VolCon 2024

Idea-Execution Challenge

Idea-Execution Challenge

Engaging Homemakers & Senior Citizens in Volunteering

The VolCon Idea-Execution Challenge is aimed at testing innovative solutions to engage volunteers from 2 high-potential, yet underpenetrated segments:1. Homemakers 2. Senior citizens. Participants can submit their pilot ideas, and the top idea for each target segment will be selected to receive a grant of INR 25,000 for idea execution.

The 2 Challenges/Segments:

  1. How can you recruit/engage more homemakers in volunteering?
  2. How can you recruit/engage more senior citizens in volunteering?

Submission Questions (2-3 lines each) for each segment:

  1. How will the INR 25K grant be used to engage more volunteers in your target segment?
  2. What is innovative in your approach to engage this target segment?
  3. How many vols can you engage with this grant, over what duration, and how much time will each volunteer engage over this duration? 
  4. What impact can be created through this?

Submission Guidelines:

  • All submissions should be made as a personal message (Link: Bit.ly/volconchallenge)
  • Applicants can submit pilot ideas for both challenges – homemakers & seniors. However, separate applications must be submitted for each of the segments, and any applicant can be selected for only 1 of the 2 segments. 

Evaluation Criteria: Pilot ideas will be evaluated based on potential for scale, replicability, feasibility, creativity and impact. 

Competition Timeline:

  • Idea Submission Deadline: March 7th
  • Winners Announcement: March 15th
  • Pilot Start Period: April 15th – May 15th
  • Pilot Completion Deadline: July 1st

Grant Disbursement

  • Top pilot idea from each category will receive a grant of INR 25K each
  • This will be disbursed to the winners 1 week after the start of their pilot
  • The grant will be paid directly to NGO/organisation of the applicant

Reporting: Winners must share the results of the pilots, and the impact/outcomes of the grant on https://forum.everyindianvolunteering.in

We look forward to your participation in the Idea-Execution Challenge to enable #EveryIndianVolunteering!

Eligibility: All registered participants in Volcon, except for www.eivolve.in incubatees are eligible to participate.

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