Stakeholder: HIGGS
Type of stakeholder: Non Governmental Organizations

Viktoros Ougko 15, Athens, Greece

3rd Municipal Community (SW neighbourhoods - Asteroskopeio, Petralona, Metaxourgio and Thiseio)

Service last updated on 15-03-2023

General Information

Population Groups
Professionals / Volunteers
Days / Hours of service
  • Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
Supported languages


The HIGGS Accelerator is a training and advisory program, especially designed for non-profits in Greece with the aim to provide them with support on issues related to their strategy that reflects the overall operation of the organization which they represent and the development of their proposals.

The program is directed to small or medium-sized non-profits:

  • with at least 2 years of operation and a maximum number of 40 permanent and full-time employees.

Green and Sustainable Development Accelerator

The Green and Sustainable Development Accelerator is a accelerator for non-profit organisations and other non-profit initiatives with activities in the field of environmental/green and sustainable development.

Major donors of the Accelerator program are the Costas M. Lemos Foundation and the Ioannis S. Latsis Charitable Foundation. The GSD Accelerator is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Athens and is sponsored by Bayer.

Program characteristics and benefits

Cost: There is no cost, the program is offered free of charge
Duration: 6 months
Commencement: twice a year, November and May
Bootcamp: compulsory intensive 4 weeks (from 10:00 to 16:00) training in 16 different areas of expertise
Workshops: training seminars especially adapted to the needs of Greek non-profits
Weekly meetings: support on the development of a business plan and of  fundraising proposals directed to domestic and international donors.
Advisory: one to one meetings with the HIGGS Internal & External Team of Experts, regarding every aspect of their operations. Thematic areas: Legal, Accounting, Marketing & Communications, Facebook/Website, Volunteer Recrutiment/Management, Corporate Social Responsibility
Networking: with major Greek & international non-profits, funders & media as well with the organizations participating in the Incubator Program for the submission of joint fundraising proposals.
Free use of the HIGGS premises (co-working space, meeting & events rooms): to develop their activities.

Special benefits of the Green and Sustainable Development Accelerator program

Seminars, workshops & good practices by experts from Greece and America

Free access to NGO support platforms


Participation/referral information

The Accelerator program will be held mainly online.

To meet our Team and get additional information, please send an email to [email protected]. We are looking forward to welcoming you at HIGGS!

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