As youth empowerment and youth development continue to dominate the agenda of international development, several donor agencies have open grants for organizations working towards addressing youth issues related to the environment, gender equality, entrepreneurship, water, sanitation and hygiene, economic participation, sports development, and ICT.
We have identified ten such grants accepting applications from eligible organizations and individuals from different countries around the world.
New World Program’s Catalytic Grants for WASH, youth and women’s economic empowerment
On the occasion of World Water Day, the New World Program (NWP) is providing catalytic grants totaling nearly US$1.4 million for two long-standing program pillars – water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and youth and women’s economic empowerment. Learn more.
Comic Relief Grants of up to £500,000 for Projects using Sport to improve lives of young people
Comic Relief has launched the Safe, Secure, Settled fund which will invest in projects that are using sport to improve the lives of young people without a safe or secure place to live, helping them to gain the skills and resources to lead safe and positive lives. Learn more.
SAIS Innovation Fund Call for Proposals: Funding for Projects supporting young entrepreneurs
The SAIS (Southern Africa Innovation Support) has issued a call for proposals for its Innovation Fund to support entrepreneurship and early-stage entrepreneurs as well as to strengthen the cooperation amongst innovation organizations at local and trans-national innovation ecosystems across the SADC region. Learn more.
NORAD Call for Proposals to contribute to job creation in developing countries
The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) has issued a call for proposals “Enterprise Development for Jobs” to contribute to job creation in developing countries by stimulating the establishment of new business enterprises or expansion of existing ones. Learn more.
UNESCO supporting NGOs for Projects that Promote Young Female Cultural Entrepreneurs
UNESCO has issued a call for applications under the U40 Empowered: Women Entrepreneurs Powering The Digital Creative Industries as part of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity. The support is for projects from national and international NGOs working promote young female cultural entrepreneurs working in the digital creative industries. Learn more.
USD $50,000 Grant for Individuals and Organizations working to advance Girls’ and Women’s Education
Organizations, Individuals, and Institutions working to advance the education of women and girls can be nominated for this opportunity that honors the winners with laureates and provides funding of up to USD $50,000. Learn more.
Cash Prizes of $15,000-$35,000 to Youth Organizations working for the economic empowerment of young women
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with The Volvo group and Standard Chartered on the occasion of the 2018 International Women’s Day announced the Young Women Transform Prize: Enabling Youth-led Economic Development. Learn more.
Training & Funding of up to USD $1 Million for Leaders using Facebook products for building their Communities
If you have been building and working with a community to create a positive impact using one or more of the Facebook products or services (Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, Oculus and Facebook connectivity efforts), then you can apply for the Facebook Community Leadership Program, which, among other benefits, offers a grant of up to USD $1 million. Learn more.
IDRC requesting Research Proposals on ‘Accelerating Climate Action: Social Equity and Empowerment of Women and Girls’
The Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has announced a new grant opportunity called ‘Accelerating Climate Action: Social Equity and Empowerment of Women and Girls’. Learn more.
Youth-led Organizations invited to apply for the Global Youth Empowerment Fund offering Grants, Financing & Training
The Global Youth Empowerment Fund, organized by JCI (Junior Chamber International) in partnership with Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign is a grant opportunity for young people to create a positive impact for their communities at grassroots level. This Fund offers grants, financing, and training to youth-led projects and social enterprises with the objective of advancing the Global Goals for Sustainable Development in local communities around the world. Learn more.