The Commonwealth Youth Awards 2021

Commonwealth Youth Awards

Are you working for the betterment of the community under SDG goals? Then, apply for the Commonwealth Youth Awards 2021. The awards are open for the youth of commonwealth countries working for sustainable development and creating an impact in their communities. If you are working on any of the 17 sustainable development goals, including no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, or other goals, go ahead and nominate today.

Young people aged 19 to 29 years can apply for this award. Candidates will be selected, and awards will be given based on the level of impact they created, level of innovation, achievements, quality of evidence, and sustainability. Four finalists will be selected from each region for the award.

The award’s objective is to highlight the efforts of youth towards development and create an environment to sustain investment in youth-led development. In addition, Commonwealth aims to motivate and encourage the rest of the challenging young people to make efforts and set standards for their work.

Here are more details about the Commonwealth Youth Awards

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  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligible Regions: Pakistan, Botswana, Bangladesh, Antigua and Barbuda, Cyprus, Australia, Cameroon, Brunei, Malta, Fiji, Gambia, India, Barbados, UK, Kiribati, Ghana, Malaysia, Belize, Nauru, Kenya, Maldives, Dominica, Papua New Guinea, Lesotho, Singapore, Grenada, Samoa, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Guyana, Solomon Islands, Mauritius, Jamaica, Tonga, Mozambique, Saint Lucia, Tuvalu, Nigeria, St Vincent, Vanuatu, Rwanda, Seychelles, Trinidad and Tobago, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia
  • Deadline: October 17, 2021
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    Here is the criteria for Commonwealth youth awards:

    • Nominees must be 18 to 29 years.
    • They must be the founder or a co-founder of the social enterprise.
    • Finally, they must belong to one of the commonwealth countries (the list is provided in this article).
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    Benefits :

    Here are the benefits offered by Commonwealth Youth Awards:

    • 4 finalists will be selected to receive the regional winner award.
    • Twenty regional finalists will receive a grant of £1,000, a certificate and a trophy.
    • Five regional winners will be selected and awarded £3,000, a certificate and a trophy.
    • The pan commonwealth winner will receive £5,000 with a trophy.
    • Many coaching and development opportunities will also be provided to the winners.

    Requirements for Nomination:

    • Be engaged in development work for more than 12 months (one year), either voluntary or professionally.
    • Be a Commonwealth citizen, and must be working in a member country.
    • Must be under the age of 29 on 31 December 2021.
    • Candidates can nominate themselves; people who know and can describe their work can also nominate them.

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    Application Process:

    Visit the link provided below to apply or nominate for the Commonwealth youth awards. Winners will be announced in March 2022 during commonwealth week.

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