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2021 HATCH: Taronga Accelerator Program - Australia

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 15, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on May 10, 2021
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Taronga Conservation Society Australia logo

Applications are now open for the 2021 HATCH: Taronga Accelerator Program to inspire, support and launch innovative ideas and actions to help address some of the most pressing environmental and conservation challenges currently facing our planet.

Taronga Conservation Society Australia is calling on innovators, thought leaders, disruptors, developers, passionate individuals and everyone in between to help develop and implement brilliant ideas for the planet.

Utilize This Offer

1. Open to Australian citizens and permanent residents only;
2. All applicants must be 18 years and over;
3. Teams can be a maximum of 4 people per team; individual applicants are welcome;
4. Initiatives must align to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to Taronga’s 360 degree approach to conservation;
5. Initiatives must be delivered in Australia to benefit / support the Australian environment;
6. Not for profit and social enterprise initiatives are welcomed to apply;
7. For profit initiatives are not eligible for this program;
8. If applying as an organisation, the applicant organisation should have an annual revenue of less than $150,000;
9. All participants must comply with the Terms and Conditions associated with the HATCH Program;
10. All participants must comply with Taronga’s Code of Conduct.

HATCH is a 14-week accelerator program designed to help you develop your brilliant idea into a not-for-profit or social enterprise venture that has a positive impact on the environment.

The program will involve two immersive events, weekly online workshops and a final pitch event.

HATCH program includes:
a) The opportunity to receive up to $50,000 to bring your brilliant idea to life;
b) $2,000 seed funding for each team participating in the program (at zero equity);
c) A blended approach of face to face workshops (subject to COVID-19 restrictions), online sessions and digital modules to provide you with the knowledge to develop your initiative;
d) Expert learning, guidance and support from mentors and subject matter experts including Taronga experts, industry professionals, and not-for-profit and social enterprise leaders.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 11 May 2021.

For more information, please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 15
Apr 15

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Apr 16
Apr 16

Thanks, Ana!