Apply for Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Awards and Get a Chance to Win $10,000

Deadline: 25 March 2019

Are you a peacebuilder? Would $10,000, international recognition and access to an international peacebuilding network help you make a bigger impact? If yes, then apply for the Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards.

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Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders is the global awards for innovation in local peacebuilding. Through the annual awards, Peace Direct offers international recognition for organisations trying new or different peacebuilding approaches or new organisations doing peacebuilding where it hasn’t been done before. These are the only global awards for local peacebuilders – inspiring individuals who are building a better tomorrow in the world’s most fragile places.


Prizes will be decided in 3 categories. Organisations can apply in 1 or 2 different categories. If organisations work does not fit under any category, they will not be eligible to enter.

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  • Women-led peacebuilding: Organisation should have a commitment to being led by women. This should be evidenced in their ongoing practice and policies. The majority of all leadership roles should be occupied by women.
  • Youth-led peacebuilding: Organisation should have a commitment to being led by youth (defined as age 30 or under). This should be evidenced in their ongoing practice and policies. The majority of all leadership roles should be occupied by youth.
  • Music and performing arts: Music and/or performing arts (defined as creative activity that are performed in front of an audience) should play a significant role in the majority of their peacebuilding activities.

Award Information

  • Three winning organisations will each receive $10,000 and online promotion of their work.
  • Each of the three winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the award ceremony the USA.

Eligibility Criteria

These are global awards so there is no geographical restriction on applications. In order to be eligible to enter, applicants must:

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  • Undertake peacebuilding work – applicant’s organisation is either a peacebuilding organisation or has peacebuilding as a substantial element of their work.
  • Be locally based – applicant’s organisation must be based in the country or communities where their work is done. If applicant’s organisation operates in multiple countries, applicants are not eligible to enter. (Note cross-border projects are eligible.)
  • Be an independent organisation, not an in-country or satellite organisation of an international NGO.
  • Be working, or planning to work, in at least one of the following thematic areas: women-led peacebuilding; youth-led peacebuilding; or non-violent action.

Selection Criteria

The awards are designed to reward innovative peacebuilding organisations with the potential to build sustainable peace in their communities. The awards aim to recognise organisations trying new/different peacebuilding approaches or new organisations doing peacebuilding where it hasn’t been done before. Applications stand a greater chance of success if they clearly demonstrate that the organisation meets this objective. Entries will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Impact: clear potential to demonstrably prevent violence or build peace.
  • Community support: able to demonstrate community support for projects, for example through voluntary efforts of community members.
  • Innovation: offering a new approach, original thinking, or working in an area where there has previously been few peacebuilding activities.
  • Sustainability: likely to be able to continue working after the funding from the award has been used.

How to Apply

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Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

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