Commonwealth Youth Awards 2022/23

Applications for the 2022 Commonwealth Youth Awards are open. The awards honor outstanding young people from across the Commonwealth. The awards, held each March, recognize outstanding contributions made by young people to addressing global issues, improving lives, and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Previous winners have received international recognition, cash prizes, and invaluable networking opportunities to help their projects succeed. Next year’s awards will be even more special because 2023 has been designated as the “Year of the Youth” to commemorate the Commonwealth Youth Programme’s 50th anniversary.

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Host: Commonwealth
Open to: Commonwealth citizens
Target: Youths
Deadline: 17th October. 2022
Eligibility Criteria| Commonwealth Youth Awards

The Commonwealth Youth Awards applicant must be:

  • a Commonwealth citizen, between the ages of 15 and 29, and have been engaged in development work for at least 12 months as a professional or volunteer.
  • the creator or co-creator of a social enterprise.
  • Nominees must have a proven track record of carrying out meaningful development work that contributes to at least one of the 17 SDGs.
  • From the jury’s shortlist of finalists, which will each receive a trophy, a certificate, and £1,000 in cash, regional award winners will be selected. An additional £2,000 will be given to these.
  • Additional recognition as the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year and a total cash award of $5,000 will be given to one of the regional award winners.
  • For the second consecutive year, the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT) has partnered with the Commonwealth Secretariat to provide one winner with up to two years of flexible funding worth £20,000 per year, as well as coaching opportunities and support for organizational development.

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Application Procedure

Applicants interested in the awards can click the button below to apply:

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By Bello

Ismail Bello is a content creator and enthusiast who is passionate about youth development.