Call for Grant Applications – EU Youth Empowerment Fund

CATEGORY: Grants/Funding

Judith Macharia ()

The European Union, in partnership with the Global Youth Mobilization (GYM), an initiative of the world’s largest youth organisations—the “Big Six”— is launching the OPEN CALL for applications to the EU YOUTH EMPOWERMENT FUND THROUGH THE GLOBAL YOUTH MOBILIZATION open until July 21. This call aims to fund innovative local ideas from young people that contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their communities.

The Open Call will support through micro-grant funding for community-based projects from individual young people or youth groups that tackle sustainable development challenges in their local communities.  The initiative aims to increase the participation of under-represented young people, including those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, those facing gender equality issues, or young people with a disability. Individual young people and informal groups can receive funding ranging from 500 to 1500 EUR, while registered youth organisations are eligible to receive between 3000 and 5000 EUR.

Who can Apply:

Young people aged 14 to 30 from countries eligible for Official Development Assistance *

Who We Want:

– Young individuals
– Informal groups
– Registered youth-led organisations

Eligible Projects:
Projects addressing global challenges aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Focus Areas:
– Projects by or for underrepresented young people and groups, including young people in challenging circumstances, those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and individuals facing barriers related to gender or disability
– Projects addressing climate change and environmental sustainability



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