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YSD Sponsorship FAQ
  • 1. What are Yayasan Sime Darby's (YSD) focus areas?
    i) YSD supports initiatives in the following five pillars:-
    1. Education
    2. Environment
    3. Community & Health
    4. Youth & Sports
    5. Arts & Culture

    ii) YSD provides two types of sponsorship:-
    1. One-off basis

      To apply for this sponsorship, you may go www.yayasansimedarby.com and click on Sponsorships - One-off Project Application
        

    2. Long-Term Project

      For projects that will last for a longer duration, you may go to www.yayasansimedarby.com and click on Sponsorships - Long-term Project Application.
       

  • 2. Who can apply for sponsorship?
    YSD welcomes applications from non-profit organisations and registered charity bodies independent of religious, political or personal agendas, who are dedicated to addressing the critical needs in any of the five pillars of YSD.
  • 3. What type of projects does YSD support?
    YSD supports sustainable and impactful projects which are beneficial to society. YSD does not donate to other charitable foundations, but collaborates in areas of mutual interest.

    The Foundation does not support the following causes:
    1. Profit generating projects
    2. Projects that do not deliver a sustainable impact to society
  • 4. How do I apply for sponsorship?
    If your application falls under one of our pillars, you can submit your proposal to us via our website www.yayasansimedarby.com and click on Sponsorships - One-off Project Application or Sponsorships - Long-term Project Application to fill in your particulars along with your relevant documents. For further clarification you also click on How to Submit A Project Proposal?.
  • 5. What are the proposal submission dates for this year?
    The following are the scheduled submission dates for 2016:

    1. Completed applications with supporting documents should reach YSD by     29 April 2016 for consideration of approval by end of July 2016.
       
    2. Completed applications with supporting documents should reach YSD by       
      1 August 2016 for consideration of approval by end of October 2016.


    Applications submitted after 1 August 2016 will be considered for in 2017.
  • 6. I am in urgent need of funding as my event is happening next month. Can I get assistance from YSD?
    All applications will go through a series of evaluation and whilst YSD strives to process the applications as quickly as possible, the due diligence process and approvals may take up to four calendar months.

    Refer to scheduled submission dates set in Question 5 for application deadlines in 2016.
  • 7. How will YSD disburse the funds to me if my proposal is approved?
    Sponsorships are disbursed in stages with a pre-agreed schedule, upon YSD receiving complete supporting documents.
  • 8. How will YSD monitor my project?
    YSD monitors the progress of its projects according to agreed deliverable and timeline set in the agreement signed by both parties. Apart from that, project audits are conducted periodically to ensure proper governance processes are in place and targeted deliverable met.
  • 9. I am a student looking for a financial assistance to further my studies. Can I apply for funding through the sponsorship application?
    The sponsorship application does not entertain funding appeal for individual benefits. You may apply for a scholarship through www.yayasansimedarby.com and click Scholarships. Next, choose your country of origin. There, you will find the opening and closing dates, as well as the application form of the scholarships that we offer.
  • 10. I run a welfare home. Can I get financial assistance from YSD?
    Only for welfare homes that are registered under the Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat (JKM). Through our Community & Health pillar, YSD aims to help the community by leveraging their capabilities to generate a sustainable income and assist them in organising any activities that produce substantial, tangible results. You may send in your application together with the relevant documents for our consideration.

    If your home is not registered under JKM, we suggest that you do so as soon as possible. You may click on Register with JKM to understand the requirements needed for the registration process.
  • 11. What other documents should be included in my proposal?
    1. Registration Certificate from Registrar of Companies (ROC) or Registrar of Societies (ROS). As mentioned, welfare homes must also include their registration certificate by JKM.
       
    2. Financial Statements that had been audited by professional auditors.
       
    3. Brief Background Introduction of your organisation.
       
    4. Project/Sponsorship Description
       
    5. Itemised Budget Framework for the sponsorship application, alongside relevant documents to support the figures in the budget.
       
    6. Other Relevant Documents that you think may assist the evaluation process.


    The above list is not exhaustive, and YSD’s Project Team may contact you further should further information is needed.
  • 12. I am publishing a book and I am selling some advertisement pages in the book, and would like to seek funds for the cost of the book production. Can I apply from YSD for funding?
    YSD may fund activities that are non-profit making. Any activities that are profit making would not be eligible for YSD’s support.
  • 13. I represent a Sdn Bhd (Private Limited) company that has been appointed by an NGO to run a charity event for them. Can I apply funding from YSD to contribute to the event?
    YSD may fund activities that are non-profit making. Any activities that are profit making would not be eligible for YSD’s support. Unless the event or programme organised is 100% directly benefiting the NGO for their activities, then there is a likelihood that YSD would consider supporting the event.
  • 14. How will I know about the status of my application?
    If your application is successful, we will contact you via telephone and email to proceed with next step. Applications that are not successful will be informed via the email address provided in the application form.
  • 15. Can I call you to follow up on my application request?
    Yes, upon not hearing from us after four weeks of your application submission date, you may call the the extension number in Contact Us for following up purposes.
  • 16. If my first application was unsuccessful, can I resubmit my application?
    Unfortunately, YSD does not consider applications resubmitted in a period of six (6) months. However, we do welcome proposals with new and improved ideas.



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