Rotary Club of Wellington
Social Enterprise Kick-start 2017
Applications close midnight Sunday 2nd July.
The Rotary Club of Wellington ( and the Ākina Foundation ( joined forces to kick-start Wellington region-based social enterprises by providing $10,000 in cash to promising new ideas – with up to $8,000 for the top venture.

The judges have a preference for early stage yet well formed ideas and start-ups, while also accepting proposals from existing organisations with new projects. You need to be based in the Wellington region, although the impact of your project may be local, national or global.  

Please submit a three-minute video as the main part of the application, introducing yourself and your social enterprise concept. We want to know:

What social or environmental impact you intend to have?
What problem are you addressing? What change do you want to make?

How you plan to deliver and sustain your enterprise?
How will you solve this problem? Who will pay you for this? How will this work as a sustainable business?

Why you are the team to make this happen?
Who are you? What skills, experiences, and relationships do you have that will help you do this?

What difference will this money make to your idea?
What will you use the money for? How will that help you start?
First name *

Last name *

Your social enterprise name *

A brief description of your social enterprise idea

Are you applying as part of a team? *

Please list your team members' first and last names below. *

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Address details

Address line 1 *

Address line 2

City / Town *

Postcode *

Phone number

Eligibility criteria *

Video link

This video will be used in the selection process and will be shown to Rotary Club members on 31st August 2015 as part of choosing the winner that evening. Upload the video to an online channel and provide a hyperlink in your application form.
Insert hyperlink to your video, e.g. onYouTube or Vimeo (three minute maximum length) *

How did you find out about the Award? *

Almost there! Would you like to receive Ākina's newsletter? *

Do you give Ākina and Rotary permission to use your video in other contexts promoting social enterprise? For instance, in our newsletters or on our social media. *

Lastly, we're interested in understanding the diversity of the people we support at Ākina.  Please provide this information to help us build that picture - it will only be used in summary form and will not affect the selection process.

It is not mandatory to answer these questions.



Source of categories:  NZ Stats

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Thank you for applying!

Applicants will be advised in July if they make the shortlist.

Please keep the evening of 31st July free in case you are selected.

Any questions, please email or phone 04 384 9676.
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