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Supported by some of the world’s most prestigious brands, Lead2030 will find, fund and accelerate the most impactful youth-led solutions that are moving the needle on the SDGs. One Young World has leveraged some of the world's most prestigious brands to not only offer $50,000 to each initiative, but to also provide months of dedicated expert support to foster sustainable growth and drive results. In this first year, funding has been secured for 10 projects.

Successful candidates will receive $50,000 towards their initiative plus expert support from the corporate Challenge Partner.


This challenge seeks solutions which meet the following criteria:

Aligned - Evidently aligned with the Sustainable Development Goal for the selected challenge.

Youth-led - Founded by a person aged 18 - 30.

Focussed - Well-structured time horizon, identified key stakeholders and beneficiaries, and proposed outcomes that are reasonable and well thought out.

Proven - Readily available, in or past implementation phase.

Impactful - Solutions must have a positive social impact, for example generating employment, eradicating poverty, or developing skills.

Measurable - Impacts of solutions must have been adequately measured and/or be measurable.

Financially Viable - Must be able to achieve efficiency and to survive on their own through the resources they generate and/or the investments and donations they attract.

Scalable - Potential to perform as well or better after expanding in scope or size and/or being transported to other regions.


$50,000 plus incubation support

About One Young World

One Young World (OYW) is the premier global forum for young leaders. At the annual Summit, the brightest talent from every country and sector debate and devise innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. They are counselled by influential business, political, and humanitarian leaders such as Paul Polman, Justin Trudeau and Muhammad Yunus, amongst many other global luminaries. The OYW Ambassador community of 10,000 young leaders has collectively impacted 17.5 million people to date.