Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge

Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge is designed to support young people (18-30 years), from anywhere in the world, who want to take action on the social and environmental issues that impact them and their community.

Our programme and support is specially designed for young people with an idea or project at a very early stage in it’s development. However we welcome social entrepreneurs and businesses at a more advanced stage of their start up journey i.e. already delivering services, products or activity with social or environmental impact.

Thanks to our incredible sponsors, the Global Innovation Challenge program is 100% FREE to participants.

You and your project team will be supported during the submission process, access to live networking sessions, 1-2-1 coaching offered to all finalist projects PLUS (once you’ve applied) we open up more exclusive opportunities to move you and your idea forward.

The highest scoring projects will pitch for one of multiple grant funding awards of up to $10,000 US.


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