“Step Up!”: The Young Health Global Grants Programme to extend the Impact of AstraZeneca’s Investment in Young People’s Health

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Deadline: 8 July 2019
Charities Aid Foundation has launched “Step Up!” the AstraZeneca Young Health Global Grants Programme that aims to extend the reach and impact of AstraZeneca’s investment in young people’s health.
It builds on the success of the Young Health Programme and enables a wider range of applications to be considered from NGOs, non-profits and other charitable organisations seeking to innovate and scale their impact in relation to young people’s health and well being. It is aligned with United Nations SDG3 (health and well being) and seeks to fund innovative approaches to improving young people’s health.

The grants programme aims to achieve its intended impact through funding new ideas, focusing on understanding challenges and creating interventions that catalyses change. Priority will be given to applications that are led by or involving young people, which demonstrate potential to innovate and grow in scale.

Focus Areas
They expect projects to focus on one or more of the following:

  • Exploring challenges and opportunities to explore, define and understand social needs;
  • Generating ideas;
  • Developing and testing ideas areas;
  • Making the business case.

Objectives
They aim to:

  • Learn about what really works;
  • Have a positive impact on the young people involved in the projects and the communities that they serve;
  • Increase investment in and understanding of health and well being initiatives for young people.

And to generate:

  • Case studies and other evidence of promising approaches;
  • Opportunities for future collaboration and investment.

To achieve this they are seeking grant applications for projects which:

  • Focus on health promotion and non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention in young people;
  • Are aimed at people younger than 30;
  • Have opportunities for youth involvement and leadership;
  • Demonstrate innovation and can be scaled up;
  • Are diverse.

Funding Information

  • Grants of up to $10,000 will be made in 2019, with the aim of creating a diverse portfolio of initiatives from which to learn about promising approaches to social innovation and change.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The fund is open to non-profit and charitable organisations supporting youth-focused projects on either non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention or well being.
  • Priority will be given to projects that:
  • Are well thought through, with realistic and easy to measure outcomes;
  • Identify or meet new or unmet needs;
  • Are in low-income and middle-income countries, and countries where AstraZeneca has no community investment activity;
  • Are led by young people;
  • Engage AstraZeneca employees;
  • Engage external stakeholders;
  • Move from ideas into action;
  • Are innovative;
  • Have the potential to grow, scale up and access other forms of funding.

How to Apply

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