Young Water Fellowship for young leaders from low and middle income countries 2019 (€5000 Grants Available)

Young Water Fellowship for young leaders from low and middle income countries 2019 (€5000 Grants Available)

Deadline: March 24th (midnight CET time)

The Young Water Fellowship Program is a flagship program, and it aims to empower young leaders from low and middle income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during one year.

Each year, this program brings about 10 young community leaders capable of successfully designing and implementing sustainable and inclusive water initiatives that significantly improve living conditions in their communities, while contributing to the achievement of SDG #6 (water and sanitation for all).

In 2018, 2019 and 2020 the YWF will have a special focus on social entrepreneurship. Young people with social businesses ideas (or projects that can be turned into social businesses) that address water-related issues are welcome to apply.

Young Water Solutions is an international non profit organization aiming to develop and support the potential of young people to contribute to universal water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and water resources management.

Young Water Solutions was co-founded by 16 young and senior people with a variety of profiles, skills and experiences, who form a dynamic and unique group of experts.


  • Training: Fellows attend Cewas’ Start-up training and are trained by experts in: IWRM | Project management | Business | Water and gender | Pitching | SDG among others topics
  • Mentorship: Fellows are assigned water and business mentors according to their needs, who provide technical support and guidance
  • Project Implementation: Fellows are provided with opportunities for seed funding up to €5000 to pilot their initiatives


  • Be 18 to 30 years old at the time of the application
  • Be the founder or co-founder of an initiative that contributes to the solution of a well-defined water problem in your country. The initiative should be in its initial stages and have the ability to be turned into a social enterprise (i.e have a long-term sustainability component or business model).
  • Be a resident from this list of low and middle income countries.
  • Have a valid passport and be available to attend a workshop in Europe from August 3rd to September 7 th 2019 (note that these dates might be subject to change),
  • All training costs are covered by the organization (flights, transportation in Europe, accommodation, meals), but participants must cover their visa expenses and transport costs to the closest international airport in their country of residency.
  • Be able to communicate in English (intermediate level at least).

For enquiries:

Contact: [email protected]

How to apply:

Click here to apply

Click here for application guidelines

Click here to visit their website

Add a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *