The Spark Initiative has a process that include application, adjudication, invitation and celebration. Find out all the important dates here.
Please note: these dates are related to the 2018 application round.
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December 4, 2018 : APPLICATIONS OPEN
Visit the APPLY section of our website to go into the applications portal.
All the instructions you will need to complete your application are available there.
Friday, January 26, 2018 : APPLICATION DEADLINE
Please ensure your complete application is submitted by midnight. Unfortunately we will be unable to accept any applications that are submitted past the deadline.
January 29 - February 10, 2018: ROUND ONE ADJUDICATION
A team of judges will review and narrow down all of the applications that have been received. Applicants will know by February 12th whether they are continuing into Round Two.
February 13 - February 28, 2018: Round Two APPLICATIONS
Applicants who have been invited into Round Two will be asked to provide additional information. This will be a crucial stage in the grant-making process.
March 14 – april 14, 2018: ROUND TWO ADJUDICATION
The judges will consider all Round Two applications and determine who will receive Spark Initiative Grants for 2018-2019.
April 30, 2018: GRANTS ARE AWARDED TO FINALISTS
The names of those receiving Spark Initiative Grants will be announced.
June 6, 2018 – CELEBRATION EVENT IN mississauga, On
This is a fun night where the Christian Social Entrepreneur Finalists give their presentations to an audience filled with donors, mentors, philanthropists and other community/church leaders.
june 4 - june 6, 2018 – Spark RETREAT
Award winners will join together for a two day retreat located just outside of Toronto. All expenses are paid and this will be a chance to learn from each other and begin building a peer community. This is the beginning of the mentorship portion of the grant.