DOES MY PROJECT QUALIFY ?
Mashroo3 offers funding opportunities for nature and culture-based projects across Lebanon that are community approved and that support local economies. The projects should be in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to create a more sustainable future for our communities.
AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY ?
Mashroo3 considers applications by individuals, institutions, and organizations. These include but are not limited to eco-friendly microenterprises that offer products and sustainable solutions, communities groups with green initiatives, and nature and heritage conscious individuals that run or produce eco-friendly operations and products.
HOW CAN I APPLY ?
Start by submitting a letter of intent which appears in the ‘apply now section’.
WHY DO I NEED LETTERS OF ENDORSEMENT FROM MY COMMUNITY ?
Community endorsement is important. These individuals will:
- Vouch that the applicant is in good standing,
- they will confirm that the project is well received locally,
- and they will commit to monitor the progress of the project.
Secure at least three residents from your community who are well known and regarded locally for example a local authority member, an NGO leader, an educator, a professional (engineer, physician, lawyer), or a locally respected individual in the community.
WHO DECIDES WHETHER MY LETTER OF INTENT IS APPROVED OR REJECTED ?
The NCC team will check if the proposed project contributes to a sustainable future for our communities. It should be nature and culture-based, community approved, supports the local economy, and is in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
All projects that are not directly related to Mashroo3 objectives will be automatically rejected.
WHO DECIDES WHETHER MY APPLICATION IS APPROVED OR REJECTED ?
For every project the Mashroo3 team will seek the input of a committee of experts to review the proposed project implementation actions and phases and requested funding.
IF MY PROJECT IS APPROVED HOW LONG BEFORE I RECEIVE THE MONEY ?
The maximum allocated time period to receive the total requested funds is 3 months from the date of posting. Funds may be secured earlier depending on donor interest. Mashroo3 follows an all or nothing model; If after 3 months your project does not attract the necessary funds it will be removed from the platform. We do not guarantee that your project will attract funding because it depends on the interest of the donors.
CAN I SUGGEST POTENTIAL DONORS ?
We strongly encourage you to share the platform link to your project promotion campaign with potential donors.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AMOUNT ACCEPTED ?
The minimum amount is 5 USD or the equivalent in LBP* (rate of 1,508 currently).
* Due to the current economic situation in Lebanon, we would be updating the funding goal and project detailed budget in Lebanese Pounds.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE MONEY I DONATED IF THE PROJECT IS NOT FUNDED ?
Mashroo3 follows an all or nothing model; If after 3 months a project does not attract the necessary funds it will be removed from the platform. Mashroo3 will consolidate moneys from project campaigns that were not successful in securing the full amounts and will support projects that: fall under similar themes and/or location, we follow first approved first served basis, we consider locations least funded, under represented.
WHAT HAPPENS IF A PROJECT CAMPAIGN SECURES AMOUNTS OF FUNDS GREATER THAN REQUESTED ?
Mashroo3 will consolidate moneys from project campaigns that exceed the requested amount and will support projects that: fall under similar themes and/or location, we follow first approved first served basis, we consider locations least funded, under represented.
HOW MUCH OF MY DONATION GOES TO SUPPORT THE PROJECT I SELECTED?
Mashroo3 does not take overhead/ commission fees from your donation. All the money secured will go towards the project. Your donations will only be used to fund a project once the project’s full targeted budget is realized.
HOW DOES MASHROO3 PLATFORM SUSTAIN ITS OPERATION ?
Since we do not take commission or overhead our team relies on donations by people who want to support Mashroo3 directly to help us carry out our mission and reach out to communities and individuals throughout Lebanon.
CAN I SUGGEST FOR PEOPLE TO APPLY TO MASHOO3 ?
We strongly encourage you to share the platform link and ask people to apply through Mashroo3, especially those you are interested in funding.