Beyond the basic eligability criteria we use the following guidelines to identify exceptional organisations:
Empowerment: We give priority to organisations that engage young people as active participants in their own growth and development rather than passive recipients of services.
Innovation and creativity: We give priority to organisations that tackle old problems in new ways, demonstrating innovation and creativity in their program strategies and approaches.
Community involvement: We give priority to organistions that are rooted in their communities and operate with community input, involvement and investment, embracing the community as an integral part of their success.
Effectiveness: We give priority to orgnisations that can demonstrate sustained, meaningful improvement to the lives of young people.
Strong leadership: We give priority to organisations that have committed, respected, dynamic leadership with a vision for change.
Potential for sustainability: We give priority to organisations that have a strategy for the long term sustainability of their programs through donor diversification, mobilisation of government funding, income generating activities and other creative measures.
Reputation: We give priority to organisations that are recognised and trusted in their communities.
Distribution of Funds: The Bottletop Foundation has established an international grants programme, which supports poverty alleviation schemes in areas where we produce our products and grass roots education initiatives that empower young people. The Bottletop foundation currently supports programs in Malawi, Rwanda, Mozambique, Brazil, and the UK.
Those interested in applying may contact us here: firstname.lastname@example.org