Each year, we publicly recognise and celebrate young leaders and changemakers who are making a positive social impact in their local community.
It is a collaboration between the GiLE Foundation and the Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO.
There were two categories for
the Changemakers Impact Award:
Congratulations to Munch for winning the youth-led organisation award category. The award was received by Virág Bélavári.
On a regional level, Munch is the only initiative that links food waste as an environmental problem with social responsibility through charitable activities while actively involving not only donors but also people in need. Munch’s aim is to minimise food waste in the regions we’re present in by increasing social participation, while also promoting solidarity and social responsibility. We’re working on reducing the alienation that characterizes cities, as every customer at Munch goes to pick up their food in person and can learn about avoiding food waste on out platforms. We’re also actively building several online communities; we’ve created a Facebook for every bigger city we operate in, our most frequented group counts 30000+ members. Here, users can share their Munch experiences and give each other tips on sustainability.
A person who regularly uses Munch can save up to 20.000-25.000 HUF per month, as for our food service provider partners, they would not only lose the selling price of the food but would also have to bear the cost of transporting the leftovers. The extra income provides a secure source of income in the long term, helping small family businesses stay around for the long run.
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There are two separate awards, one for an individual and one for a youth-led organisation.
For each category, the applicant must be based in Hungary.
Any individual between the ages of 18 and 35 years, who has made a positive social impact in their local community and helped to address a social or environmental issue in Hungary.
Any youth-led organisation in Hungary who has made a positive social impact in their local community and helped to address a social or environmental issue. This includes NGOs, associations, student organisations, social enterprises, and for-profit companies based in Hungary.
Idea & Concept
Each applicant should submit the following:
Any individual (aged 18 to 35 years) and any youth-led organisation currently based in Hungary can nominate themselves or others for this award.
However, organisers of the Changemakers Youth Forum, as well as their direct family members, are not eligible to apply for this award.
You can submit your application in English or Hungarian.
Youth-led organisations are organisations that are led, managed and coordinated by young people between the ages of 18 and 35 years. Youth-led organisations do not have to be a legally registered entity.
Yes, student organisations in Hungary are also eligible to receive this award.
However, student organisations in Hungary should also submit a signed reference letter from their university as part of their application. This letter should recognise the student organisation, confirm their activities that are connect to their application, and indicate the student leader who will be responsible for receiving the funds in the case where the student organisation is indeed the winner. This reference letter should also be signed off by the university’s leadership.
No, it is not necessary for a youth-led organisation to be legally registered in Hungary to be eligible to receive such an award.
The Evaluation Committee is an internationally diverse and interdisciplinary team. It consists of staff and contributors at the Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO and the GiLE Foundation respectively, as well as the leaders of the CYF Co-Creating organisations.
No. You may apply with any project or initiative, provided that it is connected to a social or environmental challenge.
It depends. You can apply with any project provided that its activities and social impact occurred during the 2022 calendar year.