Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 6 (Up to $50,000 Award)

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Eligible Region/Countries


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  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 77139

Opportunity Description

This challenge is not just about providing basic sanitation and hygiene facilities to all people equally; it’s also about building a sustainable ecosystem that guarantees ongoing development and raising awareness year after year. According to Reckitt, social business can play a significant role in addressing the world’s most pressing issues by providing long-term, truly sustainable solutions through income-generating models that ensure investment lives on. Reckitt hopes to serve as a catalyst by doing this and helping ground-breaking ideas go mainstream.

Reckitt is pleased to have been a partner of the Lead2030 SDG6 challenge since 2019, collaborating with three exceptional social entrepreneurs who have taken unique approaches to addressing the goal. Reckitt aims to build on this success in 2024 by providing funding for innovations that improve access to clean water, sanitation, or hygiene in a quantifiable way. They are especially interested in innovations that target women and girls or children.

Quick Details:

  • Offered by: One Young World
  • Supported by: Reckitt
  • Deadline: 10 March 2024
  • Shortlists Announcement: Late March 2024
  • Candidate interviews: 29 April – 3 May 2024
  • Challenge Winner confirmed: Mid-May 2024:
  • Gender: Any
  • Type: Challenge
  • Eligible Nations: All

Areas of Interest:

Reckitt welcomes applications addressing a variety of WASH-related topics, but is especially interested in learning about innovations that accomplish the following two goals:

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  • Utilize digital technology creatively to reach a larger audience and facilitate widespread access to water, sanitation, and hygiene.
  • Encourage impoverished communities to practice proper hand hygiene.

Benefits of Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 6:

The chosen answer will get:

  • Sponsorship for 2024’s One Young World Summit participation.
  • A grant of $50,000 US from Reckitt.
  • Mentorship for a full year from a group of Reckitt experts. In accordance with the requirements of your initiative or organization, the mentorship team will strive to expedite your solution.

Eligibilities of Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 6:

The Solution must be:

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  • Aligned: Clearly in line with the SDG 6 metrics.
  • Adopted by an individual between the ages of 18 and 30.
  • Focused: Reasonable and well-thought-out suggested outcomes, a well-organized time horizon, and the identification of important stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Proven: The solution is easily accessible and is currently being tested, expanded, or piloted.
  • Impactful: Solutions need to have a good social impact, such as producing job opportunities, educational results, or skill development.
  • Measurable: The social impact of a solution must be quantifiable and/or suitably measured.
  • Financially sustainable: Need to be able to operate efficiently and sustain itself on the income they bring in from donations and/or investments.
  • Scalable: Capable of increasing impact following growth in extent, size, and/or into new areas.

How to Apply?

If you want to apply, follow these six steps:

  1. Personal Information
  2. Your Organisation
  3. Your Organisation’s Finances
  4. Your Solution and Lead2030
  5. Additional information
  6. Complete

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