The A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia Grant provided seed-funding for collaborations between stakeholders in the UK and Malaysia, which respond to a common challenge in the field of climate change through shared solutions that empower young people to take positive action which can cascade awareness and create greater resilience amongst others in their generation, as well as influence policy making.
The British Council Malaysia offered three seed funding grants of up to £10,000 each to kick-start innovative, joint UK-Malaysia responses to a shared climate change challenge involving young people aged 18–35. We encourage cross-sectoral — ideally, arts and creative industries, education and science sectors — collaboration in the grant applications.
Grant recipients were announced during the A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia Forum on 4 February 2021. Awardees then had the opportunity to pitch their projects during the A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia Pitching Session on 25 March 2021 to an audience of diverse stakeholders including potential funders, policy makers, research, academic and youth organisations, in the hopes that their project will spark further interest that may lead to scaling-up and sustainability.
Grant Projects & Recipients
RIPPLE – Responsible Innovation Plastics Project for Life and Environment
Weaving Hopes for the Future
VISION – Virtual Impact Storytelling in Our Network