Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge 2024

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on your community and the world at large? The Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge (GIC) is calling all young visionaries aged 18-30 to bring their innovative ideas to life! This challenge offers you a fantastic opportunity to supercharge your project, learn from global leaders, and possibly win substantial grant funding.

Why Should You Participate?

  • Lead the Change: Gain insights from successful young leaders and entrepreneurs. This program will leave you enriched with new ideas, increased confidence, and stronger connections.
  • Accelerate Your Idea: We provide detailed guidance to help refine your submission and offer ongoing support to help move your project forward.
  • Make an Impact: You could win one of several grants up to $10,000 USD to implement solutions, that improve lives, assist communities, and protect the environment.

Aligning with Global Goals

Your project should align with at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.


If you’re a young person at the start of your entrepreneurial journey, or even if you’re already making a social or environmental impact, this challenge is designed to supercharge your efforts. Whether you have a nascent idea or a fully fledged social enterprise, Social Shifters welcome you.

How to Register?

Register now to start your journey with the Social Shifters GIC! Participation is completely free.

Once registered, you’ll gain access to:

  • Submission guidance and support.
  • Networking sessions with other innovators.
  • One-on-one coaching for all finalist projects.
  • Additional exclusive opportunities to propel your idea forward.

Prizes and Recognition

High-scoring projects will pitch for multiple grants of up to $10,000 USD. Furthermore, you’ll have the opportunity to feature alongside some of the world’s most renowned brands, gaining incredible exposure and recognition.

Important Dates

The Submission Support Programme kicks off on June 4, 2024 and will remain open till July 31, 2024 11 PM UTC.

Rashna Rashid

"Hello, I'm Rashna Rashid, your dedicated mentor in the realm of scholarships. . With a background in Computer Science and a Master's in Project Management, I offer a unique blend of expertise to help aspiring scholars navigate the complexities of scholarship applications. Join me on this journey as we uncover opportunities, share insights, and turn your academic dreams into funded realities

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