Latest Grants, Fellowships and Resources for Youths

A list of latest grants and fellowship opportunities for youths and youth-led NGOs around the world.

Apply for Children & Young People Now Awards 2016!

Deadline: 1 July 2016

Applicants are invited to apply for Children & Young People Now Awards 2016 that is providing an opportunity to become the gold standard for everyone working with children, young people and families.

The awards provide a great source of pride and recognition for all those who strive day in, day out, to improve the lives of others.

Award Categories

  • Children and young people’s wellbeing and achievement
    • The Early Years Award
    • The Play Award
    • The Youth Work Award
    • The Youth Volunteering and Social Action Award
    • The Learning Award
    • The Arts and Culture Award
    • The Advice and Guidance Award
    • The Young Carers Award
    • The Leaving Care Award
    • The Health and Wellbeing Award
    • The Early Intervention Award
    • The National Citizen Service Award
    • The Children in Care Award
    • The Youth Justice Award
    • The Family Support Award
    • The Safeguarding Award
  • Individuals, teams and organisations
    • Children and Young People’s Champion
    • The Children’s Achievement Award
    • The Partnership Working Award
    • The Recruitment and Professional Development Award
    • The Public Sector Children’s Team Award
    • The Children and Young People’s Charity Award

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any organisation or individual from the United Kingdom only can enter the awards.
  • Applicants can enter any number of categories, but the maximum number of categories an initiative can be entered for is three.

Key Dates

  • Judging: July and August 2016
  • Shortlist Announced: Beginning of September 2016
  • Awards Ceremony: November 2016

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Now Awards 2016.

Apply to Participate in Green Talents Competition 2016 for Young Researchers in Sustainable Development

Deadline: 24 May 2016

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is currently inviting young researchers from around the world to participate in Green Talents Competition 2016.

Selected as one of the 25 awardees, the researchers are invited to visit the hot spots of German sustainability research and establish a unique network with peers and experts.

The prestigious Green Talents programme offers the unique opportunity to become part of an exceptional world-wide network of outstanding young minds and leading German institutions.

Benefits

The Green Talents competition offers the researchers:

  • Green Talent Network: The unique global Green Talents network of more than 150 outstanding young minds from over 45 different countries worldwide, covering the full spectrum of sustainability science and will help in exchanging ideas with peers and find new project partners.
  • Research Stay in 2016: Up to three months stay at a German facility of one’s own choice to gain experiences in an inspiring environment and advance professional career while establishing long-lasting relationships.
  • Science Forum: The Green Talents will be invited to Germany for a two-week science forum in October 2016 offering them a unique opportunity to get exclusive access to the country’s research landscape.
  • Individual Appointments: The Green Talents will meet leading German experts of their choice in individual appointments to personally discuss their research and lay the foundations for future collaborations.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Have enrolment in or completion of a master’s degree programme or higher no more than three years ago
  • Have proven excellent command of English
  • Not be a German citizen nor a resident of Germany
  • Have significantly above-average grades
  • Have Strong focus on sustainable development and an interdisciplinary approach

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit their applications through an online registration process.

For more information, please visit Green Talents Competition.

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European Commission’s 4th Call for Proposals: Community Development Programme in Cyprus

Deadline: 27 May 2016

The European Commission is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for its 4 th Community Development Programme in order to improve the living standards of the citizens living in the northern part of Cyprus.

The programme is divided into two lots:

  • Lot 1: Support to Urban Local Communities(1,500,000)
  • Lot 2: Support to Rural Local Communities(3,350,000)

Themes

  • Waste management services
  • Cleaning and environmental services
  • Social services targeting elderly, women, children and youth
  • Stray animals management services
  • Pest control services
  • Capacity building and strengthening of management structures

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • Lot (1)
    • minimum amount: EUR 400,000
    • maximum amount: EUR 750,000
  • Lot (2)
    • minimum amount: EUR 350,000
    • maximum amount: EUR 560,000

Eligibility Criteria (For both the Lots)

In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:

  • be a legal person
  • be non-profit-making
  • be a local community as mentioned in Council Regulation with a population greater than 15,000 people
  • be established in the northern part of Cyprus
  • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary
  • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consist of two phases:
    • Concept notes
    • Full applications
  • In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Seeking Proposals for Youth Engagement, Education and Employment Programs

Deadline: 21 May 2016

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS or Service) National Youth Development Program is seeking proposals from non-profit, state and local government youth-serving organizations with the interest and capacity to work cooperatively with the USFWS to develop and administer projects focused on providing employment, educational and public-service opportunities for U.S. citizens and legal residents.

Projects are developed based on needs identified by USFWS offices at the national, regional and local levels that will lead to the development of project scopes of work in consultation with the youth serving organizations selected as program partners

Focused Areas

  • Employment: Projects that provide participants with job skills training, education and professional development. These projects will engage youth crews, small teams and individuals
  • Education and Public Service: Projects that provide participants an opportunity to be exposed to civic engagement and collaborative, community-based stewardship of natural and cultural resources.

Funding Information: Contingent upon the availability of funds, the USFWS estimates having available a maximum of $10,000,000 this fiscal year nationwide for projects under this program

Eligibility Criteria

  • The opportunity is open to non-profit, state, county, city or township and special district government youth-serving organizations with the interest and capacity to work cooperatively with the USFWS to develop and administer projects focused on providing employment, educational, and public-service opportunities for U.S. citizens and legal residents between 15 and 25 years of age and veterans up to 35 years of age.
  • No other entities are eligible to respond.
  • All responding non-profit entities must provide a copy of their Section 501(c)(3) status determination letter received from the Internal Revenue Service.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Youth Engagement, Education, and Employment Programs.

European Commission: Strengthening the Capacities of Civil Society Organisations & Local Authorities in Liberia

Deadline: 31 May 2016

The European Commission is currently accepting applications from eligible organizations for the thematic programme “Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities 2014-2020” to strengthen service delivery by CSOs and to contribute to the democratic process in Liberia.

Objectives

  • To support initiatives aimed at improving legal certainty and enforcement of land rights
  • To support initiatives aimed at empowering vulnerable – women and youth
  • To support initiatives aimed at improving access to quality mental health services

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between EUR 300 000 and EUR 1 000 000.

Location

Actions must take place in Liberia.

Duration

The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 18 months nor exceed 36 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person
    • be non-profit-making
    • be a non-governmental organisation
    • be established in Liberia or in a Member State of the European Union
    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary and
    • Demonstrate previous presence or experience working in Liberia
  • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations
  • The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s).
  • Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
  • Co-applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the lead applicant.

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Concept notes
    • Full applications
  • In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs: Inviting Applicants for CBYX Enhancement Program

Deadline: 30 May 2016

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is inviting applicants from United States for FY16 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Enhancement Program which is a one-time opportunity to expand and strengthen people-to-people relationships between the United States and Germany.

Purpose

  • Provide German youth participants in the CBYX High School and Young Professionals components with enhanced opportunities to learn about civil society and political life in the United States through the Workshop Component.
  • Create a national U.S. CBYX alumni network that is self-sustaining, that encompasses participants from all CBYX components, and that is linked to counterpart organizations in Germany, for the purpose of continuing the goals of the CBYX program and to provide forums for continued collaboration between our two countries through the Alumni Component.

Program Components

  • Workshop: Provide program enhancement opportunities to German participants in CBYX academic year programs.
  • Alumni: Support the development of a CBYX alumni association network and will strengthen ties between U.S. and German alumni of the program.

Funding Information: The approximate total funding available is $2,000,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications may be submitted by U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3)
  • Bureau grant guidelines require that organizations with less than four years of experience in conducting international exchanges be limited to $130,000 in Bureau funding
  • Technical Eligibility: Proposal must comply with the following or it will be declared technically ineligible and given no further consideration in the review process.
    • For the Workshop Component: Prior experience managing J-visa program responsibilities for the secondary school category.
    • For the Alumni Component: Prior experience organizing international exchange alumni activities.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can contact for application package via given website.

For more information, please visit CBYX Enhancement Program.

Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program: Fostering Next Generation of Iraqi Leaders

Deadline: 16 May 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is inviting eligible organizations to submit proposals to develop and implement a 2017 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) with an aim to foster the next generation of Iraqi leaders by exposing Iraqi high school students to U.S. society and culture and providing them skills development in leadership, civic education and responsibility, diversity awareness and tolerance, and civic engagement.

Grant Programs

  • Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) in Arabic for High School Students
  • Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) for High School Students
  • Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) for Undergraduate Students

Funding Information

Subject to the availability of funds, the Embassy expects to award one cooperative agreement for up to

  • $500,000 to carry out IYLEP in Arabic for High School Students.
  • $1,300,000 to carry out IYLEP for High School Students.
  • $1,300,000 to carry out IYLEP for Undergraduate Students.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. non-profit organization meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c) (3); an internationally based non-profit organization; an academic institution; or other institution for which profit is not a primary motive;
  • Have demonstrated experience administering exchange programs focused on youth; and
  • Have the capacity to operate in Iraq, or have or develop active partnerships with organization(s) operating in Iraq.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit

USAID’s Biodiversity APS in South Sudan: Strengthening Livelihoods & Resilience to Shocks

Deadline: 23 May 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications from qualified organizations for its Biodiversity Annual Program Statement (APS) in South Sudan in order to build foundations for conservation, anti-trafficking, land and natural resource management, conflict mitigation, and security, and will enhance women and youth with livelihoods and economic opportunities, through fishing, vegetable gardening and small scale microenterprise activities to disengage them from wildlife poaching.

Objectives

  • Promote recovery with resilience by facilitating community-led response, delivering critical services and strengthening livelihoods and resilience to shocks.
  • Enable peace and reconciliation through support to an inclusive peace process, strengthening inter- and intra-communal relations and reconciliation, and improving mechanisms for conflict management.

Award Information

  • USAID anticipates that approximately $23M may be available to support the overall program
  • The anticipated period of performance for each award may vary, but will not exceed a period of 5 years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All U.S. and non-U.S., nonprofit or for-profit NGOs, or Public International Organizations or international organizations (PIO or IO), may participate.
  • USAID strongly encourages submissions from new and varied partners.
  • Applicants are encouraged to contribute resources from their own private or local sources for the implementation of this program, where feasible.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application forms electronically at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Biodiversity Annual Program Statement.

European Union Call for Proposals: Support to Cultural Activities 2016

Deadline: 17 May 2016

The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a programme entitled “Support to cultural activities 2016” to increase public awareness of EU core values and enhance visibility of the EU cooperation in Palestine through the support to the Palestinian cultural sector.

Objectives

The programme is divided into two lots:

  • Lot 1: Support to cultural activities ( 340,000 EUR)
    • Enhance the visibility of the EU in Palestine though the support to cultural events which attract a lot of people all around the country (including in isolated areas, refugee camps, etc…).
    • Raise awareness on Palestinian culture.
  • Lot 2: Empowerment of Youth CSOs working in the cultural sector (80,000 EUR)
    • Enhance the visibility of the EU in Palestine though the support to innovative cultural projects developed by youth CSOs working in the cultural sector (especially in isolated areas, refugee camps, etc).
    • Contribute to build capacities of youth CSOs working in the cultural sector.

Priorities

  • Actions with a strong “Euro-Palestinian” dimension (i.e. clearly promoting exchange between various European cultural organisation and Palestinian ones.
  • Actions promoting partnerships amongst events/festivals and/or consortiums of cultural players contributing to more unified sector all around the country.
  • Proposals that contain capacity development activities, especially for youth.
  • Proposals that are not limited to one area, but target the entire country, including Gaza.
  • Protect and enhance Palestinian social cohesion, identity and heritage.

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • Lot 1: minimum amount: EUR 120,000 and maximum amount: EUR 170,000.
  • Lot 2: minimum amount:  EUR 20,000 and maximum amount:  EUR 40,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person
    • be non-profit-making
    • be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, public sector operator, local authority
    • be established in a Member State of the European Union or in Palestine or in an ENI  Partner Countries in the Southern Area (European Neighbourhood Instrument).
    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
  • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations
  • The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s)
  • Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Concept notes
    • Full applications
  • In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.
  • In order to apply for the program, the applicants have to register themselves in PADOR, an on-line database via given website.

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

World Bank Group Analyst Program: An Open Opportunity for Young People

Deadline: 5 April 2016

The World Bank is currently inviting talented young people for its Group Analyst Program, providing them the opportunity to contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Through this structured three-year program, applicants will work in an intellectually challenging and culturally diverse environment within a specific practice, region, or corporate unit in the World Bank Group, which includes the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Upon completion of the program, there may be opportunities for the applicants to continue their career in the World Bank Group. Participants holding a Master’s degree who find the opportunity to continue their career at the WBG may also be eligible for advancement opportunities. Alternatively, you may leverage the experience you have gained to pursue further studies or other opportunities in international development.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Management Accounting
  • Information Technology

Eligibility Criteria

  • Citizenship of a member country of the World Bank Group
  • Passion to contribute to the World Bank Group mission to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity
  • 28 years of age or younger (i.e., born on or after January 1st, 1988)
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in relevant field. Candidates who are currently pursuing a degree are eligible if the degree will be awarded by December 31, 2016
  • One to three years of relevant work experience in one or more specialty areas
  • Analytical thinking, proven academic success, strong written and oral communication skills, and leadership potential
  • Experience working or studying in developing countries is preferred
  • Fluency in English is required. Fluency or proficiency in other languages, in particular Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish or Russian, is preferred.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit World Bank.