As Social Enterprises (SEs) scale up their business and social impact, they require financial resources to support their growth. The DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Grant Programme is our flagship programme to nurture SEs and catalyse their growth, enabling them to expand their solutions for diverse social and environmental challenges in Asia.
DBS Foundation grant awardees join a purpose driven community of social enterprises that supports one another and work towards greater impact in Asia through their businesses.
We congratulate the 2020 Awardees of DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Grant Programme! These inspiring SEs are working on solutions that will help improve the lives of vulnerable communities such as people with disabilities, youth and the rural poor. This year, we also have a new category of grants for SEs that are working on solutions towards zero food waste.
Grant Awardees 2020
Dignity and care for elders in their golden years
Elderaid serves as a one-stop centre providing at-home health, wellness and concierge services to elders to enable them to live their golden years with independence, dignity and security.
The DBSF Grant will support geographical expansion within India and provide training to more caregivers.
Fair online platform connecting domestic workers & employers
Understanding that migrant domestic workers are often vulnerable to exploitation, HelperChoice is the first ethical platform connecting domestic workers to employers through technology, eradicating the culture of placement fees and ensuring safe and fair working conditions.
The DBSF Grant will support the platform in market expansion to Singapore.
Upskill village youth for a digital business world
Komerce empowers youths in villages by training them in digital literacy and e-commerce, and providing employment opportunities with SMEs.
The DBSF Grant will support the expansion to scale up to other villages in Indonesia and train more youths as marketers.
Make information accessible, usable and comprehensible
Link Accessibility empowers users with disabilities to access information on digital platforms by improving their accessibility, usability, and comprehensibility.
The DBSF Grant will support the development and implementation of barrier-free IoT devices for elder care and disability assistance.
Eye-tracking technology to overcome severe disabilities
Sense Innovation helps the severely disabled, assisting them in improving their cognitive ability, autonomous communication and professional skills using a user-friendly eye-tracking software.
The DBSF Grant will support the development and roll out of the Sense AEye Learning and Rehabilitation Platform for persons with disabilities.
Future of the dairy industry
PureMilk has a vision to transform Taiwan's dairy industry using intelligent technology to produce high-quality dairy products and increase animal welfare knowledge through training school.
The DBSF Grant will support the establishment of technology-enabled Future Farms and expand the training academy for dairy farmers.
Ease communication for the hearing impaired
Voibook leverages AI to build a real-time barrier-free communication platform for persons with hearing loss to go about daily activities.
The DBS Foundation grant will support app improvements and the deployment of the Voibook Learning System to more special education schools in China.
Affordable household essentials for the last mile
Zigway helps low income households in ASEAN access household essentials through a bulk purchase subscription model by leveraging a mobile application and training women to be “Super-Users”.
The DBSF Grant will support the upgrading of the mobile app platform, training of more women and geographical expansion.
Zero Food Waste Grants
Disrupt value chain of agri-produce with Farm-to-Fork technology
Ecozen enables Climate Smart Farm-To-Fork value chain and clean technology to support farmers and reduce agri-produce loss.
The DBSF Grant will support the development and implementation of Ecofrost in new geographies in India.
Transform organic waste to animal feedstock
Ento Industries converts organic waste into high value and quality animal feedstock for the agriculture industry, effectively closing the loop on food waste.
The DBSF Grant will support the technology adoption and commercialisation of a food waste conversion system.
Reduce waste by saving short-dated food products
Green Price mitigates food waste through reselling food products that are still good but due for clearance or near expiry date in its retail chain of stores.
The DBSF Grant will support the automation and digitalisation of supply chain and expansion of retail stores.
Transform waste to eco-friendly products
Kita Hebat empowers the disadvantaged in Medan city by converting waste into eco-friendly disinfectants, detoxicants, household cleansers and fertilizers.
The DBSF Grant will support the development of new products and support inclusive employment of marginalised groups.
Connect farm to table with data-driven supply chain
Tsaitung Agriculture connects farmers to consumers by leveraging data, IoT and dynamic algorithms to make supply chains transparent, efficient and to reduce food waste and carbon emissions.
The DBSF Grant will support technology upgrades to further optimise the food supply chain and logistics.
Our Grant Awardees over the years
In Education, Health, Environment, Inclusion and more, our grant awardees find innovation and sustainable solutions for a better world.