Meet the new Youth Ventures Programme 2023 awardees 

QCT was set up at the personal direction of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to support young people across the Commonwealth. We put young Commonwealth leaders at the centre of everything we do.  

Through our signature Youth Ventures Programme (YVP), we provide youth-led organisations with flexible funding, practical tools and support, and a vibrant network to help them transform their communities. Our support is tailored towards helping the organisations become stronger, leading to greater impact for their communities. This support is across the areas of agriculture & food, education & employability, environment, health, and inclusion. 

Since launching the YVP in 2020, we have so far supported 25 youth-led organisations with flexible funding and tailored support for 2+ years. This has helped the organisations become more sustainable and resilient, enabling them to provide lasting solutions and impact to local problems in their communities. 

We are delighted to announce the enrolment of the following four youth organisations into the YVP in 2023.  

Grow your Reader Foundation who are improving access to quality of education for underserved children in Bangladesh. 

Native Discovery who are enhancing the livelihoods of indigenous Orang Asli communities displaced from their ancestral land. 

Vceela who are empowering artisans across Pakistan by connecting them to local and international markets. 

Wreetu Health and Wellbeing Foundation who are providing access to menstrual health education and affordable period products for girls and women in Bangladesh. 

Through the YVP, QCT will provide flexible funding of up to £20,000 per year for two years as well as practical tools and support to ensure long-term success and impact. In addition, the young leaders will be connected to a global network of like-minded social entrepreneurs to share learnings and ideas for sustained positive social impact. 

Click here to read more about the organisations we support.  

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