It feels great to have multinational technology companies like Google willing to support and empower nonprofits and social enterprises to make an impact in our communities. That’s the sole aim of the Google Africa Impact Challenge which basically opened to South Africans with innovative ideas but without financial aid to execute them perfectly.

Applications are to be submitted by July 4, the selected organization gets access to the Google fund to start work. Today (May 24, 2018), actress and human right advocate, Nomzamo Mbatha announced that she has joined as a judge and also a partner to see to the success of the program.

Here is how it works:

  1. Eligible nonprofits and social enterprises get to present their innovative ideas in a form proposals. These ideas must have the potential of creating economic opportunities for South Africans.
  2. All applications will be reviewed by Google and its partners. 12 finalists will be selected after the review process.
  3. After which the public will have three weeks to vote the best idea.
  4. The 12 finalists will pitch their ideas to the panel of judges at a final event. The judges will then select three challenge winners and announce the people’s choice winner.
  5. Each of the four winners will receive a $250 000 grant and training from Google. The remaining 8 finalists will receive a $125 000 grant.

If you have been harbouring a unique idea, here is the right time to apply and if you win, you will get the needed financial support to see your idea through to the top.

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