Young people from social enterprises, non-profits, or community organizations are invited to submit applications for Lead2030 Challenge for Goal 4 which is supported by Deloitte.

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) clearly recognize that the skills gap must be addressed, through the focus of equitable and quality education. But the evolving nature of work means rethinking the skills and opportunities needed for success.

At Deloitte, they are focusing their resources and efforts to make an impact on this shared challenge worldwide. They are committed to preparing 50 million people for the evolving global economy by 2030. This means applying their core skills, experience, and global reach to develop job skills, improve educational outcomes, and create opportunities for those who may be left behind.

In line with this ambition, Deloitte is proud to support Lead2030 Challenge for SDG4 for the second year. Working together, they can accelerate innovative youth-led solutions to achieve inclusive, equitable, and quality education for all.

In line with their ambition to prepare 50 million futures for a world of opportunity by 2030, the challenge seeks to support scalable youth-led solutions that:

  • Utilize innovative approaches and technology
  • Address root causes of the issue
  • Demonstrate ability to drive impact and potential to scale
  • Recognize existing efforts and collaborate with others to accelerate impact
  • Facilitate opportunities for collective impact, by engaging a wide-range of stakeholders
  • Improve the quality of, or access to, education and skills training that prepares young people to succeed in 2030.

The solutions should drive impact in at least one of the following areas:

  • Create skills development or lifelong learning opportunities for young people to prepare for the future workforce.
  • Accelerate entrepreneurial skills and develop a new generation of job creators.
  • Improve access to education and skills opportunities for those that may be left behind by the rapidly changing global economy.


How do we prepare 50 million futures for a world of opportunity?


The winning solution will receive

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


Eligibility Criteria

  • Aligned: Evidently aligned with the SDG4 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.
  • Proven: Readily available, in or past implementation phase.
  • 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.


How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Lead2030 Challenge.

Name of the Organisation
The Global Goals for Sustainable Development
Grant Amount
USD 50,000
Closing date of Proposal
Sunday, 5 January, 2020
RFP Email
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