Grants Available for Youth-led Projects

Date Published: 
Monday, March 25, 2013

UN-Habitat on Tuesday launched a call for applications for the Urban Youth Fund. The Fund will provide grants to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years who are piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter and secure tenure. Small development initiatives are eligible for grants up to USD$25,000. These grants aim at promoting youth empowerment as the solution for better urban governance.

Applicant organizations must be led by young people aged 15-32 years and be based in cities or towns in developing countries to qualify for a grant. Support will be provided primarily for those working to improve slum conditions and to raise opportunities for young people growing up in poverty. Projects encouraging gender equality or involving partnerships with the government or the private sector are particularly encouraged.

The Deadline for Applications is April 15, 2013


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