You Are the Solution: Funding by Youth, for Youth

Do you have an idea for a solution to overcome a challenge created by the COVID-19 pandemic? Want to support your local community? Campaign for change in your local area? Starting today, you can apply for funding from $500 –$5,000.

No matter how big or small the idea, it is highly encouraged to apply for funding. All that needs to be done is to complete a short application form setting out an idea, and what you want to achieve with the funding. It is optional, but recommended to upload a short video explaining why you should be awarded the funding. Good luck!

Who can Apply

Any young person between the ages of 14 – 30 can apply. The core requirement is for a truly innovative and impactful idea that has the potential to impact the individual or community around them.

Applications for funding must be inclusive and from an individual young person, an informal group of young people or a local / grassroots youth-led organization (including local chapters/organizations of the

About Global Youth Mobilization

Global Youth Mobilization is a movement of young people taking action to improve their lives now and in a post-COVID-19 world.

Supported by the world’s largest global youth organizations, World Health Organization, and United Nations Foundation, Global Youth Mobilization aims to address the negative impact of the pandemic on young people and support them to build back better.

Application are to be submitted using the form below. Applicants must be 14 or over and will also need:

– A reference from an adult 18+.
– A breakdown of how they plan to spend the funds.
– A named adult for those that are under 18.
– A short video explaining their project (optional, but highly encouraged).
– For Tiers 3 and 4: Please attach Government documentation of organisational status (CBO, NGO, Non-profit, 501c3 status, etc.)

Applications will be reviewed starting 1 May 2022

Applications will be reviewed on a three-month rolling cycle. There is no deadline to apply. The application platform will stay open for requests as long as funds are available.

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