Tag Archives: Youth Empowerment

Ashoka: Inviting applications for ‘Ashoka Young Changemakers’ for teenagers who are leading impact initiatives.

Funding brief: Ashoka Young Changemakers, A Co-leadership programme for teenagers who are leading impact initiatives. Step up and change the world with Ashoka! Nominate yourself or a young person you know! AYC is a carefully selected network of young people who have found their power to create change for the good of all and are […]

Facebook: Inviting applications for ‘the 2020 Facebook Fellowship’ to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering at an accredited university.

Funding brief: The Facebook Fellowship Program is designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering at an accredited university. The program is open to students in any year of their PhD study. They also encourage people of diverse backgrounds […]

Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF): Inviting applications for ‘Doha Youth Innovation Award Event Theme: Photography’ to value the skills and creations in various artistic and creative fields for youth delegates, thus contributing in the formation of youth experiences that would be able to engage in community development, and to work to develop these experiences.

Funding brief: Young people acquire a wide creative energy that has been manifested in their artistic, literary, intellectual and cultural production in general. This has made a distinctive impact on the cultural activity in the Islamic societies and led to the promotion of cultural diversity, intellectual and artistic openness, creative interaction among artists and the […]

Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB): Inviting applications for ‘Filmmaking Grants’ to support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives.

Funding brief: Filmmakers without borders (FWB) supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange. Goals & Objectives ● To empower the next generation of digital storytellers ● To promote […]

Daniele Tamagni grant: Inviting applications for ‘photography award’ to promote the dissemination of the African culture, its creativity, the impact of its visual aesthetics in the continent and its diaspora, the in- depth exploration of the photography media.

Funding brief: This an Internationally Photography Grant, designed to sponsor young and emerging Photographers, funding a Scholarship. The spirit of the initiative promotes the dissemination of the African culture, its creativity, the impact of its visual aesthetics in the continent and its diaspora, the in- depth exploration of the photography media. Impact rather than Money, […]

The French National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH): Inviting applications for ‘the 2019 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic’ to recognize and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders, to promote and protect human rights.

Funding brief: Applications are now open for the 2019 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government. This Prize, created in 1988, is awarded in recognition and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or […]

Asia New Zealand Foundation: Inviting applications to find top 25 young people who are contributing to New Zealand-Asia relations.

Funding brief: The Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. To mark this special milestone, they are looking for the top 25 young people who are contributing to New Zealand-Asia relations. 25 to Watch is our way of recognising and celebrating impressive young people (aged 16-25) who not […]

UN Women: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: Responsible Party to implement “Empowering Rohingya refugee and host community women through leadership and livelihoods” Project’.

Funding brief: UN Women in Bangladesh is supporting the Government of Bangladesh with the Rohingya humanitarian crisis response. UN Women has developed a humanitarian response programme in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs to meet the specific needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized Rohingya Refugee Women and Girls and the women […]

Eisenhower Fellowships Youth Leadership Network: Inviting applications for ‘Fellowships’ from youth aged 18 to 25 years to complement the existing Fellow network of dynamic, mid-career change agents to engage with the global EF network, including a commitment to mentoring as part of post-fellowship service to their communities.

Funding brief: Eisenhower Fellowships Youth Leadership Network is aimed at youth aged 18 to 25 years to complement the existing Fellow network of dynamic, mid-career change agents. All Eisenhower Fellows are currently expected to engage with the global EF network, including a commitment to mentoring as part of post-fellowship service to their communities. The Eisenhower […]

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF): Inviting applications for ‘Women’s Voice and Leadership- Bangladesh’ to address the constraints and challenges towards women’s empowerment.

Funding brief: Women’s Voice and Leadership Bangladesh (WVLB) Project is part of global initiative of Global Affairs, Canada to support Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy. This program has been launched to respond to the needs of local women’s organizations working to advance the empowerment of women and girls, promote gender equality, and protect the […]

United Nations Human Rights: Inviting applications for ‘Third Human Rights Youth Challenge’ to invite youth aged between 24 and 32 years to submit a 2000 word essay on “private sector participation in the water and sanitation sector: a human rights perspective”.

Funding brief: The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation is organizing the Third Human Rights Youth Challenge and invites youth aged between 24 and 32 years to submit a 2000 word essay on “private sector participation in the water and sanitation sector: a human rights perspective”. The Special Rapporteur […]

World Photography Organisation: Inviting applications for ‘Sony World Photography Awards’ to recognize the world’s most influential artists working in the medium through the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award.

Funding brief: Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures in the global photographic calendar. The Awards are a global voice for photography and provide a vital insight into contemporary photography today. For both established and emerging artists, the Awards offer world-class opportunities […]

UN Technology Innovation Labs (UNTIL): Inviting applications for ‘RebootTheEarth: Youth Tech Challenge on Climate’ to bring young computer programmers, scientists and other interested people together under the auspices of the United Nations to improve upon or build a new software program that addresses the current climate crisis.

Funding brief: Reboot The Earth is planned as a social coding event that brings young computer programmers, scientists and other interested people together under the auspices of the United Nations to improve upon or build a new software program that addresses the current climate crisis.Through a series of Tech Challenge in four continents, young people, […]

The Diana Award: Inviting applications for ‘award’ for a young person aged 9-25 years can receive for their social action or humanitarian work.

Funding brief: Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can receive for their social action or humanitarian work. UK based Successful UK based nominees will be invited to attend an Award Ceremony in their local area, where their achievement will […]

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC): Inviting applications for ‘Youth Solidarity Fund’ for organizations from select countries whose work seeks to foster peaceful and inclusive societies through improved understanding and collaboration across cultures, faiths and beliefs.

Funding brief: The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to invite youth-led organizations to apply for the Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF). The call is open to organizations from select countries whose work seeks to foster peaceful and inclusive societies through improved understanding and collaboration across cultures, faiths and beliefs. Through a competitive evaluation […]

Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to work toward a world where  rights to access safe and legal abortion are established and protected, women are empowered to exercise these rights and  lives are saved.

Funding brief: The Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) works toward a world where  rights to access safe and legal abortion are established and protected, women are empowered to exercise these rights and  lives are saved. Hosted by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), SAAF supports local and grassroots organizations, providing flexible grants for projects that: […]

Thomson Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Young Journalist Award’ to finding and inspiring ambitious journalists from across the globe.

Funding brief: The 2019 Young Journalist Award is open! Now in its seventh year, the award – in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association – is Thomson Foundation’s annual journalism competition dedicated to finding and inspiring ambitious journalists from across the globe. Donor Name: Thomson Foundation Funding name: Young Journalist Award Deadline: 16th, August, […]

Common Fund For Commodity: Inviting applications for ‘Funding Innovation – Support For Commodity Development’ to provide a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries.

Funding brief: The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) provides a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries. These activities cover all segments of the value chain (including production, processing, financing, marketing etc.). This includes services and support […]

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): Inviting applications for ‘Global Youth Video Competition 2019’ to become be a youth reporter at the UN Climate Conference.

Funding brief: The Global Youth Video Competition is co-organized by the GEF-UNDP Small Grants Programme, and the secretariats of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Are you 18-30 and inspired to save the planet? Submit a 3 minute video for a chance […]

American Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS): Inviting applications for ‘Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists’ to be awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years.

Funding brief: The Prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years. The topic of the entrant’s thesis research must be in one of the following categories: Cell and Molecular Biology; Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology; Ecology and​ […]

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS): Inviting applications for ‘TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme’ to young scientists from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in chemical and biological sciences.

Funding brief: The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) — comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular and Drug Research in Karachi, Pakistan — and TWAS offer fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in […]

Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Inviting applications for ‘SDG Partnership facility (SDGP)’ to help achieve the following sustainable development goals in developing countries.

Funding brief: With the SDG Partnership facility (SDGP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) as the executor, aims to help achieve the following sustainable development goals in developing countries: ● SDG 2 (ending hunger) ● SDG 8 (decent jobs and economic growth) ● SDG 17 (partnerships for the […]

The GOI Peace Foundation, digital experts united (DEU), Stiftung Entrepreneurship: Inviting applications for ‘2019 Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition’ to empower young entrepreneurs to create a sustainable world.

Funding brief: A global programme to empower young entrepreneurs to create a sustainable world. The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is a worldwide initiative that delivers exposure to entrepreneurship to young people between the ages of 15 and 35 by placing them and their creative potential for change at the lead of social transformation. This year, they’re excited […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Wenhui Award 2019’ to promote University and School Partnerships in Advancing the Education 2030 Agenda, to recognize successful university-school partnerships that have contributed to quality education and lifelong learning in preparing children and youth for life, work and citizenship.

Funding brief: The theme of the 2019 Wenhui Award, Promoting University and School Partnerships in Advancing the Education 2030 Agenda, aims to recognize successful university-school partnerships that have contributed to quality education and lifelong learning in preparing children and youth for life, work and citizenship. Two individuals or institutions from the Asia and Pacific region […]

Charities Aid Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Step Up! the AstraZeneca Young Health Global Grants Programme’ to extend the reach and impact of AstraZeneca’s investment in young people’s health.

Funding brief: “Step Up!” the AstraZeneca Young Health Global Grants Programme aims to extend the reach and impact of AstraZeneca’s investment in young people’s health. It builds on the success of the Young Health Programme and enables a wider range of applications to be considered from NGOs, non-profits and other charitable organisations seeking to innovate and scale their impact in […]

UNITECH International: Inviting applications for ‘Carbon Footprint Challenge 2019’ to find passionate people and ideas that can decrease the carbon footprint of manufacturing, industrial processes as well as for products throughout their entire value chain.

Funding brief: Do you have a passion for the planet? A good idea is the starting point to address the key issue of our time. But ideas without action won´t create change! They invite students and young professionals around the globe to join the Carbon Footprint Challenge 2019 to bring that action. The Carbon Footprint […]

Indian National Science Academy (INSA): Inviting applications for ‘INSA-JRD Tata Fellowship’ to extend facilities of the advanced scientific infrastructure and expertise of India to scientists and researchers of developing countries.

Funding brief: Indian National Science Academy, a premier scientific organization in India representing all branches of Science and Technology, has instituted the INSAJRD TATA FELLOWSHIP administered by CICS (Formerly CCSTDS) in honour of the late JRD Tata, visionary and a leading industrialist. The purpose of this Fellowship is to extend facilities of the advanced scientific […]

CONNECTHER: Inviting applications for ‘The Girls Impact the World Film Festival’ to focus on issues facing women and girls around the world.

Funding brief: The Girls Impact the World Film Festival is an annual event that focuses on issues facing women and girls around the world. High school and undergraduate students, submit your 3-6 minute short films that address global women’s issues such as: education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls, and a variety of […]

United For 2030: Inviting applications for ‘Citizens Assembly’ to provide any young person with a simple way to support the Global Goals.

Funding brief: United For 2030 is a community developed by they Make Change CIC in partnership with The International Development House Ltd and the United Nations Association Westminster Young Professionals. ● One year As a member of the United For 2030 Citizens Assembly, you will take part in a 12 month programme to develop a […]

Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology: Inviting applications for ‘The 2019 Competition for the iBiology Young Scientist Seminars (YSS)’ to feature early-career scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries.

Funding brief: Are you a graduate student or postdoc in any field of biology with a compelling research story that you want to share with the world? Do you want to learn how to give one of the best science talks of your career? Apply! The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology […]

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ for three priority areas: Conservation, Performing Arts and Social Causes.

Funding brief: The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation makes grants in three priority areas: Conservation, Performing Arts and Social Causes. Conservation The Foundation’s Conservation grant making focuses primarily upon issues of ocean conservation.  Priorities within Conservation are: ● Supporting the creation of Marine Protected Areas ● Encouraging sustainable fisheries management ● Eliminating illegal, unreported, and […]

Breakthrough Institute: Inviting applications for ‘Generation Fellowship’ to find five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders.

Funding brief: Each summer, Breakthrough seeks five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders for the Breakthrough Generation Fellowship. Fellows will contribute writing and research to one our three main issue areas at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy, Conservation, or Food & Farming. Fellowships are highly competitive — only 5-10 percent of applicants are generally accepted — and involve cutting-edge […]

UN Women: Inviting applications for ‘The UN Trust Fund’ to End Violence against Women.

Funding brief: The UN Trust Fund’s annual Call for Proposals, which is available in six languages, accepts multi-year grant applications for up to US$1 million in English, French and Spanish. With its 22nd funding cycle in 2018, the UN Trust Fund will fund organizations that qualify for funding (a) under the three programmatic areas of […]

Asia Philanthropy Awards Committee: Inviting applications for ‘award’ to provide a platform for identifying and recognizing individual or NPO who contribute their time and ability to enhance philanthropy across Asia or for Asia.

Funding brief: Asia Philanthropy Awards Program provides a platform for identifying and recognizing individual or NPO who contribute their time and ability to enhance philanthropy across Asia or for Asia. Award Category ● Philanthropist of the Year This most honorable award of Asia Philanthropy Awards will be given to a successful philanthropist who proved to […]

Singapore International Foundation (SIF): Inviting applications for ‘Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Programme’ to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond.

Funding brief: The YSE programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. If you have a social enterprise idea, they want to help you make it happen! Participants will learn from leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who are keen […]

Wilson Ornithological Society: Inviting applications for ‘Louis Agassiz Fuertes Grant’, ‘George A. Hall / Harold F. Mayfield Grant’, ‘Wilson Ornithological Society Research Grant’.

Funding brief: Each year, the Wilson Ornithological Society offers four types of research grants for a total of up to 11 awards. The focus of each of the four types of grants differs somewhat, as does the amount of the award. Membership in the Wilson Ornithological Society is required.  Willingness to report results of the […]

International Olympic Committee (IOC): Inviting applications for ‘The Sport and Active Society Development Grants’ to organizations that promote the health and social benefits of sport and participation in regular physical activity.

Funding brief: The Sport and Active Society Development Grants are an initiative of the IOC’s Sport and Active Society Commission: non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and International and National Sports Federation (including IOC-Recognized International Federations) can submit their applications by 14 December, and winners will be announced within the first few months of 2019. Four development grants worth […]

Agropolis Fondation and Olam International: Inviting applications for ‘Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize and OLAM Prize – 2019’ to recognize the exemplary contribution of scientists in the field as well as to inspire young promising researchers to work towards excellent science in the service of society and ‘Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security’to recognize an innovative scientific research project for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility or adequacy of food.

Funding brief: The search is on for the 2019 Agropolis Fondation Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food as well as the 2019 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Now on its 5th edition, the Agropolis Fondation Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize was created in 2009 to recognize the exemplary contribution of scientists […]

Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust (EKCT): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support.

Funding brief: EKCT aims to ‘make a difference’. The trustees will consider all applications that fall within the trust’s area of activity from charities that are registered in the UK. Grants will be considered for start-up costs, core costs or for a specific project for which applicants have requested support. This could include a contribution […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Asia-Pacific and Bay of Bengal Media Grants’ to media groups, journalist networks and other environmental information-generating organizations that are working to improve the quantity and quality of environmental news coverage.

Funding brief: They’re focused on the Asia-Pacific region because it holds a critical key to our planet’s health and its ability to mitigate the impacts of a changing climate. The region is home to 60 percent of the world’s population and rich pockets of biodiversity. At the same time, its fast-growing economies are taking a […]

One Young World: Inviting applications for ‘Lead2030’ to find, fund and accelerate youth-led solutions for each Global Goal and enable young innovators to scale and accelerate their impact.

Funding brief: In 2015, 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, an ambitious road map to create a better world by 2030. Formed by One Young World, Lead2030 is the first coalition of global businesses working together to support youth-led innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals. From ending extreme poverty to protecting our oceans, the […]

Schlumberger Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Faculty for the Future program’ to give the opportunity to scientific women from developing and emerging countries to pursue a PhD or a post-doc in the best universities abroad.

Funding brief: The Schlumberger Foundation invites applications for ‘Faculty for the Future program’. The Faculty for the Future program aims to give the opportunity to scientific women from developing and emerging countries to pursue a PhD or a post-doc in the best universities abroad. If you’ve been accepted in a university of excellence you are […]

Rise Against Hunger: Inviting applications for ‘Empowering Communities Annual Program Statement (APS)’ to increase food security and incomes through agricultural and livelihoods programs by promoting improved agricultural techniques, business development skills, and market access.

Funding brief: Rise Against Hunger partners with nonprofits around the world to provide food and other life-changing aid to those in need. These partners support a variety of development programs that work with members of the community to meet their basic needs and create long-term, sustainable change. Potential partnerships are evaluated by the level of […]

UNHCR: Inviting applications for ‘Youth Initiative Fund’ to support community based protection projects imagined, designed and led by young people.

Funding brief: In 2019, the YIF enters its seventh year. The YIF was initiated by the Division of International Protection in Geneva to support community based protection projects imagined, designed and led by young people. Since 2014, the YIF has supported more than 100 youth led projects globally that have addressed protection challenges including sexual […]

Edward M. Kennedy Center (EMK Center): Inviting applications for ‘EMK Small Grant’ from individuals or groups who are active in volunteerism, women’s empowerment, education, community development, youth engagement, entrepreneurship-related projects and the various forms of digital, audiovisual, graphics or performance arts in Bangladesh to provide deserving candidates with an opportunity to realize their dreams of making a positive contribution to society.

Funding brief: To provide deserving candidates with an opportunity to realize their dreams of making a positive contribution to society in 2019, the Edward M. Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts (EMK Center) will award the Edward M. Kennedy Small Grants for Public Service and the Arts – of between two hundred thousand […]

Manusher Jonno Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Social Action and Mobilization for Prevention of Radicalization and Extremism through Enhanced and Targeted Interventions (SAMPREETI)’ from Bangladeshi organizations/ institutions/ groups/ clubs to explore some innovative ideas, models and proposals from greater Dhaka.

Funding brief: Social Action and Mobilization for Prevention of Radicalization and Extremism through Enhanced and Targeted Interventions (SAMPREETI) is a project of Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) funded by GCERF. SAMPREETI is pleased to ask the 3rd Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) from Bangladeshi organizations/ institutions/ groups/ clubs to explore some innovative ideas, models and […]

UNDP, Bangladesh: Inviting applications for ‘small grants’ to support for Human Rights programme under the Coalitions of CSOs/NGOs/CBOs.

Funding brief: Human Rights Programme (HRP) is a rights-based initiative UNDP supported by a consortium of donors. The programme has a specific focus on ‘’strengthening capacity of civil society organizations/community-based civil organizations to engage in human rights advocacy and awareness raising in Bangladesh’’. The Human Rights Programme will build the capacity of existing human rights […]

Transparency International (TI): Inviting applications for ‘Future Against Corruption Award 2018’ to recognize a particular initiative planned or undertaken by one or several individuals and constituting a tangible contribution to the fight against corruption and the mission of the TI movement.

Funding brief: Since 1993, Transparency International (TI) has been leading the fight against corruption worldwide, working in more than 100 countries as part of a broader global movement. What TI’s work has consistently proven is that corruption can be challenged. TI is calling on young people across the globe to join the anti-corruption movement and […]

Comic Relief: Inviting applications for ‘Power Up: resourcing women’s and girls’ movements for change’ to strengthen women’s and girls’ movements. 

Funding brief: Comic Relief is excited to launch this funding opportunity focused on strengthening women’s and girls’ movements. They believe that the material and practical considerations of women and girls’ daily lives will only be significantly improved when they have full and equal power in decision making at all levels. Studies have shown that women’s […]

Islamic Development Bank-Bangladesh Islamic Solidarity Educational Wakf (IDB-BISEW): Inviting applications for ‘scholarship’ to provide training of various duration on IT disciplines leading to a certificate or professional diploma.

Funding brief: Islamic Development Bank-Bangladesh Islamic Solidarity Educational Wakf (IDB-BISEW) was established following an agreement between the Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and the Government of Bangladesh. IDB-BISEW undertakes funding and implementing of projects in the areas of education, human resource development and institutional strengthening. It is a technology skills development project under which the scholarship winners are […]

Ideas for Action Competition: Inviting applications for ‘Competition’ to provide students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world.

Funding brief: Ideas for Action provides students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world. A joint program of the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, […]

CIVICUS: Inviting applications for ‘The Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator’ to engage and support up to 30 youth advocates using data to improve local development related to poverty, hunger, health and well-being, education, gender equality and water and sanitation.

Funding brief: The Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator is a 12-month pilot project that will engage and support up to 30 youth advocates using data to improve local development related to poverty, hunger, health and well-being, education, gender equality and water and sanitation (Global Goals 1-6). These youth advocates will have access to a suite of […]

The American Association of University Women (AAUW): Inviting applications for ‘International Fellowship program’ to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.

Funding brief: AAUW’s International Fellowship program has been in existence since 1917. The program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the U.S. who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A limited number of awards are available for study outside of the U.S. (excluding the applicant’s home country) to women who are […]

Youth for Water and Climate (YWC): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: Be Bold. Be Creative. Get Support.’ to identify, encourage and support youth engagement related to water management and climate change adaptation.

Funding brief: The Youth for Water and Climate #YWC Platform is looking for youth-led projects! This call for proposals has been designed to identify, encourage and support youth engagement related to water management and climate change adaptation. It is made possible thanks to the contribution of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and will […]

The Kectil Program: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to identify and nurture highly talented youth in developing countries who have the potential to make a positive difference in their communities and countries.

Funding brief: The Kectil Program was created to identify and nurture highly talented youth in developing countries who have the potential to make a positive difference in their communities and countries. What Is Kectil? ● Web-Based Mentoring Program ● Monthly Kectil Talks with Leaders in Science, Business, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Public Service ● Assignments & Sharing ● Connect with […]

Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to focus on four inter-related issues through which climate change may profoundly affect the lives and prospects of our selected constituencies, namely: water access, food security and sovereignty, sustainable livelihoods, and climate-related migration and relocation.

Funding brief: CJRF grants focus on four inter-related issues through which climate change may profoundly affect the lives and prospects of our selected constituencies, namely: water access, food security and sovereignty, sustainable livelihoods, and climate-related migration and relocation. By using these four issue areas as project “entry points,” CJRF aims to address the most profound […]

The Diana Award: Inviting applications for ‘award’ to accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can revive for their social action or humanitarian work.

Funding brief: Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can revive for their social action or humanitarian work. Criteria: ● Vision: Demonstrates commitment and passion to the cause, evidenced through their service to that cause and through social action. ● Youth led: […]

The Commonwealth: Inviting applications for ‘Commonwealth Young Person of the Year’ to find exceptional young people who are making a difference in their communities.

Funding brief: The Commonwealth is offering exceptional young people who are making a difference in their communities a chance to win a Commonwealth Youth Award. Nominations are opening for the 2019 edition of the awards, which includes a cash grant and a trip to attend the awards ceremony in London next March, during Commonwealth Week. […]

Transparency International (TI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark: Inviting applications for ‘A Global Competition: Mini-grants for Social Entrepreneurs’ to solve social problems and develop new methods, tools, and projects to fight corruption.

Funding brief: Transparency International (TI) is calling for young people under 35 years old who are motivated to solve social problems and develop new methods, tools, and projects to fight corruption. TI, with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark ahead of International Anti-Corruption Conference Series, are together launching a global competition for new project ideas […]

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and UK Research and Innovation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries.

Funding brief: The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a five-year £1.5 billion fund and a key component in the delivery of the UK Aid Strategy: tackling global challenges in the national interest. The fund aims to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries through: challenge-led disciplinary […]

The Asia Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘2019 Asia Foundation Development Fellows program’ to provide highly qualified, young professionals from Asia with an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia’s critical development challenges.

Funding brief: The Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia’s Future program provides highly qualified, young professionals from Asia with an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia’s critical development challenges. The year-long professional advancement program draws on The Asia Foundation’s extensive 18-country network and deep expertise working […]

UNFPA: Inviting applications for ‘Asia-Pacific Regional Youth Video Competition’ to recognize the key role of young people in tackling issues on Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE). 

Funding brief: UNFPA is hosting an Asia-Pacific Regional Youth Video Competition that will further recognize the key role of young people in tackling issues on SRHR and CSE. These videos will act as advocacy and awareness-raising to further strengthen policies and programmes of SRHR and CSE in the region. Furthermore, it enables them to showcase […]

The Energy Globe Award: Inviting applications for ‘award’ to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist.

Funding brief: The objective of the ENERGY GLOBE Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist. Projects submitted from over 170 countries take part each year in the awards. For 2018 innovative projects and smart technologies from around the world […]

PAI: Inviting applications for ‘YOUAccess fund’ to support youth-led organizations to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Global South.

Funding brief: YOUAccess, a multiple donor fund, provides flexible funding that allows for risk-taking and a platform for youth and adolescent ownership of projects. Grant awardees contribute to building sexual and reproductive health and rights champions among policymakers, leaders, organizations, and individuals at national, district, and community levels. The fund offers an opportunity for innovative […]

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, joins the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): Inviting applications for ‘a call for applications’ to participate in the prestigious youth entrepreneurship pitching event entitled Start and Scale-up for SDGs.

Funding brief: IOM, the UN Migration Agency, joins the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and partners in announcing a call for applications to participate in the prestigious youth entrepreneurship pitching event entitled Start and Scale-up for SDGs. The event will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on 15 […]

The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF): Inviting applications for ‘NEF Commemorative Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists (CGF)’ to help  young scientists in this region grow up as world-class scientists in the areas of, or related to, conservation of wildlife and ecosystem in their own country or in the Asia-Pacific region.

Funding brief: The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) has launched out into a new programme, i.e., the NEF Commemorative Grant Fund for Capacity Building of Young Scientists (CGF), for a 10-year period up to 2025, aiming at capacity building of young scientists in developing countries of the AsiaPacific region; both of the CGF Programme and […]

The Gratitude Network: Inviting applications for ‘The Gratitude Network Fellowship’ to focus on leadership development, team development, and operational issues.

Funding brief: for social entrepreneurs serving children and youth. The Fellowship is designed to help the social entrepreneur scale their organization to the next level and therefore positively impact even more children. The Gratitude Network Fellowship is a 12-month leadership development program consisting of intense mentoring and coaching focusing on leadership development, team development, and […]

Earth Journalism Network (EJN): Inviting applications for ‘Call for proposals: Bay of Bengal Story Grants’ to boost reporting of climate justice and resilience in the Indian and Bangladeshi regions of the Bay of Bengal.

Funding brief: Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering Story Grants to boost reporting of climate justice and resilience in the Indian and Bangladeshi regions of the Bay of Bengal. The grants will support production of in-depth stories on climate and environmental change which aim to improve the quantity, quality and access to information by groups […]

Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Inviting applications for ‘SDG Partnership facility (SDGP)’ to contribute to sustainable development goals (SDGs) in developing countries.

Funding brief: Is your organization a company, public institution, NGO or knowledge institution? And do you want to cooperate in a public-private partnership in order to contribute to sustainable development goals (SDGs) in developing countries? If so, then your project can receive support from the SDGP. With the SDG Partnership facility (SDGP), the Ministry of […]

Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd.(SECL), & UNEP (Tunza Eco-generation): Inviting applications for ‘Call for applications – the 21st Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors’ to be awarded to the youth aged between 13 and 24 qualified to represent Tunza Eco-generation, an environmental networking platform for children and youth around the world.

Funding brief: Eco-generation would like to announce a call for applications for the 21st Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors Program. Eco-generation Regional Ambassador is an elite position awarded to the youth aged between 13 and 24 qualified to represent Tunza Eco-generation, an environmental networking platform for children and youth around the world. Eco-generation Regional Ambassador Program provides […]

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), International Youth Foundation (IYF): Inviting applications for ‘Contest for Youth Engagement in Energy, Water, & Transport’ inspire and create a dialogue on innovative ways to engage young people while addressing some of the problems and needs of communities and companies.

Funding brief: International Finance Corporation (IFC) and International Youth Foundation (IYF) have launched a new publication Creating Value Through Global Youth Engagement: A Smart Investment for the Infrastructure and Natural Resource Industries.  To highlight cases and best practices of engaging youth in the workforce, IFC is hosting a contest inviting young people to submit multimedia […]

Citypreneurs: Inviting applications for ‘Urban Innovation Challenge’, also known as “Citypreneurs”, a young SDGs startup competition in Seoul for prospective entrepreneurs from around the world interested in solving urban issues in Seoul and achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Funding brief:  “Urban Innovation Challenge: CITYPRENEURS” consists of two main components: a startup competition that works in close collaboration with city governments to solve urban problems as defined and measured by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), and an inclusive policy interface that brings together academia, the public and private sectors, civil society […]

The Women & Gender Constituency: Inviting applications for ‘Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards’ to showcase real solutions for a more just, equal and healthy planet.

Funding brief: The Women & Gender Constituency invites you to participate in the 2018 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards! The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is one of the nine stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Established in 2009, the WGC now consists of 20 women’s and environmental civil […]

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF): Inviting applications for ‘SAMPREETI’ from Bangladeshi organizations/ institutions/ groups/ clubs to explore some innovative ideas, models and proposals from greater Dhaka.

Funding brief: Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) is a national non-governmental organisation that promotes human rights and good governance through funding, policy advocacy and capacity building of NGOs and CSOs. MJF dreams for a world free from poverty, exploitation and discrimination where people live in dignity and human security through promotion of human rights and governance […]

The Hilden Charitable Fund: Inviting applications for the funding theme- a) UK: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25 b) Overseas: Community Development, Education, and Health;

Funding brief: In the UK: Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. Hilden’s grant making priorities overseas are for projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the […]

AmplifyChange: Inviting applications for ‘Network Grants Round 4’ to contribute to the development of stronger and more inclusive movements for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

Funding brief: To contribute to the development of stronger and more inclusive movements for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), AmplifyChange seeks proposals for Network grants. Networks create connections to help like-minded organizations strengthen and coordinate their impact, including finding strengths in diversity. They should be led by southern-based organizations capable of convening and supporting […]

One Young World: Inviting applications for ‘Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award 2018’ to support young leaders behind innovative and impactful climate justice initiatives that are preserving the earth for future generations.

Funding brief: For the third year running One Young World is teaming up with Mary Robinson to support young leaders behind innovative and impactful climate justice initiatives that are preserving the earth for future generations. The impact of climate change is not a distant threat, its effects are being felt right now by millions around […]

The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to create opportunities for young people in the environmental sector in developing countries to unfold their full potential.

Funding brief: The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative creates opportunities for young people in the environmental sector in developing countries to unfold their full potential. By giving small grants to individuals to expand their knowledge, experience and training, the Initiative aims to strengthen environmental Civil Society Organizations capacity and efficiency. The mission of the JWH Initiative […]

Global Fund for Community Foundation (GFCF): Inviting applications for ‘GFCF grants programme, 2018’ to strengthen and support community philanthropy approaches.

Funding brief: The GFCF is inviting concept notes for a grants programme aimed at strengthening and supporting community philanthropy approaches that: ● Strengthen the efforts of CPOs to respond to, change mindsets around and build support for complex, sensitive or apparently intractable issues at the community level (e.g. social cohesion and other community divisions, environmental issues, […]

Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs in the Kingdom of Bahrain: Inviting applications for ‘Nasser Bin Hamad (NBH) Youth Creativity Award to attract and develop talents and promote innovation by reducing obstacles faced by many of the world’s youth by providing them with the opportunity to express themselves and their talents and involving them in the development of their nation.

Funding brief: In the framework of strengthening the strategic plan for the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs and the implementation of initiatives related to the goals and objectives of the strategy, which in turn is seeking to keep up with global developments in the field of youth and sports. These were then translated into a […]

Youth LEAD and Y-PEER (Asia Pacific Center): Inviting applications for ‘Innovative Grant 2018’ to address Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) needs of YKP at the regional and country level, pertaining to capacity development, policy influence, service delivery, community mobilization and evidence generation.

Funding brief: Youth LEAD and Y-PEER (Asia Pacific Center) have collaborated together to address SRHR needs of YKP at the regional and country level, pertaining to capacity development, policy influence, service delivery, community mobilization and evidence generation. One of the highlights of this collaboration has been to promote innovative ideas and initiatives from various youth […]

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD): Inviting applications for ‘Call for Proposals: Feminist Participatory Action Research – Support to Grassroots Women Organizations for Land Rights and Development Justice 2018-2020’ to strengthen feminist movements for land rights and development justice.

Funding brief: APWLD invites grassroots women’s rights organizations and movements to take part in this exciting Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) programme that aims to develop capacity, tools and resources that support rural, indigenous, migrant and urban poor women (RIMUP) to demand their rights on land, water, soils, biodiversity, and other natural resources. Eight to […]