2022 Step Up! Young Health Global Grants (up to $10,000)

Last Updated on May 13, 2022

Step Up! Young Health Global Grants

Does your organisation have an innovative and creative approach to improve the health and wellbeing of young people in your community? Apply now for the Step Up! Young Health Global Grants Programme 2022.

Step Up! provides grants of up to US$10,000 to help small, innovative, youth-focused non-profits develop and deliver effective health promotion programmes – with an emphasis on under-resourced and marginalised communities in low- and middle-income countries.

This year, the YHP Step Up! Grants Programme is searching for projects that:

  • Strengthen health systems;
  • Improve equitable access;
  • Develop the next generation of healthcare leaders;
  • Prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among young people.


  • Grants of up to $10,000 USD will be awarded to approximately 20 organisations.
  • Applicants selected to receive Step Up! Grants will be offered the opportunity to join AstraZeneca’s Young Health Programme (YHP) Alumni Group once they have successfully completed CAF verification. The YHP Alumni Group offers learning and development opportunities and networking between Step Up! Grantees as well as young leaders who have received YHP Scholarships.
  • In the past, Alumni Members have been offered mini-MBA programmes, opportunities to share their work with global audiences, and masterclasses on fundraising and digital skills to build effective health-promotion programmes.


  • Open to registered non-profit or charitable organisations with strong experience of working with young people to increase awareness of NCD risk factors and NCD prevention strategies.
  • Organisations must have been registered and operational for at least 3 full years, and have had total reported income in the last financial year of more than USD $50,000 and less than USD $1,000,000.
  • Organisations must be ‘funding-ready’ and able to provide appropriate documentation (in English) to verify their organisation’s charitable status, governance and financial situation.
  • They will support organisations from under-resourced communities worldwide. These are likely to be in low-income or lower-middle income countries or settings.
  • Organisations which have been funded previously by AstraZeneca are welcome to apply, but not for the same project that was previously supported.


In selecting applications, they will prioritise a project if it:

  • aims to prevent NCDs among young people.
  • empowers young healthcare leaders to address the primary risk factors – tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and exposure to air pollution – that contribute to NCDs.
  • develops the knowledge and capacity of future healthcare leaders (under 35 years old) through NCD prevention education. This might include working with medical students, community health workers, caregivers or young people following a healthcare career pathway.
  • is sustainable (e.g. can be scaled up or implemented in other communities/settings).
  • is working to improve equitable access for diverse members of the community.
  • can show existing partnerships at a local level which will lead to a strengthened local or national health systems.
  • is run by an organisation with an income and capacity to deliver a grant of this size.
  • is structured to provide evidence of at the conclusion of the project of what has been delivered, outcomes for young people and what has been learned in preventing NCDs.


  • You will be asked to upload a copy of your governing document and most recent annual financial accounts (both in English) with your application. If selected, you will also be asked to supply further information for due diligence/verification checks.
  • You will be asked to apply and provide documents and reports in English. Documents translated using free online translation tools are acceptable.

The application period will close on June 9, 2022.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Step up!

Deadline: June 9, 2022

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