The KE KHI Awards 2021 (the ‘Awards’) are being initiated by KE in furtherance of its commitments to fulfil its corporate social responsibility, the Awards seek to honour those organisations of Karachi who have embraced and owned the city of Karachi in the name of hope, peace and development. These Awards commemorate the rich history of our city by paying tribute to organisations from all walks of life.

These Awards recognise the efforts of those organisations of Karachi who have made a significant impact on this city, its people and its socio-economic landscape.

CALL FOR ENTRIES

KE is accepting applications for the Awards till midnight, Monday, 15th March 2021. Interested organisations conforming to the general criteria and terms and conditions, may apply for the Awards by submitting the applications in line with the details provided herein below.

Submit your applications online here

AWARD CATEGORIES

There are thirteen (13) categories of Awards to choose from. Each category, which will be awarded to organisation(s) that enhance the image of Karachi in a unique and compelling way.

If you are unsure, if your case falls under the description of a certain category or which category it should be entered in, please write a brief synopsis of the case and related questions and email at Awards@ke.com.pk.

The categories of Awards are detailed herein below, please read category descriptions carefully to understand the types of categories, what they encompass, the number of Awards and their values:

  1. EDUCATION
  2. Recognising the most impactful projects / initiatives in education, including (but not limited to) street schools, education for underprivileged community and/or education or trainings for special children/persons, can also be e-learning and online learning, learning management systems, smart classrooms, and smart campuses for junior and higher education.

    Three Awards will be given in this category, 1: PKR 5 million, 2: PKR 2 million, 3: 1 million.

  3. PUBLIC HEALTH
  4. Recognising the most impactful projects / initiatives, including (but not limited to) public health awareness drives, data-driven and mobile solutions for public health services and workers, and digital and online medical services/ doctors for underprivileged communities.

    Three Awards will be given in this category, 1: PKR 5 million, 2: PKR 2 million, 3: 1 million

  5. UPLIFTING COMMUNITIES
  6. Recognising the most impactful projects / initiatives which provide food, reduce challenges and costs for vulnerable segments and communities, such as sewage, sanitation, water, systemic inefficiency, and housing-related basic standards.

    Three Awards will be given in this category, 1: PKR 2 million, 2: PKR 1 million, 3: PKR 500,000.

  7. INCLUSION
  8. This category includes projects which create an impact for marginalised communities, transgenders, and persons with disabilities, for the achievement of equality.

    Two Awards will be given in this category, 1: PKR 1 million, 2: PKR 500,000.

  9. LIVELIHOODS AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING
  10. Recognising the most impactful projects / initiatives which promote and offer high-quality vocational training, as well as support the development of networks and career opportunities for the people of Karachi, especially within underprivileged communities.

    Two Awards will be given in this category, 1: PKR 2 million, 2: PKR 1 million.

  11. HERITAGE & CULTURE
  12. Recognising the most impactful projects /initiatives in the area of heritage, arts and culture, libraries, cultural events and open spaces including (but not limited to) smart kiosks, interactive events and experiences, connected museums, digital libraries and intelligent event management. This category also includes traditional restoration of heritage buildings, landmarks and sites of Karachi.

    Three Awards will be given in this category, 1: 1 million, 2: PKR 500,000, 3: PKR 250,000.

  13. DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY AND FINANCIAL INCLUSION
  14. In this category, the focus is on start-ups and small to medium size initiatives, recognising the most impactful projects / initiatives in the area of digital accessibility as well as financial inclusion including (but not limited to) technologies for innovations in services for the public, financial payments, bill payments, internet payments, and other projects focused on underserved communities/ unbanked population.

    Two Awards will be given in this category, 1: PKR 1 million, 2: PKR 500,000.

  15. SPORTS
  16. Recognising the most impactful projects / initiatives showing the involvement of and platform creation for finding promoting and developing sports for all genders, and finding sports talent in Karachi, subsequently developing talent for Pakistan.

    Three Awards will be given in this category, 1: PKR 2 million, 2: PKR 1 million, 3: PKR 500,000.

  17. SAFETY (ROAD, FIRE, HOME, PERSONAL)
  18. Recognising the most impactful projects / initiatives for ensuring public safety, including (but not limited to) emergency services such as early warning systems, and emergency response systems such as helplines, on-ground teams, community-based safety watch teams, and awareness drives.

    Three Awards will be given in this category, 1: PKR 2 million, 2: PKR 1 million, 3: PKR 500,000.

  19. SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENT
  20. Recognising the most impactful projects / initiatives focused on sustainable environmental projects for Karachi, including clean tech and smart innovations.

    Three Awards will be given in this category, 1: PKR 1 million, 2: PKR 500,000, 3: PKR 500,000.

  21. EMPOWERING WOMEN
  22. Recognising the most impactful projects / initiatives which highlight the contribution towards women empowerment in Karachi and its communities.

    Two Awards will be given in this category, 1: PKR 1 million, 2: PKR 500,000.

  23. SOCIAL SERVICE
  24. This category is for any other social impact project / initiative that does not fall into other categories mentioned above, for example, animal welfare.

    Three Awards will be given in this category, 1: PKR 1 million, 2: PKR 500,000, 3: PKR 250,000.

  25. NEW ORGANISATIONS (LESS THAN 12 MONTHS OLD)
  26. This is a special category to support and highlight new projects and start-up organisations that have been formed in the last twelve (12) months.

    Three Awards will be given in this category, 1: PKR 250,000 (can be availed for up to 24 months), 2: PKR 250,000

SELECTION FOR AWARDS:

Selection of organisations shall be made by a credible jury panel which shall be formed to independently evaluate the applications for Awards. The jury shall choose the most suitable organisation based on their performance, contributions and/or proposed plans for the benefit of society. In addition, the jury shall accord due consideration to the following factors:

  • Organisations with most impactful projects /initiatives developed and executed for Karachi and or its adjoining areas within Sindh and Balochistan falling within KE’s service territory.
  • Organisations, demonstrating best practice examples of urban innovation in Karachi and or its adjoining areas within Sindh and Balochistan falling within KE’s service territory. Focus on the use of technology and mobile solutions is a plus.

The Awards will be in the form of electricity bill rebate only, ranging from PKR 250,000 to 5 Million. Please see categories section for details.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Below are the terms and conditions for the Awards:

  • The Awards are for not-for-profit organisations or entities having its office and involved in social work or social impact projects or services in Karachi and/or its adjoining areas within Sindh and Balochistan falling within KE’s service territory.
  • Each organisation applying for an Award can apply for up-to three (03) categories of the Awards.
  • Projects can be partnerships, funding models and projects in affiliation with public entities.
  • The applying organisation must identify itself as an organisation that has no affiliation with a political, religious party, or any ethnic group.
  • The applying organisation must identify as an entity that is not currently serving or partnering with KE in any commercial business capacity, or have any affiliation with KE and/or be employed by KE.
  • The Award can be applied for a new proposed project/initiative duly supported by credentials, as well as an ongoing project/initiative such projects/initiatives may include, any standalone complete project/initiative and/or a project/initiative forming part of any larger project/initiative.
  • The Awards shall be valid for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of grant of such Awards.
  • The Awards shall be in the form of electricity bill rebate only for the office, and/or site office of the selected organisations within each category and the awarded rebate amount can be utilized against one or more offices of the selected organisation subject to KE’s approval at its sole discretion.
  • An MoU shall be executed to govern the provision of the Awards and related activities with the selected organisation during the validity of the Award period.
  • The applying organisation shall provide all information and documentation in relation to the organisation and/or project, which may be required from them at the time of assessment of applications for Awards.
  • In the event, the organisation after receiving an Award fails to complete, commence and/or operate the project, KE reserves the right in its sole discretion to withdraw the respective Award with immediate effect without incurring any liabilities whatsoever.
  • The applying organisation should have no outstanding electricity dues nor shall there be any pending dispute and/or litigation with KE.
  • The terms and conditions as specified herein above are subject to review by KE at any time during the process of grant of Awards or during the validity period of the Awards.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

YOUR SUBMISSION MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Details of your organisation
  2. Category being submitted for (up-to three (03) categories of the Award)
  3. Name of the project
  4. Details of the project
  5. Beneficiaries of the project
  6. Project impact
  7. Geographical impact (if applicable) areas of Karachi and/or its adjoining areas within Sindh and Balochistan falling within KE’s service territory, specifically impacted

DOCUMENTS CHECKLIST

  1. MOA (Memorandum of Association) / AOA (Article of Association) of the organisation.
  2. Audited financials for FY 2020
  3. Board of Directors (current) – including CNICs of BoD members
  4. Tax Certificate, Form A, Form 29
  5. In case of partnerships and/or affiliation with public entities, relevant documents to be provided e.g. Partnership agreements, SPV etc.
  6. Copy of last paid KE bill
  7. Project details:
    • Project budget
    • Project impact
    • Implementation timeline (number of months per stage, areas covered, etc.)
    • Project Point of Contact (POC)
      • Name
      • CNIC
      • Designation
      • Email and contact number
      • Years at the organisation

NOTE:

Any Administration expenses given in the project budget must have a supporting justification. Such expenses cannot exceed 10% of the total project budget, nor can they include salaries and staff expenses.

POC will be responsible for marketing and communication related aspects including but not limited to facilitating the KE team as and where required for the Awards application.

Any justified exception to any documentation requirements above for any organisations may be allowed by the jury at the time of assessing the application for Awards.

DISCLAIMER:

KE reserves the right to re-categorise entries, split/redefine categories of Awards and/or refuse entry in the Awards application process at any time. Further, KE reserves the right to accept or reject any or all the nominations/applications for Awards and/or annul the entire process of grant of Awards without assigning any reason whatsoever. KE shall not be liable for any expenses and/or costs incurred by the interested parties/organisations as a result thereof. In no circumstances will KE be liable for any cost, expense, loss, claim or damage arising out or in connection with an applicant/organisation’s participation in this process for grant of Awards, or any subsequent process/documentation in relation thereto. KE shall not be liable for any costs incurred by any applicant/organisation in the preparation and submission of the application for Awards. The submission of an application for Awards does not give rise to any commitment or legal relationship between KE and any applicant/organisation.

APPLICATION FORM:

Please click on the following link to apply for the Awards: https://forms.gle/UT9MsS6BJyC4JsXT6


FOR QUERIES CONTACT: Awards@ke.com.pk

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