2024 AstraZeneca Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 3 (US$50,000 Grant + OYW Summit)

Deadline: March 21, 2024.

Through the Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 3, we will be granting US $50,000 to a small, innovative, youth-led non-profit organisation which aims to solve the climate and health challenges facing young people today. In addition to the grant, the winner will also receive a fully-funded Scholarship to attend the 2024 One Young World Summit in Montreal, Canada, as well as mentorship by AstraZeneca and inclusion in a development programme through the YHP’s Impact Fellowship.


  • A young leader (aged 18-30) working for, or leading, a non-profit organisation with drive and determination to make the world a healthier place for people.*
  • Innovative solutions that have the potential to be scaled-up.
  • Non-profit projects that aim to close the equity gap by helping marginalised young people access greater healthcare, while incorporating elements of environmental sustainability and/or stewardship.
  • A locally-led, rights-based approach, which focuses on vulnerable and marginalised youth.
  • Focus on local and/or national advocacy approaches that aim to engage with decision-makers and policy-makers to influence positive legislative change.

They invite a wide range of ideas, which could range from developing youth climate advocacy capability and health awareness, promoting carbon-friendly solutions to address health equity issues, support climate-health entrepreneurship, targeting food waste and enabling healthy diets, and beyond.


The winning solution will receive:

  • Scholarship to participate in the One Young World Summit 2024
  • A US$50,000 grant from AstraZenea. 
  • 12 months of mentorship from a team of AstraZeneca professionals and partners. The mentorship team will work to accelerate your solution based on the needs of your initiative or organisation, such as:
    • Business strategy
    • Best practices for data collection
    • Monitoring and evaluation
    • Product design

The winning individual and their solution will also benefit from: 

  • Access to Networks: Participation in the 2024 One Young World Summit and Ambassador Network and access to an Alumni group of other young changemakers who are all passionate about youth health. 
  • Access to Development: Structured learning and development offerings to enable you to scale your impact, including both self-directed and live learning. This includes access to the One Young World Academy, an award-winning mini-MBA programme, and professional training. 
  • Access to Funding: All Fellows will be expected to manage a community project to improve youth access to healthcare in their community. The selected organisation will receive a US$50,000 grant to support this effort. 

Apply through the OFFICIAL LINK

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