Urban95 Challenge: Designing cities that support healthy child development

We will invest in promising small and medium-sized projects that improve children’s lives in the city.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Urban
Country Netherland
RegDeadline 16 September 2016 GoogleCal iCal
16 September 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility All

The Urban95 Challenge is open to creative ideas and projects which promote the wellbeing of young children in cities from the prenatal period up to the age of five.
We are looking for projects in three areas:
- Influence: projects that find innovative ways to get city officials and community leaders to think more deeply and creatively about the needs of children under five and their parents;
- Design innovations: projects that make changes in a city’s built environment and, as a result, have a positive impact on children under five and their parents;
- Performance monitoring: projects that collect data or use existing data to monitor how the city is performing from a young child’s point of view.
We are looking to fund projects that take a practical approach and show concrete results. With that in mind, please note the following guidance:
- Projects need to benefit pregnant women and/or children under five and their parents;
- Quick-impact, short-term projects are preferred – we accept proposals for a maximum of one year;
-We strongly encourage applications for amounts ranging between USD 5,000 and 10,000. A proposal’s budget should not exceed USD 30,000;
- We strongly encourage proposals for projects implemented by local residents of cities;
- We strongly encourage the participation of parents and children in the design of projects.

Not yet announced

Entry Fee

The Bernard van Leer Foundation

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