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YES FOUNDATION announces INR 7.5 Crore Grant and Accelerator support for NGOs and Social Enterprises

  • 5th edition of YES! i am the CHANGE – World’s Largest Social Film Movement invites Youth, NGOs and Social Enterprises to showcase social impact in a 3-min film

  • Grant and 3-year capacity-building support announced for NGOs

  • Prizes worth INR 10 lakh & scholarships to acclaimed documentary film festivals announced for youth filmmakers

  • YES! i am the CHANGE holds 2 Limca Book Records for Largest Social Filmmaking Challenge

January 12, 2018, Mumbai: 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 INR 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 www.yesfoundation.in

Important dates:

 

Event

Date

1

Applications open for film entry acceptance (Round 1)

January 11, 2018

2

Closure of film entry acceptance

February 28, 2018

3

Call for written applications from top 500 NGOs (Round 2)

March 28, 2018

4

Live pitches by 50 NGOs to jury panel – Mumbai (Round 3)

May 24-25, 2018

5

Result announcement – top 25 NGOs and top 20 Youth

May 28, 2018             

6

Awards ceremony/Kick-off capacity building program

June 15-20, 2018

 

ABOUT YES! i am the CHANGE

YES! i am the CHANGE, a nationwide mindset transformation program to inculcate the spirit of responsible youth citizenship and drive positive social action through the impactful medium of films.

In 2016, YES! i am the CHANGE, World’s Largest Social Film Movement received participation from over 13 lakh individuals across 2,500 cities and towns pan- India. Apart from achieving exponential scale, through this program, the Foundation has been supporting individual Changemakers and Everyday Heroes by providing them with funding and mentering support.

 

ABOUT YES FOUNDATION

YES FOUNDATION is the social development arm of YES BANK and works towards a vision of an empowered and equitable India. It focuses on stimulating entrepreneurship and innovative use of media initiatives for social transformation, to enable India’s inclusive growth and development.

Through the YES FOUNDATION Media for Social Change Fellowship, a 2- month high impact program that provides high potential youth an opportunity for intensive and sustained engagement with social issues, the Foundation has developed socially conscious youth leadership amongst 258 young minds and maximised social impact of 120 NGOs.

To know more, visit www.yesfoundation.in

About YES BANK

YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector Bank with a pan India presence across all 29 states and 7 Union Territories of India, headquartered in the Lower Parel Innovation District (LPID) of Mumbai, is the outcome of the professional & entrepreneurial commitment of its Founder Rana Kapoor and its Top Management team, to establish a high quality, customer centric, service driven, private Indian Bank catering to the future businesses of India.

YES BANK has adopted international best practices, the highest standards of service quality and operational excellence, and offers comprehensive banking and financial solutions to all its valued customers.

YES BANK has a knowledge driven approach to banking, and offers a superior customer experience for its retail, corporate and emerging corporate banking clients. YES BANK is steadily evolving as the Professionals’ Bank of India with the long term mission of “BUILDING THE FINEST QUALITY LARGE BANK OF THE WORLD IN INDIA”.

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