Asfari Challenge for Social Innovation - 2nd Edition! Apply before Oct 26, 2022!

For-profit social enterprises, non-profit organizations, or initiatives that are not yet registered are all eligible to apply.

The purpose of ACSI2 is to build the enterprises’ capacity with weekly training and mentorship facilitated by Bloom in partnership with the Asfari Foundation. Through Bloom’s online platform, training pedagogy, networks of experts, and customized curriculum, participating enterprises will develop their ideas and prototypes into functioning business ideas.

We leverage proven world-class training and support methods, along with the Bloom platform, to provide high impact training and mentoring to teams, wherever they are.

ACSI is a 4 month virtual accelerator (November 2022-March 2023) where 10-13 selected early and prototype stage teams will receive intense training and mentorship support, financial support (up to £4000 ), and connections to other supporters and opportunities to maximize impact of each initiative.

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How it works

Fill out the application form
Sign up and attend our open house digital events
Shortlisted businesses will go through a two-weeks sprint
10-13 teams will be selected for the Accelerator

What you get

Get access to all the following benefits:

INTENSIVE 16-week program
up to £4,000 (fresh funds)
BUSINESS mentorship
LIFETIME ACCESS to Bloom's resources and network
WORKSHOPS and trainings by professionals
DEMO DAY to display progress


The Asfari Foundation is a UK-based grant-making charity set up by Ayman and Sawsan Asfari in 2006. The Foundation focuses its efforts in the Levant and UK.

Through its grant-making programs, the Foundation invests in, and supports the sustainability of, a resilient and empowered civil society infrastructure and innovative youth, who can collectively lead a transformational positive change in their communities and countries.

Together with its valued partners, the Foundation is determined to realize its vision for a just world where people have equal opportunities to transform their lives, invest in their communities, and shape the future of their countries.

The application deadline was on Oct 26, 2022


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