Are you Ready to Promote Inclusion in Your Community? Special Olympics awards Project-Based Grants to young people with and without intellectual disabilities. These grants fund youth-led projects that promote inclusion in schools and communities across the globe.
A Youth Innovation Project is a project that is designed, planned, and implemented by Youth Leaders to promote inclusion in their communities.
- Special Olympics awards project-based grants to Youth Leaders around the world twice per year in amounts of 500, 1,000, 1,500, or 2,000 U.S. Dollars.
- Project Duration: Youth Leaders must complete their projects in either 6 or 9 months.
What kind of project can be lead?
- Create new Unified Schools or University programs
- Engage other young people to be leaders for inclusion
- Improve inclusive programming in your community
- Bring people with and without intellectual disabilities together for activities such as sports, art, cooking, advocacy, and more
- Special Olympics Youth Leaders and Unified Pairs, which include one Youth Leader with ID and one without ID. All Youth Leaders must be:
- between 14 and 25 years of age at the time of their application
- supported by an accredited Special Olympics Program
- If you are not already involved with Special Olympics, you must contact your local Special Olympics Program before submitting your application.
For more information, visit Special Olympics.