(Grant $50,000) Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 2 – End Hunger by 2030

(Grant $50,000) Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 2 – End Hunger by 2030

(Grant $50,000) Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 2 – End Hunger by 2030

Applications are open for the Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 2: Supported by Reckitt, we seek to support solution which work to end malnutrition. Challenge submissions must focus on achieving 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, or addressing the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, older persons or pregnant and lactating women.

To make this future a reality by 2030, we need a generation of young leaders who are meaningfully engaged with the Sustainable Development Goals and are working purposefully to achieve them. Formed by One Young World and powered by some of the world’s leading businesses, Lead2030 finds, funds and accelerates SDG solutions created by founders under 30.

Applicants should demonstrate impact in at least one of the following areas:

  • Ensure pregnant and lactating women have the best nutrition and sanitation conditions in undernourished populations to reduce stunting in the first 1000 days, the risk of low-birth-weight neonates and adverse perinatal outcomes
  • Ensure children under 5 years old do not suffer from hunger and ensure they receive the adequate nutrients to support their mental and physical development


The winning solution will receive

  • A US$50,000 grant from Reckitt
  • 12 months of mentorship from a team of Reckitt professionals. The mentorship team will work to accelerate your solution based on the needs of your initiative or organisation, such as
  • Business strategy
  • Best practices for data collection
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Product design

Challenge criteria

  • Aligned: Evidently aligned with the challenge.
  • Youth-led: Founded by a person aged 18 – 30
  • Focused: Well-structured time horizon, identified key stakeholders and beneficiaries, and proposed outcomes that are reasonable and well thought out
  • Market ready: Product/service already in market or ready to go to market
  • Impactful: Solutions must have a positive social impact, for example generating employment, or developing skills
  • Measurable: Impacts of solutions must have been adequately measured and/or be measurable
  • 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
  • Scalable: Potential to perform as well or better after expanding in scope or size and/or being transported to other regions


  • 25th July 2021: Applications open
  • 23rd September 2021: Application closes
  • 28th October 2021: Shortlisted Candidates confirmed
  • 31st January 2022: Lead2030 Challenge Winner confirmed

Application process begins here

Other Opportunities to Apply

Also Apply for the Strategic-Technical Support Program – Capacity Building for NGOs and CBOs

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