UN Young Champions of the Earth 2020 – Get Seed Funding upto US $15000

Brief Highlights:
  • Receive Seed Funding upto $15,000
  • Chance to to attend the UN Champions of the Earth award ceremony.
  • Eligibility Regions: Open For All
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If you have a powerful idea to protect or restore the environment; if you have a strong track record of instigating change; if you are unafraid of failure; and if you believe in a bright future for our planet, then you just might have what it takes to become a UN Young Champion of the Earth and receive seed funding upto $15,000.

Whether you’re an activist, educator, innovator or artist aged (18-30 years), they need you to challenge the status quo and fight for the health of our planet and its people.


In the first stage of the selection process, all applications will be judged by United Nations experts according to the following criteria:

  • The 3 Ps – The positive impact your big idea could have on the environment (planet), society (people) and its financial viability (prosperity).
  • The 3 Cs – Evidence that you are a curious, courageous and colourful individual.
  • Demonstrated commitment – It is important that you have already attempted to implement your big idea for at least six months and can outline achievements and developments to date.
  • Endorsement – The strength of your referee’s recommendation.


  • The open call for applications will run until 10 April 2020. Each applicant will be required to submit responses to a series of questions and upload a referee’s letter of endorsement.
  • Finalists drawn from every world region will be shortlisted and requested to submit short videos pitching their big ideas.
  • In the final stage, a Global Jury will review the finalists’ big ideas and choose seven Young Champions of the Earth. The winners will be publicly announced and invited to attend the Champions of the Earth award ceremony.
  • The winners will be expected to implement their big ideas and act as ambassadors of cause at speaking opportunities, while providing regular progress updates in the form of videos and blogs that will be shared on this website.

Deadline: 10th April 2020


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