LEGO Foundation – Build a World of Play Challenge

Deadline 7th April 2022

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations, businesses and research institutes for innovative projects which focus on young children’s wellbeing while addressing social issues worldwide.

Funding is intended to support evidence-based innovative solutions to problems that hinder early childhood development. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Access to early childhood care and education.
  • Adequate nutrition.
  • Eradication of toxic stress in homes and communities.
  • Reduction of violence in homes and communities.
  • Protection from pollution.
  • Supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of the whole family.

10 finalists will be selected, who will each receive approximately $1 million to strengthen their plans.

Selecting from the finalists, up to five awards will be announced by the end of 2022. Three winners will receive approximately $30 million and two runners up will receive $15 million each.

There is a two-stage application process:

  • Interested organisations must register to apply before 4pm US Central Time on 7 April 2022.
  • Registered organisations must then submit their full applications before 4pm US Central Time on 17 May 2022.

Click here for the funders website.