The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has today called upon individuals and institutions that are making a positive impact on communities to submit their proposals for the annual Torch Awards where a total of Shs80 million financial support is up for grabs. Financial support will be given to the winning projects at the Annual Torch Awards, an initiative by NSSF aimed at recognising individuals and institutions that are transforming their communities and have made a positive impact through those projects. NSSF Managing Director Richard Byarugaba says the awards are premised on the fact that as a socially responsible organisation, the Fund has a duty to contribute to the wellbeing of the communities in which itoperates. Byarugaba says the Fund is now calling for proposals from individuals and institutions that have positively transformed communities to compete for the Torch Awards project funding. “To qualify for the awards this year, projects should focus on one of four thematic areas, namely; Youth, Education, Health and the Disadvantaged. In addition, the projects should be not-for-profit, non-partisan, impactful, benefit a wider community and should not be funded by local or international charities and Non-Governmental Organisations,” says Byarugaba. This year the Fund has also introduced an additional Torch award category for journalists whose reporting has positively impacted lives of the underprivileged. Community based organisations or individuals and journalists have up to April 21, 2017 to submit their proposals and work through e-mail email@example.com.