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UN-HABITAT’s Urban Youth Fund for Youth-led NGOs

Gamala Luitel About Gamala Luitel

Gamala works as a Content Specialist for fundsforNGOs. She has got several years of experience in writing content and has worked with leading content development companies in India and Nepal. She has also worked as a script writer for several radio programs for NGOs. Her special interests are film documentaries, photography, travel and tourism.

Deadline: 15 April 2014

The UN-HABITAT’s Urban Youth Fund is accepting applications from young people from developing countries who have projects to work towards advancing the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the Habitat agenda. The major objective of the funding opportunity is to assist youth-led organizations to develop and implement projects that will contribute to sustainable urbanization in the developing world. The Fund aims to document best practices from successful youth-led projects, and create greater awareness of the need for youth mainstreaming in development policies and strategies.

Applications can be submitted for grassroots projects and initiatives with grant request up to USD25,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant organizations must be led by young people aged 15-32 years. However, adults above the age of 32 years may still take part in the organization and youth-adult partnerships are highly encouraged.
  • Proposed project must be youth-led development projects involving young people actively creating a better future for themselves and their communities.
  • Proposed project should take place at the grassroots level and be carried out by youth volunteers.
  • Initiative should address a broad range of community needs such as employment, access to affordable housing and secure land tenure, safer cities and participation in decision-making.

To apply for the grant, visit Applicant Registration page.

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