The Trico Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with the Trico Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Centre at the Haskayne School of Business, is pleased to announce a new special perk for What’s Next YYC finalists.
What’s Next YYC (WNYYC) will showcase ten exciting Calgary and area based social enterprises that have already won awards or successfully completed a local social enterprise support program. It looks to answer “what’s next?” on the journey for these organizations. These prizes celebrate excellence, best practices, high standards, advances in, and/or new knowledge relating to social enterprise in Calgary. As you also have to have won an award(s) and/or successfully completed a local social enterprise support program, WNYYC also helps identify and link the social enterprise community’s resources.
New Perk: For 2021 each of the 10 finalists of WNYYC will receive the option of either anonymously keeping $2,500 or anonymously giving $2,500 to a fellow finalist.
Explains Dan Overall, Executive Director of the Trico Foundation,
“This new wrinkle accomplishes a number of things:
The top ten last year were so incredible (click to see the list: https://tricofoundation.ca/announcing-the-10-whats-next-yyc-finalists/) we knew from now on we had to provide some type of award that supports all of the ten finalists;
By giving them the $2,500 option they get to be funders and we get to see if/how that may further build our community of amazing social entrepreneurs;
With this use of $25,000 we are now essentially splitting the adjudication of the total $100,000 WNYYC award money 50/50 between the Trico Foundation jury (two $25,000 awards) and the wider community (ten finalists awards of $2,500 plus the audience award of $25,000).
This is really all one grand experiment in building up our local social enterprise community!”
Applications open March 23rd, 2021-stay tuned for the announcement!