Recent Opportunities

Current offers of financial or technical assistance, and current opportunities for study, trainings and workshops for young upstarts

This site shows a wide range of funding sources for Youth projects, mostly in the UK. Some have application deadlines but others are ongoing. Some are for environmental projects, some for youth in need, some for culture, others are general, not specific.

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Investing in small startup projects across the world, that create a more sustainable, just, peaceful, and compassionate world. Grantees in 115 countries so far! The average funding is between USD 1,000 and USD 2,000.

Check funding eligibility guidelines here.

An opportunity to interact and influence high level policy-makers who implement the Sustainable Development Goals. If you have something vital to share, if you want to influence.. It's in Bonn, Germany in the first week of April 2020.

Register here, by 1st March

Have you made a good change-making video which should reach a bigger audience? Instead of just posting to Youtube, enter the 'Film of the Month' competition (open to age group 5-19, up to ten minutes video). It's good publicity!

Enter competition here

Action For Nature (AFN)'s International Young Eco-Hero Awards, rewarding successful individual environmental initiatives of young people aged 8 to 16. Prizes: press release and public recognition, cash prize up to USD 500, and certificate of achievement.

Full criteria, and how to apply

Encouraging creative students and graduates (up to two years) to become the change-makers the world needs. For projects in any creative discipline, related to one of these topics: climate crisis, consious consumption, equality, mental health, other.

Apply by 17th April

Useful Resources

Links to online resources and guides available to watch, read or download, to support young upstarts to develop their actions and initiatives

Climate Resistance Handbook, (or: I was part of a climate action. Now what?) Featuring a foreword by Greta Thunberg. If you’re wondering how to build a powerful, strategic movement that can make big wins for climate action, this is your guide.

Download pdf from 350.org

A summary of "Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability" by David Holmgren. With introduction to permaculture, the future of the movement and the values & use of permaculture principles.

Choose any of 16 languages and download pdf

You have a vision or mission to address an injustice or to raise awareness and change behaviour. But not sure how to achieve it? This step-by-step kit guides you to develop a strategy, do a power-analysis, formulate your story and prepare a plan.

Download the pdf from advocatesforyouth.org

Linear economies produce, use and dispose, but are not sustainable. Circular economies are the new alternative - restoraive and regenerative by design, keeping products, components and materials at their highest utility and value.

Explore at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation website

This fun video of Dancing Guy shows that leadership isn't the only vital role in a movement. Watch how the movement develops, with the support of other vital players in the roles of first and second followers.

Watch on Youtube

Advocacy is essential to bring about change at local and higher levels. Here are three simple, straightforward tools, from UNICEF: a Youth Advocacy Toolkit, a guide for Engaging Political Decision-Makers, and Engaging Local Media

Get guides from website

22 video lectures, totalling about 4 hours, by Richard Heinberg, one of the world’s foremost experts on the urgency and challenges of transitioning society away from fossil fuels. Optional French/Spanish subtitles. Cost USD 20.

Watch the introduction here.