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Brown Girl in the RingChange Maker Resid

Timeline & Criteria



4 Jan - Launch of BGR X CS Change Maker Residency/ Round one applications open

8 Feb - Round one application close

22 Feb - Successful applicants are invited to apply for round two

8 Mar - BGR X CS Change Maker Residency announcement on International Women's Day

3 May - BGR X CS Change Maker Residency program commences

1 Nov - BGR X CS Change Maker Residency concludes


Criteria Round One

Eligible applicants are invited to address the following criteria and submit their application online

  1. Select which theme your idea falls under. You can choose more than one theme. Selecting a theme will help us design a tailored mentor experience for you.

  • Design and creativity

  • Education and technology

  • Business and social enterprise

  2. 800-1000 word written personal statement addressing the following areas:

About you

Tell us about yourself: background, experience, motivations, and community


About your project

How will your idea create change in your community?

At what stage is your idea? Do you have a team involved?

What type of resources and support do you currently or wish to access?

Have you received or applied for a grant or financial support for your idea?

How will the BGR X CS Change Maker Residency support your idea?


Explain a situation where you were faced with a difficult task or decision. How did you deal with it?


  3. CV and three written references with contact details

  4. Applications to be submitted online.


Criteria - Round Two (by invitation only)

Submit a two-minute video introducing you and your idea

  • Introduce yourself and your community

  • Explain your idea for impactful change

  • Demonstrate how the  BGR X CS Change Maker Residency will benefit you and your idea.

We will be reviewing the submissions based on originality, creativity, and authenticity. We are interested in getting to know you and the story behind your idea, so limit the use graphics and special effects. A simple video created on your phone or a device will be fine. Less is more!

How to apply

Find out about eligibility, applications, support, and how we define a Change Maker.


Learn about the criteria, rounds, and timeline for the program.

Good to Know

Read through the fine print and meet the organisers behind the program.

Make Change

Submit your

Change Maker Residency application.

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