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RM100 Million In Grants For Community Efforts, Yayasan Hasanah Calling Out NGOs To Participate

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Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s Yayasan Hasanah is calling on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to apply for grants in the Hasanah Special Grant Program 2022.

With an allocation totalling RM100 million for this year, the grant is intended to support programmes which will improve the quality of life of the B40 communities.

The goal is to build resilience in the area of education, community development, environment and public spaces.

Those who are interested can apply at https://yayasanhasanah.org/hasanah.special-grant-2022 . 

The closing date for applications is on 30 June, and Yayasan Hasanah is aiming to receive 200 applications from NGOs nationwide.

Yayasan Hasanah is the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Khazanah, the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia.

Recently, the foundation launched the Hasanah Report 2021 which compiles the organisation’s work and impact in Malaysia over a challenging year as the nation battles with Covid-19.

Mobilisation Of Resources

Last year, Yayasan Hasanah distributed aid amounting to RM554 million through various intervention programs that benefited 1.48 million individuals in the country last year.

Its managing director, Datuk Shahira Ahmed Bazari, said the initiative involved 222 collaboration projects with 169 partners through grants.

It involved civil organizations, government agencies, social enterprises and corporate bodies in five impact areas.

They include education, community development, environment, arts and public space, and knowledge.

We are honoured to play a role in the very challenging 2021, including through scholarships, humanitarian aid, livelihood programs, food distribution and access to education.

Yayasan Hasanah Datuk Shahira Ahmed Bazari on extending assistance to Malaysians in need. 

Among the collaborations involved are the Malaysian Economic and Citizen Protection Assistance Package (PERMAI) implemented by the government to combat the COVID-19 epidemic.

 Yayasan Hasanah advocates sustainable socio-economic and environmental CSR initiatives. (Pix: Yayasan Hasanah)

Helping Malaysians Build Resiliency

Yayasan Hasanah also channelled RM16.5 million to 32 government-linked companies (GLCs) and corporate organizations under matching grants reaching 200,000 recipients.

In addition, it plays a role in the CERDIK initiative to address the digital learning gap, involving 150,000 students in primary and secondary schools.

Yayasan Hasanah also channelled RM44 million to address the shortage of essential food.

It distributed cashless food aid through the PEMERKASA program, which benefited 137,273 individuals nationwide.

Shahira informed that the assistance channelled covered all states, with most initiatives involving Sabah (32 projects).

These were followed by Selangor (21 projects) and Perak (18 projects), while another 82 were carried out in several other states.


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