The World Bank in Jamaica has announced Civil Society Fund (CSF) for year 2011for working to keep youth out of risk especially young male. The Fund supports activities related to civic engagement by providing small grants through World Bank Jamaica. The activities should strengthen mechanisms for inclusion, accountability and participation of youth. Activities should also strengthen partnerships with the public sector, other civil society organizations, and the private sector.
The following activities may include for funding, but are not limited to:
- Workshops and seminars to enhance civic engagement skills and/or knowledge.
- Communication campaigns to influence policymaking or public service delivery.
- Innovative networking efforts to build the capacity of youth.
- Programs that empower youth to come together, build social capital, and speak for themselves and their communities through conflict resolution, team building, life skills training, and youth advocacy training. These activities could be community- or school-based.
Grants are given in the range of US$3,000 to US$5,000.
These grants will not fund research programs, formal academic training programs, operational projects, provision of basic services, ongoing institutional core support (such as salaries, overhead costs, general office supplies or equipment), scholarships, fellowships, study programs, computer equipment and installation, construction of facilities, individuals applying on their own behalf, or non-legal entities. Proposed activities should not compete with or be a substitute for regular World Bank programs.
How to apply:
Proposals, guidelines and application forms are available on the World Bank Jamaica website and at the World Bank Jamaica Office, 6 St. Lucia Ave., Kingston 5. Applicants are advised to read the criteria and the application form carefully before submitting an application.
Grants will be awarded by a CSF Grants Committee, convened in the World Bank Jamaica Office.
For more information, visit this link.