ASEAN Social Impact Awards

ASEAN Social Impact Awards

We would like to introduce you to the ASEAN Social Impact Awards, which will be launched for the first time in 2017!

If you know any outstanding social entrepreneurs, nomination and application forms are open now!


APC is supporting the ASEAN Social Impact Awards in partnership with NUS Department of Social Work, Ee Peng Liang Memorial Fund, and Ashoka.

The NUS Department of Social Work announces the launch of the ASEAN Social Impact Awards in partnership with Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC) and Ashoka Innovators for the Public. This Award identifies and further encourages individuals from the citizen sector with a strong drive and vision to resolve social issues, thereby creating positive social impact in their respective communities in the ASEAN region.

The inaugural ASEAN Social Impact Award will honour Dr. Ee Peng Liang’s generous contributions as the founding father of the charity sector in Singapore. The award is inspired by an individual with a selfless drive to uplift communities in need as well as an active philanthropist who focused on supporting causes that made a lasting change. Hence, the Award will not only celebrate social impact organizations but will also convene philanthropists committed to collective action for community betterment in the ASEAN region.

Candidates and their initiatives would also be assessed based on social impact, entrepreneurial quality, innovation quality and sustainability. The candidate’s area of work can include sectors such as economic development, migrants, environment, health and nutrition, ageing, learning and education and others.

Three winners will be selected, and each winner will receive a cash prize of up to S$50,000 to further scale the impact of their work.

Applications are open until 15 July 2017. You can apply directly or nominate a social entrepreneur for the award. We look forward to hearing and learning about exciting new initiatives in social innovation for the ASEAN region.