GSW Social Booster Program for Across the World


Deadline: 3-Jan-22

Applications are now open for Global Sports Week (GSW) Social Booster Program, a program delivered by Global Sports Week and powered by 17 Sport that identifies, promotes and supports impact-led sports projects from around the world.

It is open to non-profits and social businesses that use sport to address specific objectives identified by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Winners are selected based on the proven effectiveness and scalability potential of their projects.

They have the opportunity to pitch their project to prospective investors and key leaders of sports business and society during Global Sports Week. These projects then benefit from a 3-month acceleration program, providing strategic and structural support to their organisation and/or project.

8 projects led by non-profits and social businesses from around the world were selected for the GSW Social Booster 2021 program. The finalists have been chosen among over 45 candidate organisations from around the world based on the proof of concept and the scalability potential of their models, as well as their projects’ relevance to one or more of the following UN SDGs:

  • Health (Goal 3)
  • Quality Education for all (Goal 4)
  • Gender Equality (Goal 5)
  • Climate Action (Goal 13)
  • Pitch Your Project In Front Of Global Leaders & Investors From March 7-11 2022
    • If selected, your organization will receive:
      • Full pass to attend Global Sports Week 2022 physically at the Accor Arena, in Paris, and free membership of the GSWFactory online platform for year-round networking, events and resources.
      • The opportunity to pitch your project directly to 5000+ potential partners, collaborators and investors in attendance of GSWParis 2022.
  • Strenghten Your Organizational Foundation
    • Take part in a digital workshop for all Social Booster final projects to meet ahead of GSW 2022 to share best practice and experience from around the world.
    • Receive a toolkit to help you make the most of GSW.
  • Be Part Of A 3-Month Acceleration Programme
    • A 3-monthacceleration packages, powered by 17 Sport, including:
      • A 3-hour Design Sprint to help unblock a current issue your project is facing.
      • Strategic support in one of the following areas: Partnerships, Communications, PR Support or Business/Organizational Strategy. This could be a new area of focus for your organization, a refresh of existing work, or simply work to develop a workstream you haven’t been able to resource yet.

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