Young Leaders Fund Grants

One Young World

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: US $2,500 - US $10,000

Fields of work: Job Creation Domestic Violence Preventative Healthcare Medical Technology & Devices Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Technology Access & Digital Literacy

Applicant type: Individuals, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Age restriction: Between 18 and 35 years of age

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Young Leaders combatting the Coronavirus

One Young World, the global forum for young leaders, is establishing a fund for young leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response.

Around the world, One Young World Ambassadors are combatting the Coronavirus with the most innovative methods in the most challenging circumstances. 

By directing money to leaders on the front lines, we can insure that resources are being accessed by those who need them most.

This global crisis demands a global response. One Young World will meet that challenge.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Focused on the SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals) with a clear connection to combatting Covid-19, for example:
    • SDG 3: producing medical supplies to tackle the infection or symptoms of the virus.
    • SDG 4: providing resources to disadvantaged children to support the continuation of education during school closures.
    • SDG 5: protecting victims of domestic violence during lockdown.
    • SDG 6: providing sanitation resources to help prevent the spread of the virus.
    • SDG 8: creating work for unemployed persons in vital sectors​.
  • All countries around the world.
  • Producing direct, quantifiable impact.
  • Apolitical in nature.
  • Must not be operated for profit.
  • Impacting >500 people directly.
  • Focussed on assisting the most vulnerable in society.
  • Operational (or ready to start within 3 weeks of application submission).
  • Founded and/or managed by young leaders (aged approximately 18-35).
  • Applications must be submitted in the English language to be reviewed.
  • Operating in accordance with WHO’s scientific guidance.