One Young World Lead2030 SDG Challenges ($500,000 in funding & 12 month programme of executive mentorship)

Application Deadline: January 5th 2020

Formed by One Young World, Lead2030is the world’s biggest prize fund for young leaders making an impact for the Sustainable Development Goals. Powered by some of the world’s leading businesses, the initiative finds, funds and accelerates SDG solutions created by founders under 30. 

The first cohort of Lead2030 Challenge Winners received a total of $500,000 in funding in addition to entering a 12 month programme of executive mentorship.

New challenges are now live and awaiting your solutions. 


  1. Aligned: Evidently aligned with the SDG 2,3,4,6,7,9,10,12,14 challenge. See ‘Challenge outline’. 
  2. Youth-led: Founded by a person aged 18 – 30. 
  3. Focused: Well-structured time horizon, identified key stakeholders and beneficiaries, and proposed outcomes that are reasonable and well thought out. 
  4. Proven: Readily available, in or past implementation phase. 
  5. Impactful: Solutions must have a positive social impact, for example generating employment, or developing skills. 
  6. Measurable: Impacts of solutions must have been adequately measured and/or be measurable. 
  7. Financially viable: Must be able to achieve efficiency and to survive independently through the resources they generate and/or the investments and donations they attract. 
  8. Scalable: Potential to perform as well or better after expanding in scope or size and/or being transported to other regions. 

2019 Challenge for Goal 2 Supported by RB

2019 Challenge for Goal 3 Supported by AstraZeneca 

2019 Challenge for Goal 4 Supported by Deloitte 

2019 Challenge for Goal 6

2019 Challenge for Goal 7 Supported by BP 

2019 Challenge for Goal 9 Supported by Standard Chartered

2019 Challenge for Goal 10 Supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb 

2019 Challenge for Goal 12 Supported by Mondi Group 

2019 Challenge for Goal 14 Supported by Credit Suisse 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the One Young World Lead2030 SDG Challenges