June-July 2023

Physical Bootcamp:
20, 21 & 22 July 2023 (TBC)

Project Implementation:
August 2023 – January 2024

The Environmental Accelerator Program aims to create a dynamic, synergetic network of highly effective and influential environmental organisations. Through scaling and accelerating your growth, we’ll build a force for positive change that can serve as a catalyst for environmental transformation.

Is your work related to: 

  • Green Economy 
  • Responsible and empowered communities 
  • Well-conserved natural heritage 
  • Resilience to climate change and disaster

Unlock your organisation’s full potential and create a bigger impact for sustainability in Perak! If you’re working on an environmental project in the region and want to take it to the next level, our program is the perfect opportunity to do so. Join us and discover how you can make Perak a more sustainable place while expanding your reach and influence!

This programme is tailor-made for environmental organisations in Perak to enhance your skill sets and organisational capacity by :

  • Aligning efforts with larger sustainable development plan 
  • Understanding business sustainability and the importance of ESG 
  • Enhancing communication strategies to increase engagement with the public, funders and policymakers
  • Expanding network within the region and field 

Selected participants of this programme will be able to reap the benefits of not just the seed funding but also the chance to learn from industry experts and take in new skills that will not just help increase productivity but also how you can make a bigger impact! Participants of the Environmental Accelerator Programme will be provided access to various advantages that will be able to help them on their journey towards sustainability!

The advantages include: 

Learning Access

Continuous learning with our industry experts

Seed Funding

A chance to win from a pool of RM400,000 seed funding

Advice & Mentorship

6 months mentorship with industry experts


Be part of the Biji-biji/ Mereka Ecosystem


Adopting new technologies into your organisation to increase productivity

Talent Access

Gain access to talents to help bring your project further

Programme Timeline

Sign up

April- june 2023

Call for applications starting from 24th April – 7th June 2023

  • Submit your project summary or a 1 minute video to tell us why this programme is for you!
  • Shortlisted participants will be announced on 15th June
  • Needs assessment and organisation profiling

Phase 1

june - july 2023

Week 1: Welcome day via Zoom to onboard and programme introduction

Week 2 & 3: 2 week self-paced learning & office hours to refine your proposal

  • 6 comprehensive workshops featuring
    • Perak’s Sustainable Development Plan
    • Business Sustainability (ESG)
    • SME’s Roles in the SDG
    • Impact Reporting 
    • Communication and advocacy for public engagement and traction
    • Pitch workshop
  • Self-guided learning through reading materials, on-the-job assignments and
  • Trainer support and peer-learning sessions

Phase 2

july 2023

20th-22nd July : 3 days physical bootcamp & pitching session in Ipoh

Stand a chance to win from a pool of RM400,000 seed funding and networking opportunities with industry experts and trainers. 

Phase 3

AUGUST 2023 - JANUARY 2024

Impact Creation

The selected organisations will implement the proposed project, and undergo a 6-month mentorship programme with continuous support and peer learning sessions. Participating organisations will be able to access the support of an entire network of experienced practitioners in the field.

Programme Criteria

The Environmental Accelerator Programme is targeted to both non-profit and for-profit organisations with an environmental-related project presence in Perak, Malaysia.

Do you have what it takes to join us?

FAQ - New Participants

Yes, we will still accept your application even if you are not registered! We can also help you with that process. Please place your application latest by 7th June 2023

Our programme prioritises young organisations. However, if you think your organisation can benefit from the workshop and the boot camp, you are welcome to apply!

Yes, if your organisation is planning to implement any environmental related project in Perak.

Yes, if you want to turn your work into something bigger, and your group is able to commit to the project you want to implement.

Yes, you don’t need the full proposal yet, but you should know what project you would like to run. We will work with you throughout the programme.

No. The RM400K pool of seed fund will be divided among the 20 selected winners.

It is an 8-month long programme starting from June 2023 till January 2024

We have an alumni track which you can apply. Please click here to find out more. 

If you have more questions you wish to clarify, please contact us at [email protected] or +60146652533

Alumni Track

Welcome back, fellow alumni! 

Thank you for being part of the Environmental NGO Accelerator Programme 2021. It was a pleasure to walk on this journey with you. We have witnessed the dedication and effort that you put into your project and we are proud to have supported you with seed funding to kickstart your vision. Now, it’s time to take things to the next level and GROW!

If you have a project that requires additional funding or if you’re interested in applying for a grant but unsure about the process, our EA Alumni Mentorship Programme can help you! Let our mentors guide you through the grant application process and provide support to make your project a success!

Alumni Track Benefits

A 6 months mentorship on grant ideation, and proposal writing
Grant submission by the end of 6 months
Access to talents as placement partner
Peer learning support system
Continuous learning workshop:

Utilising AI , Impact Reporting , Introduction to ESG , Introduction Perak Sustainable Development Model Perak

Support on:

Talent Acquisition , Documentation/ Bookkeeping/ internal audit process , Social Enterprise Accreditation and NGO token

mereka.io Hub access
Biji-biji / Mereka Alumni Ecosystem

FAQ - Past Participants

In short, the Alumni track is a 6 months mentorship programme with the end goal of guiding you to submit a greater grant application which can bring a bigger impact to your organisation.

No. There is no seed funding involved. As your organisation is now eligible for a bigger funding, we can help you to achieve that.

Yes. Apart from connecting with mentors from the industry, you will also be learning and connecting with your peers as well as the new cohorts to create a synergetic support system.

The Alumni Track provides access to talents as placements partners as well as provide your organization access to our Mereka io hubs to help bring in more people to join your programmes!

The Alumni Track will be providing support through the continuous learning workshops, talent acquisition as well as assistance in attaining a Social Enterprise Accreditation and NGO token that will help bring your organization to a new level.

If you have more questions you wish to clarify, please contact us at [email protected] or +60146652533

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