SXM DOET urges NGOs to register their projects

SXM DOET urges organisations to register their projects before the end of the month.

PHILIPSBURG–The largest volunteer initiative in the Kingdom is back for its fourth edition and organisations are requested to register as soon as possible. According to a press statement on Tuesday, the event will take place on March 9-10.

  All interested NGOs are invited to sign up to get pending projects off the ground that they previously have not been able to carry out, or to register newly-needed projects due to destruction caused by Hurricane Irma.

  These projects can be in the scope of (re)building, but also social outings, creating green spaces, setting up playgrounds and many more possibilities, as long as the organisation itself or its clients benefit from the project. Once the project is online, volunteers can start signing up to lend a hand during the SXM DOET days. The SXM DOET Project Management Team can further assist by any means necessary.

  The SXM DOET Project Management Team also wants to remind any interested organisations – local foundations, schools, clubs, community centres, amongst many others – that they are able to apply for funding for their registered projects. The funding request deadline is set to January 31.

  A grant of US $650 is available to all registered organisations, per project location, on a first-come-first-serve basis. It is therefore recommended to all to register and submit a request before month’s end.

  The goal of SXM DOET is to ensure that locally existing organisations successfully execute projects they have not yet been able to carry out which benefit themselves and, in turn, the community. Last year 1,300 volunteers completed more than 70 projects in two days.

  Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, the team expects that that now more than ever organisations will need that extra support and are recommended to make use of this great opportunity.

  Registering projects and applying for funding can all be done through . If organisations have any questions or need help signing up, they are welcome to call the team for assistance.

  For more information on the fourth instalment of this island-wide volunteer event, visit or contact the team at or tel. +1-721-586-0808.

Source: The Daily Herald