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CCIR Youth Impact Fund


What is the CCIR Youth Impact Fund?

The CCIR Youth Impact Fund is a unique opportunity for young students to receive funding from CCIR to make a positive impact in their communities. Recipients of the CCIR Youth Impact Fund will be awarded the title of CCIR Youth Impact Fellow and afforded the monetary and supporting resources provided by the fund. Beyond the support and recognition brought by the Fellowship, as members of the broader CCIR Alumni network, our Youth Impact Fellows will also have the privilege of joining an exclusive network composed of some of the brightest young minds of today.

You are welcome to apply if you are a current high school student and would like to start a project. CCIR will provide 200 GBP – 500 GBP and other resources, such as staff and mentoring support, for each selected project. The duration of support will be one year, starting from the date of confirmation.

Toward the end of the Fellowship, Fellows will be invited back to a colloquium, where they will get to discuss their work and be featured on the CCIR podcast platform.

Beyond the duration of the Fellowship itself, however, Fellows will gain continued access to a network of passionate fellow change-makers who can provide guidance and support as they venture onwards with their projects.

There are no limits to the types of projects that can be funded through the CCIR Youth Impact Fund. The only requirement is that the project must have a positive impact on others.

CCIR wanted to keep this requirement intentionally broad: we hope that fellows can inspire dialogue, drive innovation, draw awareness, and bring people together. Thus, your project can take a number of shapes—from the organisation of a hackathon, a robotics tournament, a policython, a local mentoring program, a poetry slam invitational, a MUN conference, and beyond.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Students aged 14 to 19 from anywhere worldwide are eligible to apply. (Note: If you are under 18, you must provide a guardian's information.)

  • Students can apply either as an individual or as a representative of a team or an organisation

What is the application process?

Step 1: Application - Submit the application form here by 30 June 2023

Step 2: Referee letter or interview

Step 3: Interview

Step 4: Final Decision - A final decision will be made by late August

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email: CCIR Outreach at

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