The Rlg Foundation, as a social entrepreneurship vehicle, selects projects from proposals submitted by project promoters. The Foundation on its own also conducts needs assessments for various communities to select projects. All the projects are then sent to the Rlg Foundation Board for their review and approval.
Below is the 6-step guideline for formatting and submitting proposals to the Foundation:
a. Executive Summary
Provide a clear and concise summary of the project.
b. Project Description
The basic idea of the project should be expressed; the philosophy or premise underlying the project should also be explained.
c. Goals and Objectives
General statements specifying the project’s desired outcomes should be outlined.
This section should include the financial items needed to execute the project.
e. Monitoring and Evaluation
This section should present the overall evaluation process, both for assisting the ongoing progress towards achieving the objectives and the actual outcome of the project. This section should also include plans and processes in assessing the impacts of projects.
f. Sustainability Plan
This section should show what happens to the outputs of the project after an intervention/programme ends. The plan should consider activities/processes necessary for embedding and owning of the project by the intended beneficiaries, partners and communities.
Project Selection Criteria
The Rlg Foundation selects projects for implementation based on the following criteria.
• Should focus on Health & Wellness and Education & Empowerment.
• Must be linked to national or international priorities or goals.
• Project must be driven by community needs.
• Confirmation of undertaking a similar project or a previous edition or the existence of a feasibility study conducted for a new initiative.
• Must be sustainable for a foreseeable future.
• Have a broad community impact, both direct and indirect.
• Proof of quality of relevant expertise in the project implementation team.
• Should be able to be replicated and scaled up.
• The project budget must be realistic and in tune with our financial plan.
• Notwithstanding meeting all the selection criteria above, the Rlg Foundation reserves the right to decline support for the project based on the overall strategic intent.