Youths in developing countries are a major beneficiary group for many grantmakers as well as international development agencies. Young people can play a critical role in shaping the future and therefore, there is a huge emphasis on positively influencing their thinking, engaging with them on dialogues, building a better world and channelizing their energy for bringing about social change.
In this article, we have identified some open grants available for NGOs as well as for individual youths to apply and get financial support for helping themselves as well as others with the ultimate goal to reduce poverty and improve the well-being of the people.
The World Summit Youth Award is where you can showcase your projects for achieving the Millennium Development Goals; the MasterCard Foundation’s Scholars program seeks to increase access to education for young persons; the OPEC Fund’s scholarships to fund degree education; the UN-HABITAT’s Urban Youth Fund; the USAID’s Grand Challenge in partnership with World Vision and the Australian Government; the Adobe Youth Voices Awards and more such funding opportunities are covered.
If you are also wondering on how to write effective proposals and manage projects for youth development, we have a great document for you on this. The ‘How to Write, Develop and Manage Your Youth Development Projects‘ outlines guidance on planning and implementing projects that benefit young people in developing countries.
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