Everyday Heroes, discovered through YES! i am the CHANGE film entries, to be felicitated across 1000 locations across India for their exceptional attitude towards community service.

Commenting on the launch, Rana Kapoor, Chief Mentor & Co-Chairman, YES FOUNDATION and Managing Director & CEO, YES BANK said, “YES FOUNDATION follows a differentiated approach innovatively harnessing media to channel high octane energy and stimulate entrepreneurship for an empowered and equitable India. This year, through YES! i am the CHANGE, we will continue to inspire individuals and nurture development sector organisations, enhancing their contribution to nation building.”

“India is in a revolutionary phase with the nation’s youth driving social impact by developing innovative solutions to social challenges. Through YES! i am the CHANGE, we are keen to provide a platform to young changemakers and development sector organisations to accelerate and maximize their social impact.” said Prerana Langa, CEO, YES FOUNDATION

Interested Youth and NGOs/Social Enterprises can register online at

Important dates:
Applications open for film entry acceptance(Round 1)
January 11, 2018
Closure of film entry acceptance
February 28, 2018
Call for written applications from top 500 NGOs(Round 2)
March 28, 2018
Live pitches by 50 NGOs to jury panel – Mumbai (Round 3)
May 24-25, 2018
Result announcement – top 25 NGOs and top 20 Youth
May 28, 2018             
Awards ceremony/Kick-off capacity building program
June 15-20, 2018

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