Global Innovation Challenge 2024 (Grant Awards of up to $10,000 USD)

CATEGORY: Grants/Funding

Judith Macharia ()


The Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge is calling all young innovators!

Are you 18-30 years old? Do you have a brilliant solution to a community, social or environmental problem? This is your chance to make a real difference!

Social Shifters is an international charity helping the next generation of young leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to tackle the world’s most pressing social and environmental issues in new ways. It inspires action, builds confidence and skills, and helps accelerate some of the most impactful youth-led sustainability projects on the planet. Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge is open to young leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs (18 – 30 years) with BIG ideas to take on the world’s most urgent social and environmental issues.

The Global Innovation Challenge is designed to supercharge your solution. GIC provides grant funding, global profile, and mentorship from the world’s leading brands, to help take your idea or startup to the next level. Apply online for free from anywhere in the world.

Here are the exciting benefits of participating:

Lead The Change: Learn from other young leaders and founders. Emerge from the program with NEW ideas, confidence, and connections.
Move Forward: GIC supports you in developing your submission PLUS offers exclusive follow-on support opportunities to up to x100 eligible project teams.
Get Funded: Compete for multiple grant awards of up to $10,000 USD (in your local currency) to fund work that improves lives, helps communities, and protects the planet!


Age: Open to anyone aged 18 to 30 years old.
Location: Entrants welcome from any country.
Focus: Must address one or more UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Stage: Startup ideas and project solutions can be at any stage.
Eligible Regions: Open for all



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