Empowering responsible, innovative and sustainable business for social good in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 29 December 2022 – Yayasan Hasanah (“Hasanah”), a foundation under Khazanah Nasional Bhd (“Khazanah”) today announced 11 recipients of its Hasanah Social Enterprise Fund 2022 (HSEF2022) with a total of RM 1.3 million in grants. The funding is allocated towards supporting organisational development and growth, as they carry out their respective social and/ or environmental mission in the communities they serve.
In its inaugural year, HSEF2022 aims to: empower and support the organisational development of social enterprises and social innovators; promote inclusive and responsible businesses that create a positive and sustainable impact to society; stimulate private sector and public participation in delivering impact to society; and seed and scale innovative solutions for social good.
The 11 recipients of HSEF2022 are:
- Alpha Graphic Mobile Apps Developer
- Blair and Associates Sdn Bhd – Batik Boutique
- Fourth Media Sdn Bhd
- Havan Enterprise Sdn Bhd
- Infinite Minds Academy Sdn Bhd
- Manitoba Tailoring and Crafting
- Materials in Works Sdn Bhd
- Saving Graze Sdn Bhd
- Sea Monkey Project Sdn Bhd
- Superb Innovative Skills Sdn Bhd
Yayasan Hasanah Trustee and Managing Director Dato’ Shahira Ahmed Bazari said, “At Yayasan Hasanah, we strongly believe in the ‘whole-of-society’ approach to build not only lasting, but inclusive positive change. As we continue to empower civil society organisations (CSOs) at large, we also recognise the transformative role of social enterprises (SEs) through innovative business models that benefit the communities socially, economically, and environmentally. We’re proud to award the inaugural HSEF2022 grant to the first 11 recipients and be part of their journey in achieving greater impact in the lives they touch.”
HSEF2022 is a seed and growth funding support grant, implemented jointly by Yayasan Hasanah and the Ministry of Finance, catered to social enterprises that are providing innovative solutions in impact areas of community development, education, environment, and arts and public spaces in Malaysia.
For more information on HSEF2022, visit https://yayasanhasanah.org/hsef2022/.
About Yayasan Hasanah
Yayasan Hasanah (“Hasanah”) is the impact-based foundation of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”), the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia. Hasanah was set up as an independent entity on 1 July 2015, building on nine years of Corporate Responsibility (CR) efforts previously driven by Khazanah. As a grant-giving organisation, Hasanah goes beyond ringgit and sen to facilitate an ecosystem of transformation, working in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, infusing a spirit of advocacy and building capacity in five key focus areas: Education; Community Development; Environment; Arts and Public Spaces; and Knowledge. Collectively and collaboratively, Hasanah hopes to shift the needle of social and community reform for Malaysians, towards Advancing Malaysia. For further information, please visit www.yayasanhasanah.org
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