Fund for Urban Youth-Led Development

Championed by the Government of Norway, the opportunities fund for Urban Youth-Led Development is becoming a new vehicle to bolster youth-led initiatives, and ensure that young people are at the forefront of sustainable development strategies.

The idea is to help young people uplift themselves and their communities by helping them take on some of the responsibilities for improvement projects and learn how to work with adult experts.

Purpose of the Fund:

The Fund aims to advance the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the HABITAT Agenda through piloting innovative projects on employment, governance, shelter and secure tenure; sharing best practices, and assisting vocational training and credit mechanisms to promote entrepreneurship and employment for young people.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant organization must be; A community-based organization (CBO) or a non-governmental organization (NGO).
  • The applicant organization must be registered in one of the following geographical regions: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, excluding Japan, Oceania, excluding Australia and New Zealand.
  • The applicant organization must involve youth aged 15-32 years (inclusive) in the governance of the organization and the management of its activities.
  • Activities must be carried out in an urban human settlements context and must be carried out in the applicant organization’s country of registration.
  • The proposed project must be completed within 12 months of receiving the first installment of the grant.
  • The application must be submitted on the official application form, available in English, French and Spanish.
  • Organizations that practice religious evangelization or are affiliated to political parties are not eligible to apply for the Fund.

    The Applicant is the organization that will execute the project and is submitting the application form on behalf of the project.

    The Applicant will receive and administer the funds for the project (unless administered by a partner organization, i.e., a facilitating financial agency).

    The Applicant will also be responsible for monitoring and reporting for the project.

    Proposals may be submitted in ONE of the following ways; E-mail, fax or mail.

    Proposals and supporting documents must be submitted to UN-HABITAT by or on June 1st.

    For more information and application, visit: Fund for Urban Youth-Led Development

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