Sweden Community Challenge

800,000 kr | Gävle, Sandviken or Staffanstorp | 9 Ideas

Supported by Microsoft

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Start an Idea

Choose an idea from the portfolio below to start in your community, and we’ll give you the information, tools, support and funding to get started.

Start an Idea
Apply with existing project

Apply for funding to help you to scale your existing project or put your existing project plan into action in your community.

Apply with existing project

ChangeX will help you to start or expand a community project in your neighbourhood. Our 800,000 kr challenge is dedicated to helping you build thriving and sustainable communities across Gävle, Sandviken and Staffanstorp.

How it works
  • Select an idea listed below or submit your existing project and register to get your project page
  • Use your project page to complete the 30 Day Challenge
  • Submit a photo and your action plan
  • Once you're active let us know what impact you are having in your community
Who can apply
  • You want to start or expand a project to improve your local community
  • You're passionate about building a thriving community where you live in Gävle, Sandviken or Staffanstorp
  • You are an individual, an existing local group, or a community organisation
What you get
  • Seed funding to start your selected or expand your existing idea
  • Free starter resource pack, mentorship and technology tools to get started
  • Additional impact funding, once you report back on the social impact of your active project

Explore & Pick an Idea to Start

Explore and select an idea that you want to start in your community

Apply with existing project

Have your own idea or existing project? Explore the challenge criteria and submit your own project for funding.

Apply with existing project

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Why are people starting these ideas?

The Sweden County Community Challenge is an opportunity for communities to come together to create thriving communities across Gävle, Sandviken, and Staffanstorp. We’re excited to support local action across these locations and to see the collective impact we can have in building healthier, more sustainable communities.

- Holly Beale (Microsoft Datacenter Community Development Team)
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