Made By Many Challenge
For creative events and festivals!
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Zoomaal, in partnership with British Council and Hivos, is launching the“Made-by-Many” Challenge, to support creative, cultural, and innovation events and festivals that aim to have a social or economic impact with an innovative twist.

Projects from Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, or Yemen can participate in this challenge and benefit from part of a $60,000 match-fund.

The objective of this challenge is to support initiatives that work on connecting people in the cultural, creative, and innovative sectors, in addition to establishing strong ties between NGOs, businesses, national and international bodies, independent artists and entrepreneurs, to encourage cooperation between different organizations, cultural and creative projects, cooperation between artists, business linkages, and cross-sectoral and cross-regional collaborations.

Qualifying projects that match the requirements will have to attend Webinars held by Zoomaal about crowdfunding and how to create a successful campaign.

About British Council

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for education and culture. Our purpose is to create international education and cultural opportunities for people in the UK and in the countries where we work, and to build trust as trusted international development partners, the British Council works in a range of development sectors, including civil society, justice and security, education, skills and employability, and public sector reform.

The British Council in the Middle East and North Africa seeks to empower learning, develop skills and support opportunities for all within the societies where it works.

http://www.britishcouncil.org


About Hivos

Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. Through its Mideast Creatives programme, Hivos aspires to support a more sustainable cultural and creative sector in the Arab region by providing support to collaborative workspaces, setting up training programmes for entrepreneurs in the aligned industries and finally improving their access to finance.

www.hivos.org | www.mideastcreatives.org



The deadline for project submissions is on the 11th of May 2015. 

Projects cannot be submitted during the challenge period: June 15th - July 15th






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Geographical focus
Projects must be coming from and held in: Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, or Yemen.

2
Impact
The event/festival must have a social and/or economic impact/benefit and an innovative twist.

3
Part of $60,000 match-fund
A project can receive a maximum of 30% from the total $60,000 match-funding budget to keep a fair chance for other projects to benefit from this opportunity.

4
Criteria
• The event or festival must have a program and should be held in 2015.

• The festival or event should be in the creative, cultural, or innovative sector, or a combination of those sectors.

• The event has to be targeting various industry stakeholders as attendees. It should bring people together from all layers of life, from the big city to the small towns. It should have interactive elements and encourage collaboration between attendees.

• Project must pass Zoomaal’s screening criteria that ban charity, religious, political, alcohol, adult, and tobacco projects.

Example of events that can apply for the challenge: Cultural Festivals, Un‐conference, Industry Summits, Networking events in the cultural and creative sector.

Examples of events that can’t be part of the challenge: Workshops, Dinners and gaming hang‐outs within an industry, meet‐up events, and any other type of event that doesn’t give the chance for people to interact with each other.
If you think your project should be eligible regardless of the above guidelines, please send us an email to support@zoomaal.com and we'll reply to you within 2 business days.

Prize

British Council and Hivos will match the funds given to the projects that qualify for the challenge up to $60,000 in total.

Whenever project A receives $10 from a random contributor, the challenge partners will put another $10 to double the impact of this contribution.

A project can receive a maximum of 30% from the total match-funding budget to keep a fair chance for other projects to benefit from this opportunity.

Remember that: 

The maximum matched-funding received is $500 per contributor.




-Does sponsorship funding count? How?

Yes. Individual and Sponsorship funding will be matched dollar for dollar. The cap on matched funding per user/organization is $1,000.

-Does in-kind funding count?

In-kind funding can be counted towards the target however it cannot be matched. Documentation needs to be presented showing value.

-If the project crowd sources more money than the match, does it get more from the matched-fund?

The maximum matched funding any project can receive is $18,000 (30% of total matched funding available)

The matched funding will stop once a project reaches its full target.

-Can you apply with more than 1 project?

No. We believe it’s difficult in enough to plan 1 successful event. However we encourage people to participate and support multiple events.

-Can a project campaign run beyond the challenge period?

Projects which want to keep running after the challenge is over will be able to do so, but no matched funding will be applied to anything after the challenge. Projects participating in the challenge must start and end at the same time. 


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