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Gamma Community Platform is an annual initiative to invest in the local communities that are home to Start Campus operations. Named both for Vasco de Gama – a Sines native – and for the “gamma factor” in business – the symbol for social impact – the Gamma Platform exists to empower community members to be leaders in regional development by supporting local initiatives that reflect four investment pillars: educational development, environment, community, and entrepreneurship.

The Platform will fund and support a number of community projects each year that target and benefit the municipality of Sines and neighboring Santiago do Cacem. We encourage individuals, organizations, and companies with eligible project proposals to apply.

Our goal is to leave a positive impact on the Sines region by promoting economic growth and prosperity through collaboration with local entrepreneurs, residents, and other stakeholders to understand and support their vision for their future of this community.

First edition cycle fund:



Applications will only be accepted for projects that directly target and intend to benefit the Sines region and reflect at least one of our four investment pillars:

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Educational Development

Initiatives to expand or improve educational opportunities and access

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Projects focused on environmental conservation, education, awareness, or other

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Initiatives bringing community members together and engaging multiple community groups

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Creative and innovative ideas promoting community growth, prosperity, and value creation

Any individual, organization, or company may apply for project funding, however Gamma Community Platform will give preference to applicants based in the Sines region.

For additional eligibility requirements, see the Gamma Community Platform Rules and Regulations.