Ford Motor Company is now calling for entries for its 2014 Conservation and Environmental Grants programme in Malaysia. Partnering with local automotive giant, Sime Darby Auto Connexion, the American car manufacturer is calling on individuals, community and non-profit groups with project in the areas of natural environment preservation, environmental education and conservation engineering to submit project proposals.
“This programme is one of the many ways in which Ford goes further to preserve the environment and improve lives in the communities where we operate,” says David Westerman, managing director, Malaysia and Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Ford Motor Company.
“This global Ford initiative is our way of directly benefiting communities, and the results of projects have been profound and far-reaching.”
A total of RM150,000 in grants will be awarded to selected local projects, further highlighting Ford’s on-going commitment to Malaysia and its communities. An appointed jury panel, comprising independent experts, Ford and Sime Darby Auto Connexion representatives, will select winners based on usefulness and practicality; dedication; financial need; originality; and potential to replicate the programme. Judges will also rate applications based on whether they demonstrate a well-defined sense of purpose and a commitment to maximising available resources.
Westerman adds: “We’re looking forward to building on the success of the programme over several years and receiving many applications from all over the country.”
Entries open on 1 September 2014, with all proposals to reach the organisers by 30 September 2014. Submissions must include details about the specific project and required funding.