New $250,000 grant seeks to help youth-led community initiatives


Youths who have a passion in championing social causes can now tap on a $250,000 grant to help them make a positive impact in the community.


The “Impact to the Community by Youth” grant, in which youth-led projects that benefit the community will be given up to $1,000 each to fund their initiatives, was launched at the Global Youth Leaders' Summit on Saturday (17 July).


It is open to young people in Singapore with student passes, and is pledged by outdoor education company Innotrek to FutuReady Asia's Character and Leadership Academy (CLA), a local charity for youth development causes.


The Global Youth Leaders' Summit is an annual event into its 13th edition, and seeks to equip youths with the tools to improve themselves and, in turn, the society-at-large. This year's theme was "Matters that Matter", putting the spotlight on youth issues such as mental health, the power of words and how to be good leaders and role models.


Over 1,000 youth leaders and 77 schools from the region took part in the one-day hybrid event, where they heard from various thought leaders such as Australian motivational speaker Nick Vujicic and learnt from inspirational stories of former South African president Nelson Mandela.


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