Covid-19 Young Leaders Fund

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One Young World has launched the first global fund for young leaders working on the front lines of COVID-19.  The fund is the first of its kind for young leaders who are addressing the impacts of COVID-19 and is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and United Way.

The Covid-19 Young Leaders Fund is established to fund initiatives from young leaders around the world which are directly battling the Coronavirus pandemic with tangible front-line results.

From producing face masks and providing hand sanitizer in remote areas, to provide tech to community health workers, to ensuring refugee communities can access government health advice – the Covid-19 Young Leaders Fund welcomes a variety of solutions from all walks of life.

One Young World believes that young leaders are part of the most connected, informed, and resourceful generation in human history. Their capacity for innovation, understanding of digital tools and high levels of social responsibility make them a powerful actor in addressing any humanitarian challenge, especially this pandemic.

Funding Information

You should apply for funding to ensure that your work can be completed safely and efficiently. The average grant size distributed by the CYLF is $6,000 USD. This aim is to ensure the Fund can support a number of initiatives and impact various, vulnerable communities all around the world. One Young World recommends that you apply for between $2,500 – $10,000 USD. This may change as the fund develops, we will look at each application closely to maximise the Fund’s capabilities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Focused 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
  • 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

More information is available here.

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