The 2023 World Bank Youth Summit Competition

The 2023 World Bank Youth Summit Competition invites young changemakers from all over the world to make their voices heard and share local solutions that can have a global impact to address development challenges in FCV countries and setbacks arising from climate change and lack thereof of energy access and jobs and skills.

One of the flagship components of the Youth Summit, the Pitch Competition is a call for innovative and action-oriented solutions from young people to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges through grassroots local solutions with the potential to make a global impact.

The theme of the Summit, ‘From the Ground Up. Local Solutions to Drive Global Impact’, reflects the WBG’s commitment to supporting local ownership, knowledge, and solutions as a key part of addressing global development challenges in the areas of fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV); jobs and skills; and climate and energy.

The World Bank Group Youth Summit (“Summit”) is the largest worldwide annual gathering of youth (18-35 years old) hosted by the WBG to engage participants from around the world on the most pressing topics facing their generation. As the Summit celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year, its goal is to promote local solutions that have the potential to drive global impact.


      The theme of the 2023 Summit, From the Ground Up: Local Solutions to Drive Global Impact, highlights development solutions that are generated locally, scaled up regionally, and elevated globally. This theme also reflects the World Bank Group’s commitment to supporting local ownership, knowledge, and solutions as key to addressing global development challenges.

      As part of the launch of the 2023 Pitch Competition – a flagship component of the Youth Summit – this live event will showcase how young people can address some of the world’s most pressing challenges through local and grassroots solutions with the potential to make a global impact.

      The 2023 World Bank Group Youth Summit Pitch Competition aims to address the following themes:

      Solutions to address challenges faced by FCV affected regions.

      Solutions to address climate change challenges and support energy transition and security.

      Solutions focused on jobs creation and skill development for financial independence.

      In addition to these core themes, we also encourage cross-cutting solutions that address the needs of indigenous peoples, marginalized communities, rural women, and other vulnerable groups facing local challenges.


      Pillar 1: Fragility, Conflict & Violence

      Submissions under this pillar may include, but are not limited to:

      Famine and drought: Solutions that address challenges faced by communities experiencing famine and drought, as well as local innovations that have reduced the likelihood/reversed/prevented the recurrence of these phenomena.

      Food security: Solutions that focus on innovative, indigenous farming techniques and food management practices.

      COVID-19 pandemic setbacks: Solutions that focus on building resilience and recovery in local communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Displacement & refugees: Local solutions for communities facing forced or voluntary displacement, and for those living in refugee camps or at risk of becoming refugees in the future.

      Pillar 2: Climate Change & Energy Security

      Submissions under this pillar may include, but are not limited to:

      Climate resilience building: Solutions focused on working with local communities to build climate resilience.

      Climate financing: Solutions focused on mobilizing funds for climate financing at the grassroots level, including private financing/private investments.

      Energy transition: Solutions focused on energy transition at the community level

      Energy efficiency: Solutions focused on improving energy efficiency or access to energy at the local level.

      Alternative sources of energy: Solutions that utilize and promote non-traditional sources of energy at the local level.

      Energy management and policies: Management techniques and policies that support low carbon energy usage, the transition to sustainable sources, or any other innovative approaches.

      Adaptation to climate shocks: Solutions that help local communities adapt to, and mitigate the impacts of climate-related shocks such as natural disasters.

      Pillar 3: Jobs & Skills (Financial Security)

      Submissions under this pillar may include, but are not limited to:

      Entrepreneurship: Solutions that support local entrepreneurship through programs, bootcamps, and empowerment initiatives.

      Financial independence through: Solutions that aim to help local communities achieve financial independence saving schemes and other financial tools.

      Education and skill development: Solutions that focus on skill development and education geared towards creating jobs.

      Employment: Solutions that support employment generation activities for local communities.


      The winners will receive a certification, a physical trophy, a feature on World Bank Group communication channels, admission into the WBG Youth Summit Alumni Network, and a workshop focused on entrepreneurship. These prizes aim to recognize and support the winners’ achievements and future endeavors.

Why Participate?

      Finalists will have the chance to connect with experts engaged in global problem- solving in the impact space, including both public and private sector leaders across the social, environmental, and economic inclusion landscapes.

      They will also be offered an opportunity to pitch to potential investors, get tailored mentoring, and receive admission into the inaugural WBG Youth Summit Alumni Network, as well as other virtual and in-person initiatives to elevate the finalists’ story and solutions throughout the WBG network.

      Additionally, this year, participants may have the opportunity to attend a workshop on idea development and solution implementation.

      Further, selected participants who make it to the interview rounds but do not advance to the final pitch competition will be invited to present their ideas virtually during the Youth Summit lightning rounds.

Eligibility Criteria

      The competition is open to individuals, or teams of up to five people aged 18-35, regardless of prior experience in a particular field or topic.

      Participants can be students, as well as individuals who are currently working.

      To be eligible to participate in the competition, individuals or teams (i.e., all team members) must be willing and able to commit the time necessary to implement their solution after the competition, if it is not already being implemented. They encourage diverse and gender-balanced team compositions.

Judging Criteria

      Judges Choice Award and Honorable Mention: The team of judges will evaluate the presentation and the solution on clarity, scope, and relevance of the problem, solution and presentation; innovation and originality; feasibility of implementation; potential for impact; and compliance with application procedure/competition criteria/competition process.

      Audience Choice Award: The number of votes from the live Youth Summit audience, and the level of engagement on social media post (in a set format that will be communicated to the finalists) will together be used to pick the Audience Choice.

Deadline 3-Mar-23 For more information, visit WBG Youth Summit Pitch Competition.




The Gratitude Network is excited to announce the applications for Fellowship Program, a free 1-year program for non-profit leaders and their organizations anywhere around the world. The program builds leaders’ confidence and capabilities and provides tools and processes for expanding the organization’s impact.

The Gratitude Network accelerates the growth of high-impact social entrepreneurs who are working to improve the lives of children and youth in three key areas: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Children’s Rights. Gratitude Fellows have increased leadership confidence and lead more effectively. They have more aligned teams ready to execute a multi-year strategic plan to take the organization to their next level – ultimately increasing the children and youth they impact.

Each year, Gratitude Network conducts a global search for established, social impact leaders who demonstrate a proven organization model serving children and youth who are committed to leadership growth and ready to take their organization to the next level. From over 1,000 applicants annually, they select around 30 to participate in their program.

Who they support

Social impact leaders and their nonprofit, growth stage organizations serving under-resourced, under-represented, and/or underserved children and youth with proven, community-based solutions in education, healthcare, and safety around the world. Gratitude Fellows are committed and ready to expand their organization’s impact through leadership development and growth, organization capacity building, and thoughtful strategic planning.


      For Leader

      Increased Leadership Confidence

      Leads team more effectively

      Knows leadership strengths and opportunities

      For Organization

      Aligned leadership team

      Clear expansion vision relevant to their community

      Multi-year strategic plan for executing the vision

      Scale

      Impact for Beneficiaries

      Change in Impact Trajectory

      Increase in Children and Youth Impacted.


      Fellows learn and develop through these program components:

      Leadership Coaching

      Peer Networking

      Scaling-Up Curriculum

      Networking Events & Activities.


      30-35 Fellows in Cohort (leadership team members join for Scaling Up Curriculum sessions)

      7-10 hour monthly time commitment

      Virtual sessions

Eligibility Criteria

      The Gratitude Network’s Fellowship Program is for both the organization’s leader and organization’s development. Applicants and the organization must meet the eligibility requirements.

      Organization

      Legally registered non-profit, charity, NGO organization

      At least two years old

      Must have at least two full-time employees (including the applicant)

      Beneficiaries must primarily be children/youth and served in one of the following categories: Education, Health and Well-being, Children’s Rights

      Ready to scale and expand the impact of the organization

      Applicant/Leader

      Has strategic decision making power for the organization

      Committed full-time to the organization

      Ready and interested to lead the organization through scaling and expanding impact

      Adhere to the time commitments and schedule of the Gratitude Network Fellowship Program.

What types of services are included in the focus on Education, Health and Well-being, and Children’s Rights?

      Education – such as school systems, training of teachers, education technology, and early childhood programs as well as how/what children learn at school or outside of the classroom (e.g. after-school or summer programs).

      Health and Well-being – such as addressing children’s basic needs, including poverty alleviation, nutrition, water, safe shelter, disease prevention, mental health, and social-emotional health.

      Children’s Rights – such as protecting children and families from abuse, exploitation, trafficking, incarceration, and other harm, as well as other advocacy.

Deadline: 05-Mar-23 For more information, visit Gratitude Fellowship.


The Science Without Borders Challenge is an international contest that engages students and teachers in ocean conservation through art. This annual competition inspires students to be creative while promoting public awareness of the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources, contributing to the overarching goals of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation.The theme for the 2023 Science without Borders Challenge is “The Sixth Extinction.” For this year’s contest, you can help create awareness about endangered species. They ask students to create a piece of artwork that highlights the beauty and importance of a marine species that is on the brink of extinction.


Winners of the Science Without Borders Challenge will be awarded with the following scholarships:

  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $350
  • 3rd Place: $200


  • Open to all students 11-19 years old.
  • Students must be enrolled in primary or secondary school, or the home school equivalent.
  • College and university students are not eligible for this contest.

Work will be judged in two categories based on age, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes awarded for each:

  • Students 11-14 years old
  • Students 15-19 years old

Judging Criteria

A panel of artists, educators, and scientists judge the Science Without Borders Challenge. Artwork will be evaluated on the quality of the artwork, originality, and adherence to the theme. The judges will use a Grading Rubric to evaluate the artwork.

When creating your artwork, you should think about these questions:

  • Does your artwork reflect that you understand the theme of the contest?
  • Does your artist’s statement also show that you understand the contest theme?
  • Does your piece show that you have a good understanding of art and that you use these art elements, such as line, shape, form, value, composition, and color, to effectively portray the theme?
  • Is your artwork original, inventive, and shows off your individual style?
  • Is your artwork neat? Are there tears, smudges, and/or smear marks?
  • Does your artwork invoke emotion for your viewers? Is it striking and memorable?


To apply to the 2023 Science Without Borders Challenge, fill out the online entry form, upload a picture of your artwork, and make sure everything is submitted before the deadline! If you are under the age of 13, your parents will be asked to provide consent, so make sure not to wait until the last minute.

Click here to apply    Deadline: March 6, 2023

For more information, visit Science Without Borders Challenge.


Apply for the Ashden Awards 2023 (up to £25,000)

Ashden winners come in all shapes and sizes. They don’t reward the biggest organisations or slickest marketing pitches – they are looking for passion, potential and commitment to the Ashden values. They have put winners on stage at the COP climate talks and in global media.

Where could an Ashden Award take your organisation this year? Apply now to find out!

International Awards

  • Ashden Award for Skills Powering Energy Access
  • Ashden Award for Energising Agriculture
  • Ashden Award for Natural Climate Solutions
  • Ashden Award for Energising Refugees and Displaced People


  • Winning an Ashden Award brings a prize of up to £25,000 as well as ongoing development support.
  • They put winners in front of funders, investors, policymakers, journalists and others who know the unique value of an Ashden Award and the strength of their rigorous assessment process.
  • They create promotional films about your winners’ work and tell their story in mainstream and specialist media, and through Ashden growing digital channels. They have helped previous winners gain coverage at Sky News, The Telegraph, Times of India, Al Jazeera, New Scientist and other leading platforms.
  • Award winners’ views, needs and insights are at the heart of Ashden influential reports, toolkits and events – which shape the views of key climate decision makers.
  • All winners join the Ashden network – giving them the chance to connect with new partners through masterclasses, investor pitching events and introductions to influential policy makers.


  • Businesses, NGOs, government organisations, and social enterprises (both for-profit and not-for-profit, including community groups) are all eligible. Each award is limited to work in certain parts of the world.

To be shortlisted and win an award, all applicants must satisfy these eligibility criteria:

  • The work submitted for an award must be currently available to customers, clients or beneficiaries.
  • The applicant must show an innovative approach in their work.
  • The applicant’s work must have the potential to create significant impact. This might be achieved by their growth as an organisation, or the replication of their innovation around the world. Applicants must be willing to work with Ashden and others to achieve this goal. ‘Significant’ impact could be a large reduction in emissions, a mitigation action that addresses a serious threat to people’s wellbeing, or a transformation in people’s quality of life – particularly the most marginalised.  ​
  • The applicant must show good governance and management. They are looking for efficient use of funds and a strong plan to generate further income, whether from sales, grants or any other source. Organisations can be for profit or not-for-profit. Winners must have sustainability embedded in their values and practices.


Applications made in English must be completed and submitted via the online application system. Start by registering your interest below. They will review your registration of interest, and let you know whether you are invited to submit a full application form.

Click here to register interest   Deadline: March 8, 2023  For more information, visit Ashden Awards.

The European Commission (EC) is calling for proposals for Research Ethics for Environmental and Climate Technologies.


      Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. For this reason, the European Commission adopted the European Green Deal, the most ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from a sustainable green transition. In order to support the green transition, it is a priority for the European Research Area to build an encompassing framework for research and innovation activities.

      The high magnitude and multi-fold nature of the consequences that we would face, if we do not tackle the global environmental risks, necessitate adapting the way we work, protect the world’s scarce resources, and decide on policy priorities. This inevitably raises important ethical questions and dilemmas including some related to the production of scientific knowledge and the development of novel technologies.

Funding Information

The check will normally be done for the coordinator if the requested grant amount is equal to or greater than EUR 500 000, except for:

      public bodies (entities established as a public body under national law, including local, regional or national authorities) or international organisations; and

      cases where the individual requested grant amount is not more than EUR 60 000 (lowvalue grant).

Expected Outcomes

In order to promote a responsible implementation of the EU Green deal, the projects are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:

      Design an operational ethics and integrity framework, which preserves and promotes the key ethics principles while supporting a rapid and effective green transition in the European Union;

      Promote awareness, ethics education and training about climate and environmental aspects of research activities, as well as insight in ethical aspects of the development of related knowledge and applications (for example: new agricultural and breeding techniques, environmental protection, geoengineering, tools facilitating energy efficiency and behavioural change).

Eligibility Criteria

      To become a beneficiary, legal entities must be eligible for funding.

      To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the following countries:

      the Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions,

      the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States,

      countries associated to Horizon Europe;

      the following low- and middle-income countries.

Deadline: 9-Mar-23 For more information, visit European Commission.


Nominations are now open for 2023 The Diana Award, the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can receive for their social action or humanitarian work.

Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person can receive for their social action or humanitarian work.

What will I receive as a nominator?

        If your nomination is successful, you will receive a resource pack via email to help you contact local press and MP to shine a spotlight on your inspirational Diana Award recipient.

        Your organisation’s name will also be displayed in The Diana Award Roll of Honour and all of their press releases related to successful nominations for that year.


        All Diana Award recipients will be invited to Virtual Diana Award Ceremony. Each recipient will be mailed a personalised Diana Award certificate and celebrated with their peers.

        UK-based Diana Award recipients are also presented with an invitation to Althorp House, Princess Diana’s childhood home. These invitations are gifted to Diana Award recipients in kind by Princess Diana’s brother Earl Spencer in recognition of their continuation of Diana’s legacy.

        All Award recipients will also be given access to our Development Programme which aims to support Award recipients to further their social impact, alongside personal and professional development.

        If your nomination is successful for the Legacy Award your young person will be invited to the biennial Legacy Award Ceremony. They will also be invited to join our unique Legacy Award Development Programme.

Eligibility Criteria

        You cannot nominate yourself for a Diana Award. Young people are nominated for the Diana Award through a retrospective nomination process only.

        They believe this is special as young people do not work towards the award, rather they go about their activities with no expectation of reward. As nominator, you will be required to provide the following essential information about your nominee – full name, age, date of birth, gender identity, ethnicity and location.

        In order to be eligible for The Diana Award, nominees must be aged between 9 and 25 and have been carrying out their activities for a minimum of 12 months.

        Nominators must know the young person in a professional capacity, i.e. teacher, youth worker. Nominations made by family members will not be accepted.


        Vision: Demonstrates commitment and passion to the cause, evidenced through their service to that cause and through social action.

        Youth Led: Demonstrates how the young person has led, owned and shaped the activities they are nominating them for.

        Inspiring Others: Demonstrates that, through the nominee’s positive attitude and passionate approach to life, they are a role model to others.

        Social Impact: Creates positive social change that is of benefit to the wider community.

        Service Journey: Evidence of transformation throughout the nominee’s service journey, including attitude, skills gained and challenges overcome.

Deadline: 10-Mar-23 For more information, visit


The Repsol Foundation’s 12th Call for Entrepreneurs Fund is looking for technology startups working on innovative solutions for the energy transition related to:

      Nature-based climate solutions for carbon footprint reduction

      Low CO₂ emissions

      Circular economy

      Digitalisation for the energy industry

Areas they Support

      Their program supports industrial technology solutions in the following areas:

      Low carbon energy technologies and the circular economy.

      Biotechnology and Nanotechnology for sustainable solutions.

      Products and services based on the management of energy and renewable energies.

      Digital technologies for the energy industry.

      Natural solutions for reducing the carbon footprint.

      This programme is aligned with the commitment of Repsol and its Foundation to sustainable energy transition.

Technology Scopes

This program aims to accelerate startups working in any of the following:

      Scope 1: low-carbon energy technologies and circular economy

      Recycling and treatment technologies: conversion of biomass, new processes for converting waste into chemical products

      Biogas production, upgrading, transport and end use technologies

      Low environmental impact H2 renewable solutions for production, blending, transport and storage

      Advanced biofuel production and conversion technologies (liquefaction or de novo, gasification) and synthetic fuels for road, maritime and aviation transport

      Processing of chemicals and other organic materials for circular economy

      Low-carbon lubricants for industrial and automotive applications

      CO2 Capture, Use and/or Storage Technologies. CO2 Direct Air Capture: new absorbent materials and efficient process design

      COX, H2 conversion processes to Hydrocarbons

      Low carbon technologies for Oil & Gas operations, including energy efficiency, GHG direct emissions, Methane emissions, CCS or Geothermal.

      Other technologies related to this scope’s heading

      Scope 2: biotechnology and nanotechnology for sustainable solutions

      Bio conversion of organic material to chemicals. Biorefinery, biofactory

      Protein engineering, development of biocatalysts and enzymes

      Gene editing technologies and applications in energy and materials

      Plastic biodegradation technologies

      Biosensors design, production and end use.

      Anti-corrosive, anti-bacterial, thermal nanocoating for pipelines and infrastructures

      Organic and inorganic membrane technologies, including new materials

      Improvement of the properties of fuels, lubricants and chemicals

      Other technologies related to this scope’s heading

      Scope 3: products and services based on energy management and renewables

      Intelligent energy management systems

      New batteries and fuel cells technologies

      Distributed energy solutions

      Energy conversion and storage systems

      Advanced mobility solutions

      Renewable energy generation, maintenance and control and commercialization.

      Other technologies related to this scope’s heading

      Scope 4: digital technologies for the energy sector

      Artificial intelligence applied to process optimization and energy efficiency.

      Digital twins and intelligent interfaces for process control

      Digital technologies for predictive and prescriptive maintenance

      Smart trading for the energy marketplace

      Computational chemistry tools for energy applications

      Remote sensing, IoT and robotic solutions for industrial assets and environment

      Quantum computing applications in energy sector

      Other technologies related to this scope’s heading

      Scope 5: natural solutions for carbon footprint reduction

      Reforestation and afforestation technologies for resilient CO2 absorption sinks

      Advanced monitoring, reporting and verification technologies in CO2 absorption

      Digital technologies applied to carbon markets value chain

      Technologies for ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) project certification

      Other technologies related to this scope’s heading


      Non-repayable grants

      Between 60,000 and 100,000 euros non-refundable for one year.

      Startups admitted to the Program will receive during the acceleration period a contribution of Five Thousand Euros (€ 5,000) per month as ordinary funds.

      Additionally, admitted Startups may request up to a maximum of Forty Thousand Euros (€ 40,000) per year as extraordinary funds for strategic expenses.

      They do not ask for a share of the start-up’s equity or intellectual property.

      Multidisciplinary mentoring team

      Two senior mentors, former Repsol employees who collaborate on a voluntary basis. Professionals with a high level of knowledge in business management.

      Two mentors who provide technological support and their knowledge of the market as active Repsol professionals.

      Possibility of pilot trials with Repsol

      They try to facilitate the relevant pilot testing at Repsol facilities, but please note that this is not always possible.

      Start-ups admitted to their program are not restricted from piloting at the facilities of any other company or third party.

      Without having to go anywhere

      It is an international programme where start-ups from all over the world participate without having to leave their premises.

Duration: The acceleration program will run from October 1, 2023 to September 30, 2024. Fundación Repsol reserves the right to modify these dates according to the needs of the Program.

Eligibility Criteria

      This Call is addressed to Startups in pre-commercial or very early commercial stage with founders maintaining control of the company, that is, the majority of the share capital and voting rights, and therefore leading the startup’s financial and business decisions.

      Startups can have their registered office in any country, with the exception of tax havens or non-cooperative tax jurisdictions in accordance with applicable tax regulations and the OCDE/EU criteria. It is not necessary to move to any specific country.

      Repsol Group and Fundación Repsol employees may participate in this Call provided that the Startups they promote are not directly related to the responsibilities of their current or previous positions at the Company.

      Women-led startups, or companies with at least one woman in the team are encouraged to apply.

      Applications may be submitted in English or Spanish.

Deadline: 10-Mar-23 For more information, visit Repsol Foundation.


Nominations are now open for the World Habitat Awards.

Award Details

      As well as international recognition, a prize of £10,000 is made to each of the two Gold Award winning projects.

      Trophies are also presented to the Gold Award winning projects and travel and accommodation costs are met for one representative of each project to attend the awards ceremony.

Eligibility Criteria

      Their World Habitat Awards recognise and highlight innovative, outstanding and sometimes revolutionary housing ideas, projects and programmes from across the world.

      More than 360 outstanding World Habitat Awards projects have been recognised over the years, demonstrating substantial, lasting improvements in living conditions.

      They want to hear about projects from around the world that:

      focus on affordable and adequate housing;

      have taken action to address the climate emergency;

      are in progress or have been completed in the last ten years;

      are taking steps to promote diversity, equality and inclusion; and

      have been designed and/ or delivered in close collaboration with the residents/ local community

Please note: That projects at design/ prototype/ planning stage or completed over ten years ago will not be considered.

Enter the World Habitat Awards

      For 36 years the World Habitat Awards have celebrated, championed, and helped communities develop new innovations, ideas and advances that improve the lives of people on low incomes.

      Since 1986, there have been 363 finalists from 94 countries with entries from every type of organisation working in the field of housing. Find out more about Who Wins and Why.

      In a unique collaboration, their World Habitat Awards exChange teamwork with Gold Winners to drive their exciting housing concepts that they believe can bring global significance into the mainstream. While all Bronze and Silver winners are invited to join their World Habitat Awards Network.

      Every year between January and March projects submit their application, which is followed by a rigorous evaluation process by an independent advisory group of housing experts to shortlist projects. Between eight and twelve projects that demonstrate exceptional work in providing or promoting access to adequate housing are finalists each year. Evaluation visits are then made to up to four projects before recommendations are presented to a panel of external judges, including the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT). Two projects then become Gold winners and the remaining either Silver or Bronze winners.

Deadline: 12-Mar-23 For more information, visit World Habitat Awards.


The 2023 Charity Entrepreneurship (CE) Incubation Program is now open to help you start a high-impact nonprofit. Prepare to start an effective charity with the two-month, cost-covered, intensive training designed by founders for founders.


      During the Program

      They provide:

      Stipends to cover your living costs during the Incubation Program (e.g., rent, wifi, food, childcare). The stipends are around $2,000 per month and are based on participants’ needs and adjusted accordingly.

      Travel and board costs for the 2 weeks in person in London.

      After the Program

      If for any reason you will not be able to start a charity they provide:

      Career mentorship (their track record for connecting non-founder participants to research grants, related jobs, and other pathways to impact is near 100%).

      Two-month stipends to provide a safety net during the period of looking for alternative opportunities.


The training is divided into two stages:

      Part 1 (5 weeks): Matching with a co-founder and a charity idea.

      You will work in pairs with other participants on projects that teach you important skills for starting a charity, and allow you to test out your compatibility with potential co-founders and charity ideas.

      Part 2 (3 weeks): Working with your co-founder to build your charity proposal

      You will craft and submit a real proposal for funding and get ready to launch. They don’t just teach you about starting a charity, they make sure you have the tools and confidence to actually do it.


      400-page Handbook and over 100 video lectures prepared by experienced founders. Learn the fundamental principles of managing high-impact organizations, including:

      Cost-effectiveness Analysis

      Monitoring and Evaluation

      Fundraising and Operations

      Strategic Decision-making

      Work 8 hours a day developing relevant skills in real-world partner projects

      Is your charity cost-effective? Prepare a Cost-effectiveness Analysis (CEA)

      Where do you operate? Draft a Geographic Assessment Framework

      How do you begin implementation? Outline a One-year Plan

      What is your impact? Prepare a Monitoring & Evaluation Plan

      How much funding do you need? Draft a Budget

      How do you best fundraise? Prioritize potential funders

      How do you work with your co-founder? Come up with a Founders’ Agreement to facilitate your collaboration And many more

      Receive extensive group and individual feedback, ready-made templates (e.g., sample budgets, one-year plans), and one-on-one discussions about your progress.

      Learn from the best:

      Hear from experts who have excelled in the nonprofit world as they share their perspectives on entrepreneurship, give advice, and provide valuable feedback.

      Participate in a streamlined co-founder and charity idea selection process by:

      Providing weekly feedback on your project partners and preferred ideas

      Meeting with senior staff members for 1:1 mentoring

      Enjoying individual social calls with all potential co-founders

      Having constant access to a highly-qualified research team

      Joining a network of previous founders that are happy to share experience and advice

      Getting final pairing advice from senior staff members to help you find the best fit.

      They offer you:

      A seed grant of up to $200,000 (not guaranteed, but 80%+ of projects in recent years have received funding)

      Operation support

      Get professional operations and HR support from the CE team that will help you to set up your organization quickly.

      Start with a US charitable fiscal sponsorship, allowing you to accept tax deductible donations.

      Further learning

      Weekly ‘getting started’ sessions for the first 4 weeks

      Regular emails with further videos and resources that are relevant to you later in your charity journey (e.g., on hiring, or charity registration)

      Mentorship

      Monthly mentorship meetings with the CE team

      Access to a broad network of mentors and potential funders

      Coaching from external topic experts (e.g., on co-founder relations or M&E)

      Support in WIX website design

      Community

      Join a Slack group of over 100 charity founders and effective charity employees

      Enjoy weekly London socials and annual gatherings

      Tap into the knowledge and template base of their network of incubated charities

Eligibility Criteria

      CE accepts candidates of all ages from a wide range of backgrounds.

      Experience is helpful but not necessary. They train people with over a decade of expertise alongside those with little to no work experience or formal education.

      Fact 1:

      50% of their most successful founders from previous years didn’t even think they should apply. Don’t doubt your potential.

      Fact 2:

      Nobody comes onto the program qualified to start a charity. That’s what the course is for!

      Fact 3:

      The base traits that make a good charity entrepreneur include grit, intelligence, resourcefulness, a focus on outcomes, and commitment to making a real difference.

      Fact 4:

      For most people, the highest-impact time to start a charity is right now.

Deadline: 12-Mar-23 For more information, visit Charity Entrepreneurship




The $250,000 World’s Best School Prizes are the world’s most prestigious education prizes. Apply now to share your expertise with the world.

The World’s Best School Prizes celebrate the stories and share the expertise of schools that are transforming the lives of the next generation and making a real difference to their communities. They give vital recognition to the enormous contribution schools make to society’s progress, especially in the wake of COVID.

The World’s Best School Prizes is an initiative of BVU Ventures Ltd trading as T4 Education, and was set up with the aim of showcasing excellence in schools through a prize competition format.

The World’s Best School Prizes are awarded to schools that have developed expertise in five key areas. Winning schools will be able to demonstrate outstanding systems, practises and performance impacting the lives of their students and of the whole community.


      Community Collaboration: This Prize recognises schools that have collaborated and developed partnerships with their community to meet both children’s needs and those of the wider society around them.

      Environmental Action: This Prize recognises the importance of schools and their students and teachers in environmental advocacy and changemaking.

      Innovation: This Prize recognises both technologies and pedagogies that break from tradition in their context to impact and improve teaching and learning.

      Overcoming Adversity: This Prize recognises schools that have beaten the odds to support and develop children’s learning and wellbeing in the face of huge challenges.

      Supporting Healthy Lives: This Prize recognises schools that  go above and beyond to support students physical and mental health and work to develop healthy habits, behaviours, knowledge, and skills.

Award Information

      The World’s Best School Prizes are awarded to schools that have developed expertise in five key areas. Winning schools will be able to demonstrate outstanding systems, practises and performance impacting the lives of their students and of the whole community.

      They will award the five winning schools with a share of the $250,000 total prize money.  Each winner will receive $50,000 to help them expand their work strengthening their school and community.

Eligibility Criteria

      Early childhood centres, kindergarten, primary, secondary schools, virtual schools – all schools who teach students in compulsory schooling, and are legally registered with their respective

      Ministry of Education or government regulatory authority.

      Throughout the application process, the applicant should consider the following:

      The application forms can be completed in any of the following languages:

      Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi (Persian), Filipino, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Haitian, Creole, Hausa, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh.

      The application form questions will be translated when you click on the Google Translate widget to translate the site.

      Only Teachers or Principals that currently work and operate in the school they are entering into the Prizes can register to submit an application. The person completing the application first needs to register. They also must be aged 18+ and have the authorisation of the school’s authorities and/or its governing body to submit the form.;

      All applications must have the permission of the school’s authorities to apply;

      The application forms should be submitted before the deadline, 15th March 2023;

      The application can be saved as a draft to continue editing later by just logging into your account;

      A school can apply for more than one of the categories but must complete separate application forms for each category application;

      A confirmation message and email will be sent to the applicant once we have received the application, with a badge to download.

Deadline: 15-Mar-23 For more information, visit


The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that protect and defend the universal human rights, fundamental freedoms, and dignity of all individuals, including those who experience violence, discrimination, and marginalization based on religion, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex characteristics, national origin, age, genetic information, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, or migrant status.


The project will focus on two objectives:

      Objective 1: Strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations to address intersectional violence, discrimination, inequality, and other forms of human rights abuse against women from marginalized communities; and,

      Objective 2: Creating shared purpose and impact through joint advocacy among civil society organizations addressing emerging and growing global challenges impacting women from marginalized communities and promote women’s empowerment.

Funding Information

      Total Funding Floor: $1,000,000

      Total Funding Ceiling: $1,000,000

      Anticipated Number of Awards: 1-2

      Period of Performance: 18-24 months

      Anticipated Time to Award, Pending Availability of Funds: 4-8 months

      Primary organizations can submit one application in response to the NOFO.

      The U.S. government may: (a) reject any or all applications, (b) accept other than the lowest cost application, (c) accept more than one application, and (d) waive irregularities in applications received.

      For projects of $250,000 or less, DRL expects to provide a fixed amount (fixed price) award. Fixed amount awards are generally used when the work to be performed can be priced with a reasonable degree of certainty, the grantee can reliably predict costs based on similar types of work, or the grantee can easily obtain bids or quotes.


      Under Objective 1, illustrative outcomes may include, but are not limited to:

      effective strategies to document and protect women whose intersecting social identities disproportionately expose them to violence, including sexual and gender-based violence, bias-motivated violence, and hate crimes;

      improved capacity to leverage existing domestic and international legal frameworks to protect the human rights of women who experience discrimination due to overlapping social identities;

      improved visibility and public awareness about the effects of intersectional discrimination for women, as well opportunities for women’s empowerment;

      increased connections between emerging global challenges – including gender-based violence, disinformation, migration, food insecurity, economic inequality, and climate change –and the impact on the lived experiences of women from marginalized communities;

      increased leadership, empowerment and agency of women from marginalized communities to mitigate deliberate barriers to their full achievement of fundamental freedoms and human rights;

      improved access to information and resources for women from marginalized communities;

      consistent spaces for women from marginalized communities to share common goals, coordinate efforts, and empower and support each other; and

      increased ability of organizations to create communities of empowerment, collective care, and personal well-being for women from marginalized communities.

      Under objective 2, illustrative outcomes may include, but are not limited to:

      improved engagement with human rights mechanisms and frameworks created to protect the human rights of women from marginalized communities, both domestic and international;

      increased collaboration with international experts, institutions, and networks working to advance the human rights of women from marginalized communities;

      increased advocacy to implement regional and international policies and reduce impunity for perpetrators of systemic inequality, violence, discrimination against women from marginalized communities;

      improved ability for women from marginalized communities to anticipate, mitigate, prevent, and respond to targeted attacks led by coordinated anti-rights actors using a rubric of traditional values and anti-gender ideology

      increased access to and leadership within broader human rights movements and allied communities by women who experience multiple and intersecting forms of oppression and human rights violations;

      increased cooperation, shared strategies, and understanding within and among women from marginalized communities on promoting and protecting human rights;

      increased cooperation, shared strategies, and understanding within and among local groups working with and led by women from marginalized communities;

      improved and lasting alliances with between and among women from marginalized communities at local community levels;

      increased collaboration among marginalized racial and ethnic communities to advocate for the implementation of regional and international conventions at the local and national levels;

      increased generation of evidence and access to reliable data to drive successful advocacy on intersectional discrimination against women from marginalized communities; and

      engagement with and access to power and decision-making entities and processes charged with combatting emerging global challenges at local, national, and international levels.

Eligible Activities

Where appropriate, competitive proposals may include:

      Opportunities for beneficiaries to apply their new knowledge and skills in practical efforts;

      Solicitation of feedback and suggestions from beneficiaries when developing activities in order to strengthen the sustainability of programs and participant ownership of project outcomes;

      Input from participants on sustainability plans and systematic review of the plans throughout the life of the project, with adjustments made as necessary;

      Inclusion of vulnerable populations;

      Joint identification and definition of key concepts with relevant stakeholders and stakeholder input into project activities;

      Systematic follow up with beneficiaries at specific intervals after the completion of activities to track how beneficiaries are retaining new knowledge as well as applying their new skills.

Ineligible Activities

Activities that are not typically allowed include, but are not limited to:

      The provision of humanitarian assistance;

Eligibility Criteria

      DRL welcomes applications from U.S.-based and foreign-based non-profit organizations/nongovernmental organizations (NGO) and public international organizations; private, public, or state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations or businesses. DRL’s preference is to work with non-profit entities; however, there may be some occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited.

      Applications submitted by for-profit entities may be subject to additional review following the panel selection process. Additionally, the Department of State prohibits profit to for-profit or commercial organizations under its assistance awards. Profit is defined as any amount in excess of allowable direct and indirect costs. The allowability of costs incurred by commercial organizations is determined in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards Administration, and Contract Cost Principles and Procedures.

      Applicants should have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic or in-country partners, entities, and relevant stakeholders, including private sector partners and NGOs, and have demonstrable experience in administering successful and preferably similar projects. DRL encourages applications from foreign-based NGOs headquartered in the geographic regions/countries relevant to this NOFO.

      Applicants may form consortia in order to bring together organizations with varied expertise to propose a comprehensive program in one proposal. However, one organization should be designated in the proposal as the lead applicant, with the other members designated as sub-award partners. DRL reserves the right to request additional background information on applicants that do not have previous experience administering federal grant awards, and these applicants may be subject to limited funding on a pilot basis.

Deadline: 22-Mar-23 For more information, visit DRL.


The Julius Baer Foundation is accepting applications for its grant program.

The Julius Baer Foundation supports partners that are impactful, well organized, and visionary, and that have a solid track record in their field. Please take the specified criteria within each strategic core area into consideration.

Core Areas

Education Inequality

The Julius Baer Foundation identifies and supports education projects and initiatives that help those born into poverty to break the cycle. Their goal is to lower the barriers that disadvantaged children experience as they compete for opportunities that are easily available to the privileged. Their approach focuses on providing abundant and diverse learning experiences beyond the standard curriculum and is based on the premise that to develop your talents, you must first discover them.

Wealth Inequality

The Julius Baer Foundation’s initiative is designed to raise awareness and to advance the international dialogue on wealth inequality. Through a multi-stakeholder approach, they aspire to win broad support for this quest, raise awareness on the issue of inequality, and drive action to reduce it.

Eligibility criteria

You may apply for funding under the following conditions:

      Your project falls into one of their two core areas: Wealth Inequality or Education Inequality;

      Your idea for a project on wealth inequality goes beyond poverty reduction;

      You present a sound implementation plan and realistic budget for the requested funds;

      You demonstrate, where possible, a likelihood of sustainability or legacy as well as impact;

      Your proposal integrates other stakeholders into a collaborative project;

      You have a co-funding system in place (JBF does not cover more than 50% of the total organizational budget).

Furthermore, the Julius Baer Foundation does not support:

      Individuals;

      Political parties;

      Any faith-based organisations, regardless of religion;

      Leisure activities;

      Entertainment events;

      Projects that seek support solely for salaries and wages;

      Fundraising or awareness campaigns;

      Activities that will have a negative impact on the environment;

      Any further art institutions (except existing partnerships).

Deadline: 24-Mar-23 For more Information, visit Julius Baer Foundation’s Grant Program.


Принимаются плакаты на тему «Планета Земля на экологическом перекрестке».

Актуально до 10 марта 2023 года Приз до 1500 евро! 

Организатор: Музей типографии города Ханья (Греция).

К участию приглашаются все желающие.

Размеры плаката должны быть 50 × 70 см., PDF, CMYK, 200 ppi и не более 25 Мбайт.

Каждый участник может представить только один оригинальный плакат, не участвовавший в другом конкурсе.

Работа и заявка должны быть названы полным именем участника латиницей. На плакате нужно разместить логотип Музея, его можно найти на сайте.

Работа с заявкой принимаются по адресу: В заявке пишется: Имя, Фамилия, Эл. адрес, Страна, Город, Адрес, Номер телефона (с кодом страны), Краткое описание (на английском языке, максимум 100 слов). Необходимо также прикрепить файл плаката в формате jpg в низком разрешении до 1 МБ, для использования в сети.

Призы: первый приз — 1500 евро, второй приз — 1000 евро и третий приз — 700 евро.

Сайт конкурса:


Международный фотоконкурс ISEM

Актуально до 15 марта 2023 года

Грант 8000 евро!

Организатор: ImageSingulières, ETPA и Mediapart (Франция).

К участию приглашаются совершеннолетние фотографы — авторы документальных проектов.

Принимаются начатые фотопроекты документального характера.

Заявка должна содержать связную серию из 15-20 фотографий из проекта.

Технические требования: формат jpg, 1000×1500 пикселей, каждый файл должен называться следующим образом: NAME_FIRSTNAME_NUMBER (фамилия, имя, порядковый номер).

Заявку нужно снабдить:

  • кратким описанием проекта на английском или французском языке (до 1 страницы)
  • биографией участника (до 1 страницы)
  • подписаннойанкетой
  • копией удостоверения личности

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Победитель получит грант в размере 8000 евро на завершение проекта и приглашение на церемонию награждения.

Сайт конкурса:


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