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Closing date: 31 December 2025, 12:00 AM

Type of Project: Being is a global mental health initiative envisioning a world where young people feel well and thrive. We work with young people to improve their mental health and wellbeing through research, innovation and ecosystem building, with a focus on prevention and promotion. We seek Proof-of-Concept and Transition-to-Scale solutions that address the context-specific drivers of young people’s mental health and wellbeing. We are also funding Ecosystem Catalyst projects that address the systemic barriers that prevent the sustainable implementation and integration of mental health and wellbeing promotion and prevention initiatives. Being is currently accepting Stage 1 applications on a rolling basis (screening questionnaires and a project summary).

Location: Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Pakistan, Romania, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Vietnam.

Eligibility:  All legally incorporated (or the equivalent) organizations based in any country can apply for funding through this RFP. Please note: Only organizations implementing their project in the 12 priority countries will be considered. Preference will be given to eligible organizations based on the following order of criteria: Youth-led organizations (50% or more of staff in key leadership roles are youth aged 35 and under) based in one of 12 priority countries. Organizations based in one of Being’s 12 priority countries. Organizations based in any low- and middle-income country partnering with a local organization based in at least one of the 12 priority countries.

Grant Size: Up to $1.5m CAD across various funding streams

Apply: We’re Funding Bold Ideas for youth Mental Health and Wellbeing – Being | Grand Challenges Canada (

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