The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

The Commonwealth Secretary-General — Global Ocean Competition

The Commonwealth Secretary-General and the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN) launch a global competition to inspire young people to take action on oceans. The Youth Action Challenge will award three young activists with £1,000 each for their work towards the realization of conserving and sustainably using oceans, seas and marine resources. Applicants must be aged 18-30, and come from a Commonwealth country, to enter. The competition closes on 08 December 2022. Learn more

Bristol Myers Squibb — Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)

The Young One World Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 12 seeks to reduce waste and the release of toxins into the environment which will ultimately improve health outcomes. Projects should focus on the link between waste and health, recycling or reuse programs for individuals or companies, or preventing food waste and food loss. The challenge welcomes solutions from young innovators (18-30 years old). The winner will receive a US$50 thousand project startup grant and 12-months of mentorship from a team of Bristol Myers Squibb professionals and partners. The application deadline is 31 January 2023. Lead2030 Challenge for SDG 12

Opportunity Desk — Impact Challenge

The OD Impact Challenge seeks to recognize and support the efforts of young people working to bring positive change to their communities. The top three winners will share a cash prize of US$1,000, The opportunity to compete for a seed grant of up US$2,500 and personalized mentoring. The competition is open to young changemakers worldwide. Online applications have to be completed before 25 November 2022. OD Impact Challenge

UN Global Compact — Young SDG Innovators Program

The Young SDG Innovators Program is an accelerator program for future business leaders and changemakers to develop and drive innovative SDG solutions through new technologies, initiatives, and business models. Participants participate in online and in-person workshops, case studies, company visits and forum discussions. Companies based in Brazil, China, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, Ukraine, United Kingdom or the United States have the opportunity to collaborate with their Global Compact Local Networks to nominate young professionals for the program. The nomination deadline is 17 December 2022. Link to UN Global Compact

UN Global Compact — Innovation Accelerator for Young Professionals

The SDG Innovation Accelerator for Young Professionals is a nine-month program for business leaders and changemakers to develop and drive innovative sustainable development solutions and business models. The program targets entry- to mid-level managers across diverse businesses. The accelerator is open to business managers from selected countries (listed in the announcement). The call for nominations will remain open until 13 January 2023. SDG Innovation Accelerator

Campus France — Visiting Fellowship for Young Researchers

The Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) initiative calls for applications from young researchers who wish to carry out their research in France. MOPGA intends to award 40 fellowships for a duration of 12 months with a monthly allowance of €2,500. Eligible  research themes include climate change and energy transition. Foreign researchers must hold a doctoral degree for less than 5 years. Applications must be submitted by 16 January 2023. Link to MOPGA

Rise — Global Talent Program

Rise is a global talent program for young people (ages 15 to 17) from around the world. Each year, Rise will select 100 winners and provide them with need-based financial support for university and internships, mentorship and career services, and access to funding to scale up their social impact throughout their careers. The program is open to any type of young talents, including environmentalists, musicians, artists, performers, product developers, software engineers, researchers, or social or political movement leaders. Participants have to download an app and set up a profile to participate in the selection for the global talents program. The deadline is 25 January 2023. Visit the Rise website to know more

International Water Resources Association — World Water Envoys

The International Water Resources Association (IWRA) invites applications for the World Water Envoys Program. Water Envoys will have the opportunity to participate in the 18th edition of the IWRA World Water Congress (China, September 2023) to discuss water issues and potential solutions. Envoys will be funded to come to Beijing, including economy round-trip, accommodation, full registration to the Congress, and one-year free membership to IWRA. Young people aged 18-35 from across the globe who are passionate about water resource management are invited to apply. The application deadline is 31 October 2022. World Water Envoys Program

Africa Matters Initiative — Development Program for Young African Women

The Africa Matters Initiative (AMI) accepts applications for ShE is Empowered. ShE is Empowered is a one-year online development program for young African women and girls focused on leadership and social entrepreneurship. AMI will provide seed funding to assist with the execution of community engagement projects. Applicants have to be between 15-29 years old and live in Ghana, Malawi, Egypt, Botswana, Kenya, Tunisia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, or Sierra Leone. The online application closes on 06 November 2022. ShE is Empowered

Social Shifters — Global Climate Challenge

The Social Shifters and Rathbones seek applications to the Global Climate Challenge. The program is designed to enable young people (18-30 years) to explore ideas that will help accelerate the shift to net zero emissions. The challenge looks for ideas, projects and business solutions from anywhere in the world that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Participants get free access to a digital Incubator program and compete for an award of US$10 thousand to implement their idea. Applications close on 09 November 2022. Global Climate Challenge