The Coca-Cola Company today launched its third-annual Coca-Cola Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge, a competition exclusively for members of the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum.

The Coca-Cola Company is a Founding Global Partner of the Global Shapers Community. With more than 5,400 members, the Global Shapers Community is a network of 410+ city-based Hubs around the world, developed and led by young people (18-32yo) who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.

At The Coca-Cola Company, we believe in leading through action, and we are proud to partner a community that shares, and indeed, embodies this approach to bettering their communities and world.

For the competition, Global Shapers submit programs that address the world’s most challenging societal issues, with the opportunity to win seed money to sustain and expand their initiatives. Check out profiles of past winners here.

From June 1 – June 30, Global Shapers from around the world will submit their Hub Projects for consideration.

Four Winners of the Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge will receive:

  • $10,000 in acceleration grant funding
One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • $10,000 in acceleration grant funding
  • Plus special engagement and project amplification opportunities with Senior Leaders of The Coca-Cola Company.
The application is all online, straightforward and simple. Check it out at www.cocacolashapingabetterfuture.com.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Only Global Shaper Hub projects will be considered. Individual projects are not eligible.
  • Joint Hub projects will be considered.
  • One application per Hub.
  • The project must have been started by the time you apply.
Applications must address:

  • The problem being addressed by the Hub project.
  • The objective of the project.
  • The solution it intends to create.
  • The impact of the project on the community.
  • How you would use a $10,000 grant to further develop the Hub project.
Voting:

  • Round 1: All members of the Global Shapers Community will vote on all qualifying Hub Projects and select the Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge Semi-Finalists.
  • Round 2: Hub Curators will vote on all qualifying Semi-Finalists and select the Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge Finalists at the 2015 Annual Curators Meeting.
  • Round 3: A Panel of Judges will select the Grand Prize Winner from the Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge Finalists.
The criterion for selecting Winners is based on the following factors:

  • Severity of issues addressed
  • Number of lives impacted
  • Overall return on investment
  • Ability of the project to be scaled more broadly
Timeline:

  • Submission Phase (June 1 - June 30)
  • Voting Round One (July 15 - August 6)
  • Voting Round Two (August 13 - August 31)
  • Voting Round Three (September 1- December 14)