QCT GSL Grant Award

Future Foundations (FF) is delighted to be working in partnership with The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT) to bring you our pilot programme, The QCT GSL Grant Award.

QCT exists to champion, fund and connect young leaders across the Commonwealth who are working hard to change the world. This programme will offer GSL Global Goals Competition semi-finalists from across the Commonwealth the chance to apply for small grants from QCT and further mentoring from FF. This is an incredible opportunity to support teams in making their projects more sustainable, helping them to create real social impact in their local communities and beyond.

FF and QCT are excited to launch this pilot programme together, and help further boost the reach and impact of young people’s incredible work.

Award Criteria

In order to apply for this award your project must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Global Goals (GG) Competition – Your project must be an existing GG Competition project in 2018/2019
  • Location – The venture is based in one of the Commonwealth countries, please click here for further information
  • Leadership – A passionate and committed leader
  • Collaboration – A team of 2+ students* which can involve other organisations/schools
  • Vision – A real social impact, working to fulfil a local need
  • Planning – A clear plan for how the project will be developed and scaled
  • Teacher support – A teacher supporting your project and to be a point of contact
  • Dedication – Be able to make things happen, and to see your project through
  • Evidence – Demonstrate how your project will deliver your vision

*Please note as part of your eligibility, your team member(s) will need to be aged 14 and over at the point of application.

Timeline – Grant Phases


22nd January 2020

Once you have registered your interest, we will email your project team a formal application form to complete. Please reach out to us if you have any questions about the application form and we can help you complete it – social.leaders@future-foundations.co.uk


19th February 2020

If we require any more information prior to grant decision, we will contact you during this time.  All decisions relating to grants will be made by 7th February 2020 and if selected we plan to award the funds by 17th February 2020 (subject to international money transfer).


20th February 2020

During this period, your team will be implementing your project plan.


17th April 2020

We invite all projects to submit an update on progress to us by 17th April 2020.


30th June 2020

All projects that receive a grant will be asked to complete a final submission in the form of a written report, digital video and your budget sheet to share your progress.

Help & Support

If you require any help or assistance during the course of your project, please contact Noor Alansari via email on noor.alansari@future-foundations.co.uk with ‘QCT GSL Grant Award Query’ in the subject line. In the email body, please make you sure you write down your project and school name so we can answer your questions as soon as possible.

Best of luck to all teams and we’ll be in touch with you throughout your journey!


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