Updated Aug 19, 2020CLOSED

Commonwealth Youth Awards 2021 open for entries

Exceptional young people can now submit entries for the 2021 Commonwealth youth awards to win prestigious titles and cash grants.

The awards recognise and reward young people whose work has made a major impact on people and communities in their country.

This year’s award includes special recognition for young people who have made outstanding efforts to tackle development challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CLOSEDOct 21, 2020Deadline
Up to $6,610Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryGuyana, Dominica, Belize, Barbados, Bahamas, The, Antigua and Barbuda, Ghana, Gambia, The, Fiji, Cyprus, Canada, Cameroon, Brunei, Botswana, Bangladesh, Australia, Grenada, Samoa, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Kiribati, Rwanda, Nigeria, New Zealand, Namibia, Mozambique, Malta, Malaysia, Lesotho, Kenya, Jamaica, India, Tuvalu, Trinidad and Tobago, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, United Kingdom, Uganda, Zambia, Vanuatu, Tanzania, Swaziland, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Singapore, Sierra Leone, Tonga and Pakistan
Focus AreasYouth Engagement and Contribution (Youth)

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Commonwealth citizen aged 15 to 29 years;
  • have been engaged in development work for at least 12 months as a professional or volunteer; and
  • show a strong track record of implementing impactful development work and contribute to one of the 17 sustainable development goals.

Application Directions

Nomination entries may be submitted directly online.
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