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ONE YOUNG WORLD Young Leaders fund


This is a programme designed to support young leaders who are tackling the Covid-19 pandemic on the frontlines.



  • Focussed on the SDG’s 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

Review process

We undertake a careful and detailed review of all applications before any funding decision is made to ensure that we are supporting high quality projects. Your initiative will be assessed based on One Young World’s UUU Criteria.

The deadline for applications is 31st August, at 5pm BST. Click here for to apply and for more information!