Call for Applications: Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) Bursary 2021

Applications are open for the Social Enterprise World Forum Bursary 2021. Join The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF 2021) to connect with thousands of leading social entrepreneurs, access world-class content and be part of the world’s largest social enterprise conversation.

This year they travel – albeit virtually – to Nova Scotia, where they have partnered with Common Good Solutions as 2021 Co-host to shine a spotlight on Canada, while also addressing priorities and issues for social enterprises around the world. Priority themes and topics include climate and circular economy, youth, rural, Indigenous-led social enterprise, gender, social procurement, COVID-19 and economic recovery.

Designed by and for social enterprises, this is the event for the global social enterprise community. SEWF 2021 will champion the potential of social enterprises – small and large, rural and urban – to bring about inclusive and sustainable economic development. SEWF is working to build up a bursary fund as they recognise that these are extremely difficult times for much of the social enterprise community. There are limited tickets available and tickets are designated for people that genuinely cannot afford the standard registration fees.


To be eligible for either bursary you must:

  • Represent a social enterprise (leader, practitioner, board member);
  • Have experienced a significant loss in income of 50% as a result of the impacts of COVID-19;
  • be based in a low income, lower middle income or conflict affected country (as defined by World Bank Atlas at June 2020).


The deadline for submission of application is August 31, 2021. SEWF 2021 will hold from September 28 – 29.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit SEWF.