Google impact challenge for social enterprises – How To Apply

About the challenge

The Google Impact Challenge is one that, in confirmation of Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai’s visit to Nigeria, wants to supports nonprofits and social enterprises. These enterprises must have game-changing ideas to create economic opportunity in their communities to be selected.

It is a platform that avails local innovators with an opportunity to tell how exactly they would make their community–and beyond–an even better place. The challenge, which is new to Nigeria as a country, would be judged by both the public and a panel of local Judges. Both judge parties would vote for the ideas with the most potential. pairs each winner with a package of strategic support, funding and Google volunteers.


Apply to the challenge

Eligible nonprofits and social enterprises submit their proposals to create economic opportunity in Nigeria after which Google and partners will review applications and select 12 finalists. From the 12 finalists, the public will have three weeks to vote for their favorite idea.



After 12 finalists have pitched their ideas at the final event to a panel of judges, three challenge winners would be selected alongside the people’s choice winner. The winners would benefit the following:

*Each of the four winners will receive a $250,000 grant.

*They would also get training from Google.

*The remaining 8 finalists will receive a $125,000 grant.



Application process: MAY 23rd – JULY 4th

Public voting: NOV 5th – NOV 25th