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UWCx Accreditation Form

Introduction


Thank you for applying to become a UWCx initiative.

There are a couple of things we need to find out about you and your project so that we can get started. Before completing this form, please read the Introduction to
UWCx which provides more background information.

The criteria

These criteria set out the standards for 
UWCx initiatives. They are intended to guide you in your application as a UWCx initiative.
  • Remit: All initiatives should further the UWC mission, its reach and impact. Initiatives should engage and reach out to people from the UWC community and/or beyond.
  • Organisational set up: All initiatives shall be not for profit, using volunteers where appropriate. Where salaries need to be paid, these should be in line with the salaries of similar sized charities in the country or countries of operation. Any surplus should either be reinvested in the running of the initiative and/or in supporting UWC.
  • Sustainability: All initiatives should be financially and environmentally sustainable. If programme funding is necessary, evidence of meeting past funding targets and a funded budget plan going forward is required. To encourage the nature of UWCx as a community-driven initiative, initiatives should be run by two or more individuals. If run by one individual, further information may be required as to how the initiative will nevertheless remain organisationally stable and sustainable and you should contact us prior to applying. Start-up initiatives need to have gone beyond the planning stage and initial activity/pilot programming should have occurred and be evidenced.
  • Brand: Approval grants the right for the initiative to use the “UWCx” category of the UWC brand. To ensure consistency across projects within UWC, initiatives need to comply with the UWC branding guidelines.
  • Spirit of collaboration: Initiatives shall uphold the values of UWC, align with and avoid the duplication of UWC’s strategic programmes and aims and shall be open to collaboration with other UWC initiatives.
  • Mutual support: All initiatives should be in contact with other UWC constituencies in their geographic region (such as UWC school/colleges or UWC national committee based in the same country, territory or region). Initiatives should organise an event around UWC Day which is related to the mission and aim of their UWCx initiative and involves the wider UWC community. Initiatives should also have a social media presence and should re-post UWC social media posts of relevance to their work. Please refer to the UWC International Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for reference.
  • Reporting: All initiatives are asked to submit an ‘Impact Summary’ either on an annual basis if the initiative is ongoing or at the end of the initiative if not ongoing (and lasting less than a year).
  • Transparency: All initiatives shall be transparent with UWC International regarding financing, team and governance structures as and when required.
  • Contact Person: Each initiative must identify a clear person of contact for UWC International and must inform UWC International should the contact person change.

This form consists of two parts: 
  1. More information about your initiative - including your team and organisational structure. All questions are displayed on one page to give you an overview and allow you to liaise with your team as necessary
  2. Terms of Agreement - these are terms for you to sign up to on behalf of the initiative to enable you to become a UWCx initiative.
Please press "next" to fill out the form.