Green SKills Innovation Challenge

Green SKills Innovation Challenge Application Form 2021/How To Apply

Green SKills Innovation Challenge | Application are open for Green SKills Innovation Challenge 2021, To equipped with robust green skill with the competencies that allow individuals to step into new green jobs or transition aspects of their current careers towards jobs that will have positive impacts on the planet. How to apply. Read more.

The Green Skills Innovation Challenge will award social entrepreneurs with up to $20,000 of grant funding from a total prize fund of $230,000. We’re looking for social entrepreneurs with ventures which recognize: Link to apply for Jiji.Ng Recruitment 2021

  • The power of multi-solving. Green skills can bring about an inclusive and sustainable future, solving the climate crisis along with social problems

  • Everyone is necessary. As environmentally harmful jobs are phased out, people’s valuable skills can be repurposed towards growth sectors in the green economy

  • Young people are critical. With green skills, youth across the world will be able to jump into the green economy with confidence and thrive.


The challenge will have up to 15 winners, with at least 3 being youth-led organizations. The Challenge Team will decide funding amounts awarded to each winner.

There will be two award categories:

(1) Most Innovative solutions: 

  • Awarded to solutions with proven models who have potential to begin scaling their impact
  • Winners receive and up to $20k cash prize plus support & mentoring from HSBC and Ashoka on how to scale
  • Available to general entrants and youth-led entrants

(2) Best early-stage solutions: 

  • Awarded to solutions with highly innovative ideas which are still at an early-stage
  • Winners receive up to $15k cash prize plus support & mentoring to help develop their innovation
  • Available to general entrants and youth-led entrants

We are open to entries from the following markets:

Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK (including Channel Islands), Uruguay, USA, Vietnam .


  • You must have incorporated as a non-profit, for-profit, or hybrid organization
  • You must be over 18 by the time you apply
  • If your product has not launched, you must have a business plan and MVP (prototype, pilot, or another proof of concept)
  • Entries will only be accepted in English (winners will be expected to engage in activities that require English proficiency).

Additional terms: 

  • Only one application per initiative will be accepted
  • Employees of HSBC, advertising agencies, promotion agencies and other service providers for this Challenge, their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, regardless of where they reside) are not eligible
  • Partners or initiatives that are already financed or supported by HSBC its affiliates, subsidiaries or joint ventures are not eligible.

How To Apply:

Before you apply, please check you are eligible by reading the Eligibility Criteria by visiting

Application closing date: 4th June 2021


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