Date/Deadline: 10 Dec, 2021

The Westpac Youth Impact Challenge is a nationwide initiative open to all young people around Australia aged 7 to 21 years. The Challenge aims to help young Australians solve problems in their local communities.

To take part in the Challenge, participants must identify a local problem and brainstorm an innovative business or social change idea to solve it. Participants can choose to work individually, or in a group of up to 3.

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Have you ever wanted to learn about how to start your own business? Look no further than Youth Impact HQ – it’s a fun, interactive, and educational online course for young people aged 7 to 21 years. They have a stack of amazing videos, questions, downloads, and templates to help get you started and learn about the world of social entrepreneurship. They will also connect you up with other budding young entrepreneurs.


To participate in the Westpac Youth Impact Challenge Challenge, you must register. If you are under the age of 15, please make sure that you seek parental permission. You can register if you are a young person aged 7 to 21 years. All you have to do is identify a UN SDG and brainstorm an innovative business or social change idea to solve it. If you are working in a group, you must all submit your idea individually.


All participants who complete the Challenge will receive a Certificate of Completion. Winners will receive an Exclusive Prize Pack which will include a Microsoft Surface laptop from their partner Microsoft, The Academy Membership, a Spill the Beans Pitch Opportunity, financial education mentoring support for your business idea from Westpac’s Davidson Institute, and a pitch opportunity at the final Challenge event.

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